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Mitcheltree, John Russell


biographical statement

Deseret News, website viewed June 7, 2011: Death-John Russell Mitcheltree (John Russell Mitcheltree; John Russell Mitcheltree b.1928 d.1997organist, choir master all over the world and arranged and composed religious music; m. Helen Banzhaf on June 9, 1952 in Denver, Colorado; attended school in Shaker Heights, Ohio; served in miliary; went to University of Colorado received BA in Philoshopy; went to New York University got MA in Musicology, and University of Utah for PhD in Composition; His composition for carillon was played at the Vatican Pavilion of the Brussels Worlds Fair; at the time of his death he had just finished composing a group of hymn tune settings for the Anglican Church in South Australia; In Salt Lake City, he served at All Saints Episcopal Church, Community of Grace Presbyterian, and Christ Lutheran as organist or choir master.; member of Royal School of Church Music; founded and directed Jr. Choir Camp while he was the organist/choir master at the Church of St. Stephen the Martyr-Edina, Minnesota.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Mitcheltree papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7864
Scope and Contents

Collection includes his manuscripts and other public scores, his personal papers, music catalogues, and slides ranging in the years 1950-1993.

Dates: 1950-1993