Instructor of Music


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor of Music
    • Music History
    • Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
  • Concentration:

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
  • Department:

    • Music and University Center for the Arts


A native of Scotland, G. Murray Oliver received his degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Murray has studied trombone with Chris Houlding, Rob Burtenshaw, Rob Holliday, Mark Kellogg, and Ralph Sauer, and conducting with Clark Rundell, Baldur Bronnimann, Donald Hunsberger, Brad Lubman, and Christopher Seaman.

Murray has performed with diverse performing organizations ranging from principal positions held with Lakeland Opera and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra to appearances with Opera Fort Collins, Cheyenne Symphony, Art Garfunkel, Martha Reeves, Ed Thigpen, and The Shangri-Las. As a chamber musician, Murray has appeared with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Alarm Will Sound, and the Odyssey Chamber Players. Murray has appeared in concert and as a recitalist throughout the U.K., France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, and much of the U.S.

Murray is currently director of graduate studies, and assistant professor of music at Colorado State University where his duties include teaching music history. He has previously taught on the faculty of the University of Missouri-Columbia where his duties included teaching trombone, euphonium, and conducting the opera program.