Kevin Murphy is director of coaching and music administration for Indiana University Opera Theater and professor of practice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In 2011, he was appointed director of the program for singers at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and 2013-14 marked his first season as artistic consultant for the Tucson Desert Song Festival. 

Previously, Murphy was director of music administration and casting advisor at New York City Opera and director of musical studies at the Opera National de Paris. He was the first pianist and vocal coach invited by James Levine into the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera, and from 1993 to 2006, Murphy was an assistant conductor at the Met. In his capacity as a member of the music staff, he played continuo harpsichord for many productions and toured Japan with the company. He also performed in Carnegie Hall with the Met Chamber ensemble and Met Orchestra and frequently played chamber music with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. 

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