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Fine Arts Center, Suite E, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Jane Murray

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  • Artist/Teacher in Oboe
  • Department of Music
  • Phone: 401.874.2431
  • Email: murrmus@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: Fine Arts Center
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

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 the English horn, she has premiered many new works for that instrument, and was recipient in 2012 of a State Arts Council 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 oratorio societies. As director of the wind quintet Northeast Chamber Ensemble, she performs concerts and educational programs throughout the region. In 2000, they were the recipients of a Continental Harmony Grant from the NEA, resulting in creation of a new work and performances with Gospel choirs on both coasts.

Murray has performed as an English horn soloist with the RI Philharmonic, Ocean State Chamber Orchestra, Fall River Symphony 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.

A devoted pedagogue, she has recently become a teacher of Body Mapping for musicians: helping musicians of all ages retrain their movement to allow them to play without pain.

She is on the faculty at Salve Regina University, St Georges School, and the Vermont Youth Orchestra Summer Camp. At URI, she teaches Oboe and Pedagogy, and coordinates the Chamber Music and Community Music programs.

Education

  • Master of Music in music education, University of Rhode Island
  • Bachelor of Music in oboe performance, Boston University

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