"Michael has proven himself through the ranks of leadership as a national leader and has become one of our rising stars in choral conducting throughout the United States." Dr. Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association

"Under the very capable artistic direction of conductor Michael Murphy, The Palouse Choral Society, The Vandaleers, orchestra, and last but not least, the stunningly skilled soloists presented a superb Creation by Joseph Haydn. It was magnificent from beginning to end. We are so fortunate to have [his] level of expertise in this area." Rosemary Waldrop 2013 Moscow-Pullman Daily News

"I learned more in this week than I did in my entire undergrad work and teaching in the field." C.M. -2012 Conducting and Choral Methods Summer Masterclass Participant

"The Vandaleers Concert Choir under conductor Herr Murphy was one of the best performances in my church." 2010 Markus Landerer, Domkapellmeister
(Director of Music) Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria