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Performing Arts Management records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1136
Collection contains materials concerning Performing Arts Management performing groups from 1960 to 2005. The materials include correspondence, photographs, slides, itineraries, financial records, contracts, programs, and reports. The materials pertain to the administration of performing groups that compete domestically, regionally, and internationally, 1960-2005.

Dates

  • 1960-2005

Creator

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.

Extent

31 cartons (31 linear ft.)

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Overview

This collection contains materials concerning Performing Arts Management performing groups from 1960 to 2005. The materials include correspondence, photographs, slides, itineraries, financial records, contracts, programs, and reports. The materials pertain to the administration of performing groups that compete domestically, regionally, and internationally.

Administrative History

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 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 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.

Arrangement

Contains six series: 1. Office of Performance Scheduling correspondence, 1965-1982. 2. Performing Arts Management tour records, 1969-1977 and 1985-1999. 3. Performing Arts Management group regional tour records, 1993-2005. 4. Performing Arts Management performing group show forms, 1996-1997. 5. Program Bureau reports, and journals, 1960-1978. 6. Performing Arts Management questionnaires, 1980-1998.

The materials have been left in the original order. This order appears to be grouped by like subject.

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in installments between July 2004 and April 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; July 2004.

Transferred; Records Management; June 2008.

Transferred; Records Management; May 2009.

Transferred; Records Management; April 2012.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Lindell; September 2004.

Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2008.

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.

Processed; Dani Peterson; May 2012.
Title
Register of Performing Arts Management records
Status
completed
Author
Matthew Leavitt
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012 May 22: Addendum made by Dani Peterson.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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