Murray Symphony has been a mainstay in the Salt Lake valley for nearly 50 years. With members coming from a wide variety of professions and ages, from teenagers to those in their 80s, they come together with a love for good music and find enjoyment in performing everything from the works of the masters to the iconic movie soundtracks of John Williams. Murray Symphony is more than just a group or an orchestra, it is a family that works together and plays together.
Meet The Conductors
Michelle has been conducting choirs and orchestras for over 20 years. Music is her lifeblood and she is never happier than when she is making music with others who find joy in the experience. She loves composing, teaching, day hikes and reading. She and her husband have four children.
Jim has been a part of the music scene in Salt Lake for 35+ years. Playing mainly bass, he can also play piano, guitar and viola! Jim loves the aesthetics of the great outdoors including, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, bird watching, and studying the geology of Southern Utah's red rock country.
Ernest J. Nielsen
Ernest J. (Ernie) Nielsen has been the Musical Director of community orchestras and choirs across Utah and California. He earned a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Brigham Young University and recently retired from a career in finance and international project management consulting.
Meet The Orchestra
Leslie W. McClure
Lau Ann Anderson
Karen W. Heath