Tampa, Florida native Lauren Murray enjoys an active career as a Recitalist, Chamber Musician, and Educator. With trumpeter Robert Murray, she is co-founder of the duo ‘Harmonie del Sur’. Hailed for their “wonderful musical rapport”, “impeccable intonation”, and “exquisite performances” their collaboration has brought their performances around the world and birthed over a dozen new compositions for oboe and trumpet. The duo has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall; they have appeared as performer/presenters at a variety of international conferences, in recital, and given masterclasses world-wide.
Currently the Chair of the Music Department at Patel Conservatory in Tampa, Dr. Murray has served as principal oboe of the LaGrange (GA) Symphony Orchestra, held English horn positions with the Owensboro and Irving Symphonies and oboe faculty positions at the University of Northern Colorado, Murray State University, and the University of South Florida. She has been a guest artist at numerous International Double Reed Society Conferences, The Moab Music Festival, New Music Tampa, the Bonk Festival of New Music, and has appeared as a soloist with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, The Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the Greeley Chamber Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony, and The University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Murray and can be heard on recordings on the Emeritus, Naxos, Klavier, GIA, Symphonic Discoveries, and Bonk labels.
A long standing performer with the North Texas Wind Symphony, Dr. Murray can be heard on more than fifty CDs contained in the Klavier Wind Project: “Teaching Music through Performance in Band”, GIAWindworks, and the GIA Composers’s Collections series. Dr. Murray’s primary instructors have been Charles Veazey, Ronald Roseman, and Ann Adams; she received the D.M.A in Oboe Performance from The University of North Texas, the M.M from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Stetson University.