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Sergio Bernal manuscripts

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 7915

Scope and Contents

The Sergio Bernal manuscripts contain three printed manuscripts including his "Violin Concerto," "Variaciones sombre la Pavana 'Bella que tienes mi alma' de Thoinot Arbeau," and "Sonancias para Cuerda." The collection also contains a CD audio recording of the works.


  • approximately 2002-2007


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 Sergio Bernal manuscripts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Sergio Bernal is an outstanding Latin American conductor and teacher.

A native Colombian, he studied on a full scholarphip in the Yale University/ Affiliate Artists Conduction Program. Bernal holds music degrees from Queens College and the University of Michigan, where he studied with Gustav Meier, and won conductiong scholarships at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewook Music Center.

Bernal's talent for conducting has not only won him opportunities with destinguished American orchestra's but has lead him to countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, Poland, and Romania as a guest conductor. Since 1993, Bernal has worked closely with the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela, searving as a permanent guest conductor and artistic advisor.

Bernal ccurrently directs the Utah State University Symphony Orchestra, and is also the Director of Strings.


1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Original order of the collection has been maintained.

Custodial History

Donated by Sergio Bernal in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sergio Bernal; 2007.


General donation (Section IV.a.i.5 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; 2011.


Register of Sergio Bernal manuscripts
Melissa James
2011 July 8
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States