BYU Performing Arts Management (PAM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Throughout the past 50 years, PAM has been the primary managing agency for BYU’s touring performance groups. PAM produces tours for these groups with an annual outreach of roughly 140 cities in 20 different countries. These professional-level ensembles put on more than 400 performances each year, delighting upwards of 15 million audience members worldwide and reaching billions through foreign and domestic television and radio, the internet, and social media.
With the help of PAM, BYU’s performing arts programs have enjoyed enormous success over the years and have enabled students to build character, enhance their intellect, and gain spiritual strength.
Here’s a brief look back at the history of BYU’s outstanding and beloved touring ensembles: the Ballroom Dance Company, the BYU Singers, the Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, Noteworthy, Synthesis, Vocal Point, the Wind Symphony, and the Young Ambassadors.