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Matt Murdock

Associate Professor, Music

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  • BM, Butler University
  • MM, Bowling Green State University
  • DA, Ball State University


Dr. Matthew Murdock serves Trevecca’s School of Music and Worship Arts as the coordinator of instrumental studies. He has 11 years of experience teaching in higher education and 18 years of teaching experience in parochial and public schools in Indiana. Murdock is an active recitalist and freelance musician and has performed with 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. Originally, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a family of educators, Dr. Murdock is humbled to be obeying God’s call to perpetuate the study of music in such a Christian setting as Trevecca.

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.