A new president for the 350-member Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus has been called by the First Presidency.
The appointment of William E. Zwick, 64, was announced to the musicians at a rehearsal June 2 by Elder Paul H. Dunn of the First Quorum of the Seventy and managing director of the symphony and chorus. Zwick succeeds Jack A. Aird, who has been president since May 1985.Zwick has served as business manager for the musical group for the past seven years. He helped arrange tours to California, Arizona and the East Coast.
Born in Salt Lake City to William E. and Eleanor Fred Zwick, he attended the University of Utah where he received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
He entered the construction industry upon graduation, and in 1962, founded Zwick Construction Co., where he is president of the board.
He was president of the California Sacramento Mission and of the Ireland Dublin Mission, and is a counselor in the mission presidency of the Salt Lake Monument Park Stake. He has been bishop and counselor in the Salt Lake Monument Park 2nd Ward, bishop of the University 5th Ward, and a Temple Square guide.
Elder Dunn expressed appreciation for the service of Aird, under whose direction the symphony and chorus made tours of San Diego, Calif., and the East Coast; gave 81 performances, and made five commercial recordings and three remakes of Christmas albums. Their performances doubled in the three years since 1985.
Robert C. Bowden is conductor of the symphony and chorus. He has served in this capacity for the past 14 years.