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Timothy McMurray

Assistant Director Strings Division

Associate Instructor, Violin

M.M. String Performance and Pedagogy, University of Utah
B.M. Music Education, Brigham Young University



An avid educator and performer, Timothy McMurray moved to Utah in 2010. He began his music studies on the violin at a young age with his mother Denise McMurray.

Since moving to Utah, he has held positions as the Master Teacher for the Weber State University String Project (2013-2015), and Associate Conductor of the New Horizons Orchestra based in Utah Valley (2011-2013). Mr. McMurray has also participated as a presenter at 2014 UMEA conference and 2015 National ASTA conference.

In addition to his work with the String Preparatory Division, he also directs orchestral studies at Olympus High School and appears regularly in the community as a clinician and coach. As a violinist, he can be found performing across the Salt Lake Valley in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. He maintains a passion for chamber music, which he studied extensively with the Cypress String Quartet, Amadi Azikiwe, and Dr. Hasse Borup.

Tim lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Emily and their two children. An active member of the American String Teachers Association and Utah Music Educators Association, Tim seeks to spread vibrant music instruction to all.

Teaching Philosophy

“I hope each student I work with leaves a better musician, performer, and individual. I strive to provide each student rich technical and musical instruction so their experience is both rewarding and enjoyable. I believe every student should experience what great playing sounds like, feels like, and looks like. This process develops a pattern of enduring learning for each student.”

Courses Taught

  • Violin - Private Lessons
  • Violin - Group Lessons
Last Updated: 6/23/22