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Mack Wilberg collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7784

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Mack Wilberg's music scores and manuscripts from works that he both composed and arranged. These are works that he has used in his careers as conductor and director or many choirs. There are also audio and visual recordings for some of his works and performances. Included in the collection are his personal papers, which include both personal and professional correspondence as well as ephemera. The majority of the materials come from his time as a professor at Brigham Young Univeristy, but there are also works and papers from his education and time as a graduate student. The collection also contains music scores used by Wilberg as conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Dated approximately 1973-2011.

Dates

  • approximately 1973-2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

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 master'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.

Extent

39 boxes (19.5 linear ft.)

99 oversize boxes (164.34 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into three series: I. Mack Wilberg manuscripts, scores and other materials, approximately 1979-1998. II. Mack Wilberg Papers, 1973-2000. III. Mack Wilberg audio and visual recording, 1986-1997.

Custodial History

Donated by Mack Wilberg in 1999.

2 cartons, 16 oversize, and 2 boxes were donated by Mack Wilberg in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mack Wilberg; 1999.

Donated; Mack Wilberg; 2009

Appraisal

Prominent LDS Composers, (Section IV International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Brian Fletcher; March 2011.

Creator

Title
Register of Mack Wilberg collection
Status
Completed
Author
Brian Fletcher
Date
2011 April 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States