Scott Summerhays
President & CEO
Scott earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Utah, where he earned several academic awards, including Dean's Scholar. He worked negotiating labor contracts and consulting to arts organizations before returning to the music industry. Scott, along with his wife Jill, enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, and hacking around the golf course.
Laurel Summerhays
Vice President
Laurel joined Summerhays Music Center leaving the banking industry where she worked in the Professional Management and Bankcard areas. She earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. She loves to visit her daughter who lives in Maui and enjoys golfing and snorkeling.
Briant Summerhays
Briant founded Provo Music Center DBA Summerhays Music in Orem 1969. Briant holds an Accounting Degree from BYU. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Music Merchants for a total of 9 years. Briant co-founded and is treasurer of the International Foundation for Music Research. He also helped to raise the original grant funds for the Music Makes You Smarter Research Program. Briant served on the Real-estate Committee of National Association of Music Merchants. Briant also was the Director International Foundation for Music Research for twelve years. Briant is a co-founder of Accent Music Instruments and Accessories. He is the USA Sales and Marketing Manager for Gerhard Baier Brass winds, and the Marketing and Sales Consultant Brodmann Piano Group. Briant is mildy addicted to snow skiing, water skiing, golf & Dr. Pepper.

Cris Behrens
Manager
Cris has worked for Summerhays Music Center since 1992. He earned a degree in band instrument repair from Red Wing Tech College, and spent the first 5 years with Summerhays repairing instruments. He now is our Sales Manager. Cris has attended UVSC for business and accounting classes, and enjoys watching & playing basketball, snorkeling, boogie boarding & surfing in his spare time.

Brent Taylor
Pro Strings Consultant
Brent Taylor works as a Professional Strings Consultant at Summerhays Music Center. Additionally he is a string clinician/educator and one of the organizing members of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra.

When he is not making beautiful music with his beloved orchestras, or selling instruments at the music store, he enjoys playing with his dog and working for the betterment of mankind. In his better, younger years, when he was much thinner and had more hair he received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Brigham Young University. Mr. Taylor also plays the cello, which is considered by many to be the purest form of musical interpretation.

In his looming retirement he plans to be a bush pilot in the Amazon Jungle.

Christian Rapp
String Technician & Renovator
Christian was born in Germany and began playing the violin at the age of 5, continuing lessons until he was 15, then switching to classical guitar. Years of High School Orchestra, Jazz Group, Blues Band and several performances gave him inspiration for what the musical world has to offer.

After a specialization in English and Music in High School, he attended Wood Carpentry School which showed him that his real interest was to be found in the making of wooden string instruments. He studied an apprenticeship in the making and restoring of Classical Guitars and musical instrs.in general, in Xalapa, Ver., Mexico. After getting married, he earned a BA degree in Restoration at the National School for Conservation, Restoration and Museum Studies, living, teaching and working in Mexico City for many years, with his own Luthier shop. He was then invited to work for Summerhays Music Center which opened a new chapter for him and his family, becoming finally residents in 2007 and finding a new home in Utah.

Christian lives in Murray with his wife, son and a cat. He enjoys bike riding, music, good veggie food and playing classical guitar.

Bruce WoodwardBruce Woodward
Education Rep
Bruce Woodward has been involved in various aspects of the music business for over 30 years. As a french horn player, Bruce has performed and recorded with the Utah Symphony, appeared as a horn soloist on tour with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recorded for film, network, and religious broadcasts. He is also a sought after clinician and adjudicator. As an educator, Bruce has taught instrumental music in the public schools in Arizona and Utah and is currently on the adjunct instrumental faculty at Snow College, while also maintaining a large horn studio in the Salt Lake area. He was presented the special "Outstanding Service To Music Education Award" at the annual Utah Music Educator's Association's Convention in 2004.Bruce has enjoyed a career as a school music representative of the past 26 years. His association with the Summerhays family has been very fulfilling because of the fact that the company is always on the cutting edge of the best musical products and services- not only in the U.S., but throughout the world. As a result, Bruce has been able to confidently service his customers with all of their musical needs.

Steve Bauman
Education Rep
Steve has worked for Summerhays since 2007. He brings with him over 12 years of musical experience, beginning with trumpet & piano, then finally moving into guitar & electric bass. He atteneded the University of Utah with an emphasis in Jazz performance on the electric bass. He's been involved in several professional recording & performance groups throughout Utah, and continues to perform in the area regularly. He also teaches guitar & bass lessons to many aspiring musicans in the Salt Lake valley.

Patrick WebsterPatrick Webster
Education Rep
Patrick Webster, as the son of an Idaho music educator, has been involved in music his entire life. He holds both a Bachelorís degree in Music Education and a Masterís degree in Music from the University of Utah. He has taught the beginning through high school levels in band, orchestra, jazz, marching and percussion. Patrick has served as an assistant conductor of the Granite Youth Symphony and conductor of the Jordan Youth Symphony. He is a founding member of the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds and has served as president and associate conductor of that organization performing in both the clarinet and percussion sections. He enjoys being active as an adjudicator and clinician for junior high and high school ensembles. Patrick is anxious to draw on his many years as an educator and musician to serve the outstanding music educators throughout the state.

Laura PenroseLaura Penrose
Assistant Pro Strings Manager
Laura began her musical studies at five years old, starting with the piano and then composition. She studied music in Vienna, Austria through the Austro-American Institute and earned a degree in Media Music from Brigham Young University. She has performed all over the world, including Paris, Vienna, Shanghai, Beijing, and a tour through the West Indies. Laura is currently overseeing our Pro-Strings Department and also does strings clinics at local schools. She grew up in sunny Southern California and has lived in both Chicago and St. Maarten, but has finally settled down in Salt Lake City with her husband and two children. Laura is an avid reader and a mild hockey fan (Go Blackhawks!) She also loves Disneyland and lounging on the beach when she has the chance!

   
 
 

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