Daniel K. Murphy


Yearbook Saying

"With these few words he opened up his heart.  
If you can't bring good news, then don't
 bring any."

 Activities:  Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Stage Band

Left: Picture of Dan from the 1971 Rogers 
High School Yearbook.


Current Info

Dan transferred to Rogers High School from De La Salle after his Sophomore Year.  He lives with his wife Linda in Redlands, CA where they have raised two children.  Dan used to play in a band called "Nightshift" with Chris Quinn.  He studied music in college and is now a music professor at the University of Redlands.  He comes back to Newport periodically to visit with some of his classmates from Rogers and De La Salle.


Professional Biography - July 2006

Dr. Murphy has been active as an elementary, secondary and college music educator for more than 20 years, including extensive classroom, instrumental and vocal music teaching in the public schools. 

A faculty member at Redlands since 1993, he has studied jazz and improvisation with Hal Crook, Malcolm Chrupcala and Dave Hanson and has performed with Don Stratton, Herb Pomeroy and Milt Hinton. 

Dr. Murphy has received grants to train music educators in classroom allocations of synthesizers and computers.  Additionally, he has received University of Maine System and Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Project grants for the design of multimedia class piano software. 

He is an author and clinician on music education and music technology with recent publications and presentations for the Music Educators National Conference, the International Association of Jazz Educators and the Tenth International Conference of Technology in Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



De La Salle Academy, Newport RI                                                                                                       Class of 1971