Kyara Nelsen returns to the Butte Symphony as concertmaster after a two year absence to pursue her Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at Florida State University. She served as assistant conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra, FSU’s graduate level ensemble and also as the assistant conductor of the University Philharmonia.
A native of Helena, Montana, Kyara earned her bachelor’s degree in violin performance at the University of Montana and stayed to earn a Master’s degree in Viola performance, too. She pursued several conducting opportunities, studied independently with Dr. Millán and served two years as the director of the University of Montana Chamber Orchestra, and assistant director of the University of Montana Symphony Orchestra as well as the Missoula Youth Symphony.
Our symphony family is glad to have her back in our world. Her talents have returned to her home state and we see a great future for her.