MCC-Maple Woods music instructor Jim Murray wins NRCC award

MurrayJim Murray, music instructor at MCC-Maple Woods and conductor of the Northland Symphony Orchestra, was recently rewarded for his efforts at the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Excellence in Education banquet. The banquet honors outstanding teachers and students who contribute to education in the Northland each year.

Murray, who has been at MCC for more than a decade, can be found most days teaching musical appreciation and other courses in the Student Center. In addition to his campus teaching duties, he also conducts the Northland Symphony Orchestra, in which MCC orchestra students play, and has organized the Day of Remembrance concert, which celebrates the music and art of the Holocaust, for the past 11 years.