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Performing Arts Management tour records, 1969-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1136 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, slides, correspondence, schedules, itineraries, financial records, contracts, and other materials concerning domestic and international tours for the Performing Arts Management performing groups, 1969-2004.

Dates

  • 1969-2004

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Performing Arts Management records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Program Bureau (1958-1978) organized nation and worldwide performances and tours for the performing groups on campus.

The Program Bureau, formerly called the Student Program Bureau, was formed in 1958 to facilitate the organization of tours for performing groups at BYU including the Letterman, Fieldhouse Frolics, Startime BYU, and 15. Chairman included John D. Burnett (1958), James H. Lawrence (1959-1973), Janie Thompson (1974-1976), and K. Newell Dayley (1976-1978).

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Office of Performance Scheduling (1978-1994) arranged tours for various performing groups at Brigham Young University.

The Office of Performance Scheduling was created in 1978 after the Program Bureau was reorganized. The organization was responsible for coordinating the booking, travel arrangements, supervision, and promotion for all official BYU groups that performed off-campus on state, national and international tour. In addition, the office served as a liaison with numerous government officials and other international sponsors. Groups under the Office of Performance Scheduling included Ballroom Dance Company, The Dancers' Company, Theatre Ballet, Chamber Orchestra, Lamanite Generation (Living Legends), Panoramic Steel, Synthesis, Vocal Point, and Young Ambassadors. Edward L. Blaser served as the director for the Office of Performance Scheduling through its entirety. The Office of Performance Scheduling became Performing Arts Management in 1994.

Administrative History

From the Collection: Performing Arts Management (1994- ) functions as the scheduling agent for performing groups on Brigham Young University campus.

Performing Arts Management was formed in 1994 to organize domestic and foreign tours for music and dance performing groups on campus. Currently groups include the Ballroom Dance Company, BYU Singers, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Dancers' Company, Folk Music Ensemble, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Jazz Legacy, Jazz Voices, Living Legends, Men's Chorus, Philharmonic Orchestra, Synthesis, Theatre Ballet, Vocal Point, Wind Symphony, and Young Ambassadors. Directors for Performing Arts Management have included Edward L. Blaser (1994- ).

Representing the finest in the performing arts from Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University’s touring ensembles annually present concerts worldwide. They also perform for conventions, workshops, festivals, competitions, and other community outreach activities. Presenters include arts councils, civic clubs, schools, charitable and service organizations and private groups. Performing Arts Management is the managing agency for BYU’s performing companies and functions in professional as well as educational circles. The touring program typically reaches 140 cities in 20 countries annually. With more than 400 performances each year, these professional-level ensembles delight and uplift hundreds of thousands worldwide and appear before millions on foreign and domestic television.

Extent

231 folders

9 cartons

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into twenty subseries: 1. Performing Arts Management records on the Ballroom Dance Company, 1969-1977 and 1991-1999. 2. Performing Arts Management records on the Wind Symphony, 1970-1976 and 1990-1999. 3. Performing Arts Management records on the Panoramic Steel Band, 1991-1996. 4. Performing Arts Management records on the Theater Ballet, 1991-1999. 5. Performing Arts Management records on the University Singers, 1991-1999. 6. Performing Arts Management records on Synthesis, 1988-1998. 7. Performing Arts Management records on the Dancers' Company, 1987-1999. 8. Performing Arts Management records on Living Legends, 1991-1994 and 1997-1999. 9. Performing Arts Management records on the Young Ambassadors, 1973-1976 and 1992-1999. 10. Performing Arts Management records on the Young Company, 1999. 11. Performing Arts Management records on the International Folk Dance Ensemble, 1974-1977 and 1985-1999. 12. Performing Arts Management records on Lamanite Generation, 1972-1977 and 1993-1995. 13. Performing Arts Management records on the Chamber Orchestra, 1992-1998. 14. Program Bureau records on the A Capella Choir, 1969-1977. 15. Program Bureau records on the American Folk Dancers, 1976. 16. Program Bureau records on the AFROTC Footprints, 1970-1977. 17. Program Bureau records on the Symphonic Orchestra, 1969-1970. 18. Program Bureau records on the Philharmonic Orchestra, 1970. 19. Program Bureau records on musical groups, 1972-1976. 20. Performing Arts Management records on the Concert Choir, 2002.

The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found which appears to be grouped by like subject.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1136.xml

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States