USU's Year of the Arts with Dr. Craig Jessop on Tuesday's Access Utah

Jun 20, 2017


PC: Utah State Today

Craig Jessop, Dean of Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts, Director of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, and former Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, has led an interesting life in the arts. He’ll join us today to talk about USU’s Year of the Arts which begins this month.

He’ll also tell us some stories from his friendship with John Rutter, from his time in groups led by Robert Shaw, and from his time as leader of several U.S. Air Force musical ensembles, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

We’ll also ask him about the role the arts play in our lives and get his take on the somewhat precarious state of funding for the arts