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VanderCook College of Music

Faculty & Staff

Timothy Murphy

General Education

Tim Murphy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago where he studied History, focusing on American political history.  He also received his master’s degree from the University of Chicago where he focused on twentieth century American political history, writing his MA thesis on the role union workers played in the 1980 presidential election.  In addition to teaching at VanderCook, he is also the Director of the Master of Liberal Arts program at the University of Chicago.

  • HIST 202 U.S. History & Government


The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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