Composer, and sound installation artist John Murphree was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1976. He has a B.M. in Composition from the Berklee College of Music where his principle teacher was John Bavicchi, and an M.M. in Composition from The Boston Conservatory where his principle teacher was Andy Vores. He has also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with sculptor Dennis Svoronos, making percussion instruments and building sound installations.