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Mack Wilberg (Composer, Arranger)

Born: 1955 - Price, Utah, USA

The American choral conductor, composer and teacher, Mack Wilberg, was born in Price, Utah and raised in Castle Dale, Utah. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California.

Mack Wilberg is active as a pianist, chamber musician, clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the USA and abroad. He was Professor of Music at BYU, director of the BYU Men's Chorus and the BYU Concert Choir. He was also a member of the American Piano Quartet, for which he has arranged many works. In May 1999 he was appointed Associate Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Music Director of the Temple Square Chorale for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mack Wilberg's compositions and arrangements are performed and recorded by choral organizations throughout the world. His arrangements and compositions, with their grandeur, energy, and charm, inspire performers and audiences everywhere. Whether it's a rousing setting of a popular American folk tune, a beautifully orchestrated hymn, or a gentle Christmas carol, his music touches the soul. In addition to the many compositions he has written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, his works have most recently been performed by such artists as Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, the King's Singers, Audra McDonald, and narrators Walter Cronkite and Claire Bloom.

Mack Wilberg and his wife, Rebecca, are parents of four children..

Source: Oxford University Press Website; Mormon Tabernacle Choir Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2007)

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Oxford University Press: Wilberg, Mack
The Official Site of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Mack Wilberg

Mack Wilberg (Wikipedia)

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