Matthew Murchison

Musician. Composer. Performer.

Legit Music and Comedy Song Idiocy

Matthew Murchison    Musician  , Composer, Performer

Matthew Murchison

Musician, Composer, Performer


-Conducted a concert with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass and Percussion Ensemble

-Completed a Kickstarter project to write "Voyage: Concerto for Euphonium"

-Premiered "Copper Episodic" with the Ft. Huachuca Army Band

-Commissions for Oakland University ("Flatfoot Confidential"), Dual Soundway ("Side Streets"), Eastern Standard ("Yearning to be..."), Tubas Ignis ("Undertow"), and Patrick Geren ("Tobu Raqus")


Euphonium and Tuba

-Euphonium with River City Brass from 2002-2015. Matthew was a featured artist with the band hundreds of times on both euphonium and tuba across the United States and abroad. 

-Soloist with groups such as the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the US Army Band Pershing’s Own, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, and the Denver Brass.

-Performed with groups such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Wind Symphony.

-Performed as a soloist across the United States as well as in South America, Europe, and Asia. 

-Served on adjudication panels for international competitions.

-Regularly featured at national and international conferences





-Motions won a Harvey Phillips Award for Composition Excellence at the 2016 ITEC.

-Flatfoot Confidential was a finalist for the inaugural Winston Morris Award at the 2016 ITEC.

-Moonfall was premiered with the composer as soloist with the US Army Band

Pershing’s Own in 2009. 

-Sadko for euphonium and cello was a finalist for the 2014 Harvey Philips Award for Excellence in Composition. 

-Matthew’s works and commissions have recently been performed across the US as well as in Japan and Portugal.

-Matthew writes everything from recital pieces to comedy songs. 



-Instructor of euphonium and tuba at Marshall University (starting Fall 2017).



-Matthew is an artist for Jupiter/XO Brass.