Briant Summerhays


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former President
Company Name
Summerhays Music

Briant Summerhays has been a part of the music industry his entire life. His mother and father opened a music store in Utah in the days following World War II. Earlier, his father, Hy, had been a bandleader and violin player. Briant went to college to study accounting and soon was involved with several businesses. He later opened his own music store some 30 miles south of his parent’s store, but would manage both stores when his father suddenly passed away in 1977. Since that time Briant has been active in creating his own brand of products, serving on the NAMM Board and upgrading his business into the computer age. His love for selling and the business is still as strong as ever.