April 16, 2024 I Appointments

Bert Murdock Music Names Cris Behrens General Manager

Cris Behrens

Bert Murdock Music has appointed Cris Behrens as its new general manager. With a distinguished career spanning over three decades, Behrens is transitioning from his previous role as general manager at Summerhays Music Center, bringing a wealth of experience in band and orchestra rental and retail to his new position.

“Cris’s appointment marks a significant milestone for our company,” said Ryan Murdock, president and CEO of Bert Murdock Music. “His exceptional leadership in school rentals, sales, community engagement and team development aligns perfectly with our vision. His track record in Utah is nothing short of remarkable, and we are confident that his expertise will propel Bert Murdock Music to unprecedented heights.”

On April 6, during the conclusion of the annual National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) convention, President CJ Averwater of Amro Music passed the torch to Behrens who has spent the last eight years serving on the organization’s board.

“Joining the Bert Murdock family is a privilege,” Behrens said. “Our shared commitment to nurturing music education in schools is a strong foundation for future growth. I am eager to collaborate with the team to enhance the musical journey for students, educators and musicians alike.”

This strategic move signals Bert Murdock Music’s dedication to expanding its reach and deepening its impact within the music education community. Under Behrens’ leadership, the company is poised to foster a vibrant culture of musical excellence and innovation.


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