Richard Murrow is currently the principal tubist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, American Chamber Brass, is co-leader of the jazz group, "Brazzology". He has also played and recorded with both the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. In 1996 Mr. Murrow recorded his first feature CD with Brazzology co-leader, Larry Spencer, entitled "Pick Yourself Up". "Pick Yourself Up" has achieved international success with sales throughout the U.S. as well as Europe and Japan. He has recorded numerous commercial CD's, plus radio and TV jingles. Richard is a former member of the U.S Naval Academy Band, The Navy Show Band, Plano Symphony and McKinney Symphony orchestras. 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, Brian Wilson, The Moody Blues, and Robert Guillaume just to mention a few.
In addition to his love of the tuba, Richard is also a freelance bass player. Part of his bass duties include being the staff bass player with the Celebration Band at Stonebridge United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas, a position he has held since January, 2000. He has also spent countless hours over the past 30 years playing bass in every musical genre from pop/commercial, rock, jazz, country, to stage musicals and recording studios.
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 during the past ten years. His teaching and performances have taken him over most of the United States, as well as some 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.
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