Mack Wilberg

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Mack Wilberg conducting on June 22, 2007

Mack Wilberg (born in 1955 in Orangeville, Utah) is a composer, arranger, conductor, and Choral clinician, as well as the music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.[1] He was the associate director of the choir and music director of the Temple Square Chorale for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from May 1999 until his appointment as director on March 28, 2008.

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Wilberg was raised in Castle Dale, Utah, and served an LDS mission in South Korea where he was part of New Horizons, a vocal group made up of LDS missionaries.[2]

Wilberg attended Brigham Young University upon finishing his missionary service, and earned a bachelor's degree in music in 1979. He then earned a PhD in music from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

He is a former professor of music at (BYU) where he directed the Brigham Young University Men's Chorus and Concert Choir. His compositions and arrangements are performed and recorded by choral organizations throughout the world. In addition to the many compositions he has written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by such artists as Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, the King’s Singers, Audra McDonald, David Archuleta, Natalie Cole, Brian Stokes Mitchell and narrators Walter Cronkite and Claire Bloom.

Wilberg's father was part owner of the family's Wilberg coal mine but died well before the 1984 fire.

He is married to Rebecca and has four children. [3]

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