Faculty & Staff

Matt Murdock

  • Associate Professor
  • Music Department
  • B.M., Butler University
  • M.M., Bowling Green State University
  • D.A., Ball State University

Contact Info

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  • Office: 615-248-1269



Matthew serves as the Director of Instrumental Studies at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.  Before this position, Murdock instructed at Cathedral High School and DeKalb Central Schools in Indiana.  His area of research focuses on jazz interpretation/improvisation, and he is an active presenter/clinician. In addition, he sponsors student research in the area of World and Music Culture.

Matthew is active as a recitalist and free-lance musician in Nashville, TN.  He has worked with such noted performers Nelson Rangell, Duffy Jackson, Martin Short, Michael Davis, Ernie Watts, Bob Mintzer, Diana Reeves, John Fedchock, Carl Saunders, Dick Oates, Bobby Shew, Dennis DeBlasio, Bill Watrous, Nancy Wilson, Rufus Reid, Jack Sheldon and Rich Little. In addition, he regularly arranges for jazz ensemble, chamber music and commercial horn arrangements.

Certifications & Memberships

National Association for Music Educators
Indiana Music Education Association
Tennessee Music Education Association
Jazz Educators Network
International Trumpet Guild

Areas of Expertise/Research Interests

Aural Music Theory
Jazz Performance/Interpretation/Improvisation
Brass Instruments


The Music Student with Epilepsy, Matthew C. Murdock, Joseph A. Morgan, and Thomas S. Laverghetta, Music Educators Journal 2012 99:47. Peer reviewed journal.