Local Organizations

Community Education Classes


Both the Murray and Granite School Districts sponsor classes in a variety of art forms. These classes are an affordable way to introduce your child to the arts. Please call (801) 264-7414 for more information.

Local Cultural Businesses


There are a number of local businesses in Murray that provide a variety of cultural opportunities for classes and performances for both adults and children. Please call Cultural Arts at (801) 264-2638 for more information.

Miss Murray Pageant


Miss Murray Pageant orientation is set for May 9, 2016 at 6 pm in room 145 at MHS. Young women must be 17-24 years of age and live within the Murray City boundaries. At this orientation meeting, interested participants will find out everything they need to know about competing and what the commitment of being Miss Murray is. For further questions, contact Leesa Lloyd at 801-446-9233.

Link: Miss Murray

Murray Arts Council


The Murray Arts Council produces one major musical each year as part of the Murray Arts in the Parks Series. Additional activities are planned from year to year (such as Murray Idol produced in 2008). They also offer an annual theater-related scholarship to individuals who have participated in their musical productions. Contact them for more information at murrayac.info@gmail.com

Murray Concert Band


The Murray Concert Band features over 40 band players from across the valley. Under the direction of Dr. Craig Ferrin, they rehearse each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillcrest Jr High band room. They perform 4-5 times each year. To participate, contact Nanci Shino at 801-359-1900.

Murray Symphony


The Murray Symphony is a community orchestra that practices weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillcrest Jr. High band room. Under the direction of Julie Christofferson, they perform 4-5 times each year. The symphony is comprised of nearly 80 musicians from throughout the valley. To participate, contact Kim Rimmasch at kimrimmasch@hotmail.com or phone 801-243-2244.

Ballet Centre

The Ballet Centre in Murray began in 1986 teaching the art of classical ballet to children and adults from age 3 to professional level. The Centre produces three quality performances per year and does a benefit performance and workshop to enhance the arts in Murray schools and surrounding areas each year.