Student Profile: Rebecca Murphy

Ian Leonard

Rebecca Murphy is a junior performance and writing double major who hails from Cherokee high school in Cherokee county Georgia. She plays the flute and also has a passion for writing. 

Murphy is a part of a small fraction of students who is pursuing a double major. Murphy recalled why she decided to double major in writing and performance.

“I know I have a passion for music, and I do love performing, but as far as a career goes, I’m more interested in musicology,” Murphy said.

Musicology is the study and analysis of music. Murphy says that the writing degree would be helpful because she’s very interested in writing papers on the theory of music, and also teaching music history and theory.

Outside of her passion for music, Murphy cares for her guinea pig, Bela Bartok, who is named after a famous 20th century composer.