Richard Murrow

Instructor of Tuba/Euphonium
Music
Ed Landreth Hall 304

r.murrow@tcu.edu | 817-257-6618

Education

Tuba-Double Bass Performance,
U.S. Navy School of Music

BFA Tuba Performance,
Louisiana Tech University

Courses Taught

Applied Tuba
Applied Euphonium
Brass Techniques II
Elementary Ear Training
Advanced Ear Training
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

Areas of Focus

Professor Murrow seeks to develop individual musicianship through the study of all styles and genres of music. Additionally, he works to bring the finest national and international artists to TCU.

Richard Murrow was a member of the original U.S. Navy Show Band and the U.S. Naval Academy Band 1971-1974. Additionally he was Principal Tuba with the East Texas Symphony from 2000-2015, the Plano Symphony from 1985-2001, the Texas Chamber Orchestra 1992-2001, Texas Wind Symphony 1994-2001 as well s many other groups. In 1996 Mr. Murrow recorded his first feature CD with Brazzology co-leader, Larry Spencer, entitled “Pick Yourself Up”. “Pick Yourself Up” achieved international success with sales throughout the U.S. as well as Europe and Japan. He has also recorded with the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, plus numerous radio and TV jingles. In his early career Richard traveled with the Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Band, The Moscow Circus, and Ice Capades. He has also played with a host of international artists including Mel Torme, George Shearing, Henry Mancini, Brian Wilson, The Moody Blues, Kix Brooks, Sandy Duncan, and Robert Guillaume just to mention a few.

In addition to his love of the tuba, Richard is also a freelance bass player. He has spent countless hours over the past 40 years playing bass in every musical genre from pop/commercial, rock, jazz, country, to stage musicals and recording studios. Richard currently plays bass with the popular Fort Worth based jazz group “The Bucket List Jazz Band”.

Richard Murrow has taught Tuba and Euphonium at Texas Christian University since 1996. Prior to his appointment at T.C.U. Richard Murrow taught at the University of Texas at Arlington for fifteen years. As an educator Mr. Murrow has given educational clinics and solo performances at over 250 universities and high schools. From 1978-1998 Richard taught over 25,000 hours of private low brass lessons in Texas public schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Additionally, his teaching and performances have taken him over most of the United States, as well as fifteen countries in South America and Europe. In 1999 Mr. Murrow was a guest soloist with the National Orchestra of Peru, in Lima, Peru, where he also taught at the Lima Conservatory.   Richard Murrow is a tuba Artist/Clinician/Design Consultant for the Miraphone Corporation of Waldkraiburg, Germany.

Publication articles in the International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal.

School Band and Orchestra Magazine

Featured CD recording for jazz tuba, “Brazzology, Pick Yourself Up”.

International Tuba Euphonium Association

Artist/Clinician/Design Consultant Miraphone Corporation, Waldkraiburg Germany.