Richard Condie

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Richard P. Condie (July 5, 1898-December 22, 1985) completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at Brigham Young University in 1923. He then studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1937 he became the assistant conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and in 1957 he received full directorship, which position he filled until 1974.

Condie taught at prestigious schools across Utah, including the McCune School of Music in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah, and at BYU in the School of Music. As the director of the Tabernacle Choir he collaborated with the Philadelphia Orchestra; their performance of Battle Hymn of the Republic won a Grammy Award in 1958.

For his service to BYU he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 1960.


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