Casey describes his role as essentially that of a storyteller. Writing grant proposals and donor communications is largely about collecting, crafting, and conveying the story of Sarasota Orchestra—who we have been, who we are now, and who we want to be in the future.

Get to know Casey Murphy

Hometown: Rochester, MI

First year with Sarasota Orchestra: 2022

Education and Experience: Casey earned a B.A. in Theatre/English from the University of Michigan. Before coming to the Orchestra, he was a Development Associate for Foundation Relations & Individual Giving at Asolo Repertory Theatre.

People are surprised to learn... Casey has worked as an actor in New York, regionally, and locally. Select theatres at which he has appeared include Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Florida Studio Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.

Favorite piece of music: Casey says, "Johann Hummel – Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra (E-Flat Major). As a young trumpet player, I grew up listening to this and absolutely idolizing Wynton Marsalis."


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Our Mission

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

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All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

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Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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