Brian C. Murray

Conducting DMA

Conducting Associate, University Singers

Conducting Associate, Collegium Singers

Instructor, Fundamentals of Conducting  Choral Office: MU217


Brian C. Murray is a third-year doctoral student in choral conducting at the University of North Texas where he serves as the conducting associate for the University Singers, Collegium Singers, and instructor of Fundamentals of Conducting. He has also served as the conducting associate for the A Cappella Choir and Concert Choir. He is also the director of the Youth Chorus of Collin County. Previously, he worked as a high school choir director in Carrollton, Texas. Murray received a Bachelor of Music degree in choral music education, summa cum laude, from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music Education degree from the Florida State University.

Murray has presented interest sessions for state and divisional conferences and he has published in ChorTeach and the Choral Journal. Murray has proudly served the Texas Music Educators Association as the vice president of Region 31, the vocal chair of Region 24, secretary of Region 24, and the facilities chair for the Vocal Division. His service to the American Choral Directors Association includes co-managing the 2017 and 2019 National MS/JH Honor Choirs. Murray is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. His professional affiliations include ACDA, TCDA, TMAA, TMEA, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Murray and his wife, Allison, reside in Carrollton, Texas with their son, Weston. They are active members of the music and worship arts ministry at First Baptist Church Carrollton, Texas.