Cundick, Robert, 1926-2016
- Existence: 1926 - 2016
Robert Cundick (1926-2016) is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, composer, musician, and a well-known organist for the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
Robert Cundick was born in 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His talent for the organ manifested itself at an early age. At twelve years old, he was ward organist. After serving in World War II, Cundick attended the University of Utah where he studied composition with Leroy Robertson and organ with Alexander Schreiner. He acquired his B.F.A and M.F.A there (MST) and ultimately received a doctorate in musical composition in 1955. In 1957, Cundick was on the Brigham Young University faculty until called to serve as an organist at the Hyde Park Chapel in England from 1962 to 1964. Upon his return to the United States, Cundick became the organist for the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in 1965, finally retiring in 1991. Cundick continues to compose today and recently earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pearl Awards in 2004.
Citation:'A Passion for Music: Robert Cundick Receives a Life-Achievement Award' by Carma Wadley, Deseret News, July 11, 2004. (Ward organist at 12 years old; WWII vet, attended University of Utah; studied composition with Leroy Robertson and organ with Alexander Schreiner; doctorate in musical composition in 1955; Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square organist from 1965-1991; retired in 1991; earned Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pearl Awards in 2004)
Scholars Testify (http://mormonscholarstestify.org/615/robert-cundick), website viewed Mar. 24, 2011 (b. 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah; B.F.A. and M.F.A. at University of Utah; BYU faculty in 1957; called as Hyde Park Chapel organist 1962-1964)
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Contains materials from the production of the Centennial guidebook, as well as two copies of the guide in its final form. Dated 1974-1975.
Contains correspondence and memorandums on a variety of subjects organized by date. Dates from 1973-1976.
Contains copies of newspaper articles related to centennial events and programming. Dated 1974-1976.
Consists of additional documentation from the production of the musical "Brigham!" Dated 1976.
Consists of copies of the score and instrumentation for "Right Honorable Saint," a musical about the life of Karl Maeser produced as part of the centennial celebration. Dated 1975.
Contains various items of centennial ephemera, including buttons and banners. Dated 1975-1976.
Contains articles, placards, correspondence, and other records dealing with Centennial Celebration luncheons, festivals, conferences, parades, and other events. Dated 1974-1976.
Contains a complete copy of the Centennial Committee's final report on the celebration. Dated 1976.
Contains notes and information arranged alphabetically by folder subject. Dates from 1973-1976.
An ecclectic accumulation of Centennial Committee files, with event information, vignettes, drawings, photographs, and meeting minutes. Dated 1973-1976.
- Archival Object 17
- Collection 2
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 16
- Provo (Utah) -- Centennial celebrations, etc 14
- Colleges and Universities 12
- Education 12
- Musicals -- Vocal scores with piano 12
- Performing Arts 12
- Mormons -- Drama 11
- Letters 4
- Music 4
- Music -- 20th century 4
- Music -- Manuscripts 4
- Musicians -- Utah 4
- Organists 4
- Organists -- Utah 4
- Scores 4
- Memorandums 3
- Provo (Utah) 3
- Articles 2
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2
- Compact discs 2
- DVDs 2
- Files (Records) 2
- Notes 2
- Special events -- Planning 2
- Carillons -- Utah -- Provo 1
- Drawings 1
- Financial records 1
- Guidebooks 1
- Instrumentation and orchestration 1
- Latter Day Saints -- Drama 1
- Minutes (Records) 1
- Negatives 1
- Photographs 1
- Pin-back buttons 1
- Printed ephemera 1
- Programs 1
- Publications 1
- Reports 1
- Research (Documents) 1
- Slides (Photography) 1 + ∧ less