The Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship is the inspiration of the soul. Michael (Murph) Murphy felt this inspiration throughout his life – a life that was cut short on June 6, 2008 when he was struck down by a hit and run driver. Murph would have been 32 in July.
His passion was music. He was a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He played a variety of instruments from guitar, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, a bit of the keyboard and was taking violin lessons. His creativity and abilities were varied. He was a member of 4 bands; “Leave” was an original music band that Murph founded and he was devoted to its vision. The members of Leave also performed as a cover band called “Joe V”. The other bands that he regularly performed with were “The Larkin and Moran Brothers” and “A Week Back”. All of them brothers to the end.
Murph taught at the Music School in Oak Lawn and encouraged and inspired people of all ages to learn how to play an instrument and love music.
Now, through his family and friends, Murph can continue to encourage and inspire. The Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund has been created with the mission to provide music related lessons and instruments to children from families that do not have the financial means to provide this opportunity. Our goal is to carry on Murph’s legacy and make a difference in a life by giving them the gift of music. We ask that you join us by providing whatever support you can to make that a reality.
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