Murray Vaasjo was born and raised in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. Since then he has been a member of the Okanagan Symphony and the Victoria Symphony.
He returned to Edmonton in 1990 and joined the Edmonton Symphony and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. He has been a member of the Arden Ensemble, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Edmonton Youth Orchestra, and has studied with Sally Thomas in Meadowmount, New York and with Shirley Givens and Sidney Humphries in Victoria. Murray is active as a teacher and is the founder of the Sherwood Park Youth Strings.