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Wilberg, Mack

 Person

biographical statement

Dr. Mack Wilberg (born 1955) is a world renowned composer and director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Wilberg was raised in Castle Dale Utah. He learned the piano and became a gifted clarinetist. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Korea and was part of a missionary vocal group called New Horizons. Wilberg attend Brigham Young University and received his bachelor's degree. He received his mater's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California. He became a professor at Brigham Young University and conducted the Concert Choir and Men's Chorus. In May 1999 Wilberg was appointed to associate director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square Chorale conductor. On March 28, 2008 he was appointed director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Citation

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, website viewed 2011 Apr. 4 (Dr. Wilberg received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California; Mack Wilberg was appointed music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on 2008 Mar. 28; Prior to this appointment, he served as associate music director of the Choir and conductor of the Temple Square Chorale. He was appointed to those positions in 1999 May)

Bach Cantatas - Mack Wilberg, website viewed 2011 Apr. 4 (b. 1955 Price, Utah; He received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California)

Classical Composers, website viewed 2011 Apr. 4 (Mack took his first piano lessons from Yvonne Jorgensen and then at the age of 10 or 11 started taking piano lessons from Janis Siggurd 30 miles away in Price. He was also a gifted clarinet player)

Wikipedia, website viewed 2011 Apr. 4 (raised in Castle Dale Utah; served a mission for the LDS Church in South Korea where he was part of New Horizons, a vocal group made up of LDS missionaries; He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University where he directed the Brigham Young University Men's Chorus and Concert Choir)

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Mack Wilberg audio and visual recordings, approximately 1986-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains audio tapes and VHS video tapes. They contain recordings of performances which Mack Wilberg conducted, of a variety of choirs, including the BYU Mens and concert choirs, and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square. Others are recordings of individual songs or pieces. Some home videos of birthday parties or family gatherings came from Mack Wilberg's personal papers, and are included in this series. Physical copies are in this series, the recordings have been captured and stored...
Dates: approximately 1986-1997

Mack Wilberg awards and ephemera, approximately 1984-1999

 Sub-Series — Box: 113
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains awards and plaques gived to Mack Wilberg. The majority are in recognition or appreciation of his director work, or the performance of the choir he directed, Brigham Young University Mens Choir. Also included is a statue as recipient of the Brigham award, and other trinkets, such as a miniture book of Beethoven Sinfonie 1, a coin for the presidential inauguration of BYU President Rex Lee, Mens Chorus' patched (worn on performers suitcoats) and a key chain.
Dates: approximately 1984-1999

Mack Wilberg correspondence, approximately 1984-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence for and from Mack Wilberg. Letters include notes from students and former students. There are many thank you notes from fans and performance audience members. Correspondence is professional as well as personal. Included are birthday and other greeting cards. Some letters include photographs. Dates range approximately 1984-1999.
Dates: approximately 1984-2000

Mack Wilberg manuscript notebooks, approximately 1980-2010

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains manuscripts notebooks written by Mack Wilberg. Contains manuscripts from most of Mack Wilberg's major works. Dated approximately 1980-2010.
Dates: approximately 1980-2010

Mack Wilberg manuscripts, scores, and other materials, approximately 1979-1998

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains printed scores including annotations, arrangements, and manuscript proofs. Dated circa 1979-1998.
Dates: approximately 1979-1998

Mack Wilberg manuscripts, scores and other materials by individual title, approximately 1980-2014

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 1 Sub-Series Sub-series 4
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains printed scores including annotations, arrangements, and manuscript proofs. Dated circa 1979-1998.
Dates: approximately 1980-2014

Mack Wilberg manuscripts, scores and other materials by individual title, approximately 1980-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains works composed and arranged by Mack Wilberg which are housed by their individual title. The pieces are both spiritual and secular in nature. Some pieces include correspondence regarding their performance and or publication. The pieces are written and arranged for a variety of instruments, most of them for choir with orchestra accompaniment and keyboard.
Dates: approximately 1980-2010

Mack Wilberg manuscripts, scores and other materials in sets, approximately 1977-2011

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains printed scores and manuscripts of pieces which Mack Wilberg has organized into sets. Each set contains several individually titled songs. Dated approximately 1977-2011.
Dates: approximately 1977-2011

Mack Wilberg papers, 1973-2000

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains all of Mack Wilberg's personal papers. The papers include documents about his undergraduate education and graduate program as The University of Southern California. There are programs and fliers for concerts in which he performed in as well as conducted, in school as well as for the United Methodist Church. Also present are papers regarding classes he taught as a professor as Brigham Young University, and in regards to his position as conductor of BYU Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and...
Dates: 1973-2000

Mack Wilberg papers on Brigham Young University career, approximately 1983-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7784 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains all materials connected to Mack Wilberg and his career as a professor at BYU and the conductor of several on campus choirs. Dates range approximately 1983-1999.
Dates: approximately 1983-1999