Andover Educators
Jane Murphy

Jane Murray

B.Mus., in Oboe Performance
M.Mus., in Music Education
Licensed Andover Educator, 2015

Region: Eastern United States
Home State: Rhode Island
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons
Telephone: 401.595.7676

Jane Murray is frequently recognized by the Providence Journal for her “beguiling” English horn solos with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Long a champion of oboe d’amore and English horn, she has premiered several new works for the “deeper oboes”, and was recipient in 2012 of a RI State Council for the Arts Grant for a series of concerts of music for English horn and organ performed in several of the area’s magnificent churches.

She also is an accomplished oboist, and performs regularly with several New England area orchestras and choruses, in the pit for Broadway tours, and with the wind quintet Northeast Chamber Ensemble, who were the recipients of a Continental Harmony Grant from the NEA, resulting in a series of concerts in collaboration with Gospel choirs on both coasts.

She is a devoted pedagogue, training oboists of all ages, and is on the faculty of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School,St Georges School, Salve Regina University and the University of Rhode Island, where she teaches Oboe and Pedagogy. She served on the faculty of the Vermont Youth Orchestras Summer program, and was the artistic director of the Northeast Quintet Camp.

She has performed as soloist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Ocean State Chamber Orchestra and “Concerts on the Island” Chamber Orchestras, and was the featured oboist at the Newport Music Festival from 1993-2003. She also appeared at the Kingston Chamber Music Festival in 1995 and 2008, and at Vermont’s Reveille Festival from 2011-2014.

She is thrilled to be a member of the Body Mapping community and looks forward to helping musicians and others in Southern New England to move well and avoid injury!

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A WEM Attendee

"I can't thank you enough for your guidance. I have really been working to discipline myself in a slow responsible way using the techniques that you shared. The results have been wonderful! Case in point: My orchestra did a performance of Ein Heldenleben this last week which as you know pushes the endurance of all the players on stage. Thanks to Body Mapping, I was never at my limit this week and felt in total control of my physiology. Air efficiency was off the charts in the big passages, and I felt very confident on the pianissimo entrances, and long sustained soft chordal sections. If I felt any tension creeping-in I worked on quieting and resetting my joints and musculature. I have been talking you up quite a bit lately because people have been noticing a difference in my playing. I tell them I owe it all to Mapping (and being disciplined in adapting responsibly) I am a believer!"

Mark W., trombone