Shaun Murphy

Artistic Discipline: Spoken Word


Age Groups for Residencies: Grades 5 to adult

About the Artist: Shaun is a spoken word artist, musician, community leader and motivational speaker. He is a trained teaching artist in our Hip Hop Arts & Education program, holds a Masters degree in Education and is a college professor.

As a former service member and advocate for Veterans, Shaun was recognized by Michelle Obama for leading a Veteran initiative at Teach For America.

Today, Shaun owns several very successful businesses, released motivational music, and has collaborated with top curriculum experts to develop an online personal development curriculum designed to Wake The Beast inside of you.

During his motivational speeches he shares his story, along with the steps, systems and strategies he used to Wake Up, Rise Up, and Level up in life. Incorporating the “Wake The Beast” Way as the guide for change.