Oral History Information
Laurel Summerhays was 11 years old when she received her first paycheck working in her family’s music store. Her parents, Hyrum and Colleen, opened Summerhays Music in 1936 and their family has served the greater Salt Lake City area ever since. After college, she pursued a career in banking but returned to the music business after her father passed away. Since that time she worked closely with her two brothers to grow the business, opening up new locations and dedicating themselves to supporting music education programs at all levels.