This year will mark Kyara Nelsen’s 7th year as Concertmaster of the Butte Symphony. She began her career with the orchestra in 2015 and played for four years before moving to Florida for graduate school. She returned to Montana and has loved every minute with the Butte Symphony since her very first rehearsal.
Based in Missoula where she maintains a growing private studio, Ms. Nelsen is the director of both the Great Falls Youth Orchestra and the orchestra program at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, where she also teaches violin.
Ms. Nelsen holds a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Florida State University (2021), a Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Montana (2019), and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from UM (2017).