A graduate of Bryant Schools in Bryant, AR, Holly Murphy earned her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Arkansas Tech University in 2007 and has studied under Philip Parker, Kevin Tabb, Tim Matlock, and Ryan Camden. She has worked with drum-lines in several schools in Arkansas including, Bryant,Waldron, Hackett, and Cedarville. In addition to working with Academy of the Arts, she is also the percussion instructor at Fort Smith Northside schools and teaches elementary music at County Line Elementary in Branch, AR.
Mrs. Murphy marched Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 as a member of the Front Ensemble and is currently playing in the Handbell Choir and plays drum set at First Presbyterian Church. She has also performed in the orchestra pit for several productions including "West Side Story" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."