Our People

Scott SummerhaysScott Summerhays
President & CEO
Scott has been working at Summerhays Music for a really long time (since he was 12 years old!).  He has actively served in many music industry roles including being the President of the National Association of School Music Dealers and served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Music Merchants.  Scott believes that music and the arts is a critical part of a well balanced education and he has lobbied in WashingtonDC on its behalf.  He has Masters Degree in Business from the University of Utah where he earned many academic honors including Deans Scholar.  He enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, hiking, and is a really lousy golfer.

Laurel SummerhaysLaurel 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.

Cris BehrensCris 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.

Patrick Buie 
Accessories Manager
Patrick splits his time between heading up our accessories department and performing locally and nationally playing trombone in bands spanning many genres.  

brenttaylorBrent 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

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.