9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

50th anniversary of Pres. Kimball’s Gospel in the Arts speech. Speakers: Paul L. Anderson, Campbell Gray, Kristine Haglund, Michael Hicks, Jared Hickman, Adam S. Miller, Glen Nelson, Steven L. Peck, John Durham Peters, Jana Reiss, and Eric Samuelsen.


Opening Night Celebration and Keynote Address (Tickets Required)
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Keynote (7:30 p.m): Terryl Givens, “Forging the Mormon Identity”


Immediate Present (art exhibition)
“Immediate Present” with curator Laura Allred Hurtado. Artists: Pam Bowman, Whitney Bushman, Stephanie Kelly Clark, Caitlin Connolly, Jeff Decker, Daniel Everett, Rachel Farmer, Jeff Hein, Ben Howell, Levi Jackson, Brian Kershisnik, David Chapman Lindsay, Jason Manley, Jason Metcalf, Annie Poon, Walter Rane, J. Kirk Richards, Jean Richardson, Ron Richmond, Jorge Cocco Santangelo, Mary Sauer, Casey Jex Smith, Page Turner, and Chase Westfall. Artworks created in the last three years, coming from the permanent collection of the Church History Museum.


Artists in Conversation

10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.

Nathan Florence, “Art + Belief”

11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Jeremy Grimshaw, “Mormons and Microtones”

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presentations and interviews: Laura Allred Hurtado, “Immediate Present”

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break (Check out local restaurants)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Interview of Jorge Cocco Santangelo with Chase Westfall and Laura Allred Hurtado

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nathan Thatcher, “Francisco Estévez: A Case Study”


Immediate Present (art exhibition)


Open rehearsal – Deseret String Quartet
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Christ Chapel, seats are limited, first come; first served


Deseret String Quartet (Tickets Required)
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Concert of chamber music by Mormon composers performed by Alex Woods, Monte Belknap, Claudine Bigelow, and Michelle Kesler; curated by Ethan Wickman, executive director of the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.


Artists in Conversation

9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.

Presentations and interviews: Kent Larsen, “Telling, Retelling and Retelling Again, Corianton: What the persistence and even the failure of one project teaches us about the production of Mormon Art”

10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.

Levi Jackson, “Landscape Photography and Mormon Artists”

11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Ethan Wickman, “The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition”

12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m.

Break (Check out local restaurants)


1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
Craig Jessop leads a sing-in of Festival attendees in choral music by Mormon composers, Bonnie Goodliffe, accompanist.


Immediate Present (art exhibition)