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McCune School of Music and Art

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1924 - 1957

Administrative History

The McCune School of Music and Art (1924-1957) was a private school for music and art in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The McCune School of Music and Art was previously known as the L.D.S. School of Music, which was renamed in 1924. The school was located in the McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah, and initially offered junior college-level courses in music and dance. The school was accredited by the the National Association of Schools of Music in 1928, and an art program was started in 1939. However, in 1942 the administration began to reposition the school as a preparatory school of junior high and high school students. In 1952 the school became a branch of Brigham Young University. Due to problems with accreditation, it was disassociated with the university in 1956 and closed by the Church Board of Education in 1957.

Citation:
It's Announcements, 1936-37: t.p. (McCune School of Music and Art ; 200 No. Main St., Salt Lake City; an institution sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

Brigham Young University, 1975: vol. 2, p. 595-599 (established in 1917 as Music Department of Latter-day Saints University; moved to Gardo House in 1919 and renamed the Latter-day Saints School of Music; moved to McCune Mansion in 1920 and renamed L.D.S. McCune School of Music and Art; offered college-level courses in music and art; became branch of BYU in 1952; closed by Church Board of Education in 1957 after disassociation with BYU; directors, Tracy Y. Cannon (1925-1950) and N. Lorenzo Mitchell (1950-1957))

Deseret News, Nov. 15, 1950 (L.D.S. McCune School of Music and Art became known as McCune School of Music and Art)

Mormonism in transition, 1986: p. 170 (LDS University music school renamed McCune School of Music and Art in August 1924)

Contributions of the McCune School of Music and Art to music education in Utah, 1917-1957, 1962: p. 82 (dance courses begun in 1921) p. 83 (art program started in 1939) p. 85-86 (initially taught junior college courses in music to train musicians for teaching at Church institutions; accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, 1928; 1942, transitioned to preparatory school for junior and high school students; transfer to BYU in 1952 hoped to integrate school into music education program)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

McCune School of Music and Art enrollment, 1924-1957

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 249 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Includes enrollment information, registration sheets, roll books, and transcripts of the McCune School of Music from 1924 to 1957. This series documents student and teacher enrollment of the school.

Dates: 1924-1957

McCune School of Music and Art financial material, 1921-1957

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 249 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Includes financial reports, budget information, teachers' earnings, income tax, and audit reports of the McCune School of Music from 1921 to 1957. This series documents daily financial activities of the school.

Dates: 1921-1957

McCune School of Music and Art minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1870
Scope and Contents

Typed and shorthand meeting minutes. The materials record issues discussed in faculty meetings at the school.

Dates: 1920-1957

McCune School of Music and Art papers, 1922-1957

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 249 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, an assortment of personnel, department, church, family and course records, music material, promotional and advertisment materials, personal papers and more. Materials date from 1922 to 1957.

Dates: 1922-1957

McCune School of Music and Art programs, 1928-1957

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 249 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Includes student recitals; orchestra, philharmonic, and concert programs; and special lectures at the McCune School of Music from 1928-1957.

Dates: 1928-1957

McCune School of Music and Art records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 249
Scope and Contents

Records range in date from 1922-1957 and consist of correspondence, teaching notes, files on faculty members, scrapbooks, miscellaneous items; and financial, attendance, and grade reports. The materials document the policies, functions, finances, activities, students, and curriculum of the institution.

Dates: 1922-1957

McCune School of Music and Art scrapbooks, 1919-1947

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 249 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Includes printed programs, tickets, brochures, and form letters from the McCune School of Music from 1919 to 1947.

Dates: 1919-1947

McCune School of Music and Art student records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 5657
Scope and Contents

Contains student records (transcripts and registration documents) generated by the McCune School of Music and Art. Materials date from 1920 to 1952.

Dates: 1920-1952

Photographs of the McCune family

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 194
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 34 photographs of the McCune family and friends at Fort Douglas, Utah. Also includes images of the McCune School of Music and Art.

Dates: approximately 1900-1930

Unified Church School System reports

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 502
Scope and Contents

Contains reports concerning Brigham Young University, Institutes of Religion, Seminaries, Ricks College, LDS Business School, Juarez School, McCune School, and schools in Mexico in the Unified Church School System.

Dates: 1951-1961

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Archival Record 5
Collection 5
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 9
Education 9
Art schools -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 7
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 7
Conservatories of music -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 7