University Carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard performs on the Beckering Family Carillon. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, she began her musical study at age 4 and continued at the Eastman School of Music, University of Wiscosin-Milwaukee, and Michigan State University. She was a noted concert pianist when she joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University in 1967 where her work inlcuded piano studio teaching and management of the Arts at Noon Series. She served the department as chair for 12 years and completed her full-time work at Grand valley as associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2005.
Vanden Wyngaard began her carillon study in 1994 and was accepted as a student at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort where she studied with Todd Fair and Bernard Winsemius. In 1999 she qualified as a carillonneur member of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and received the first diploma in 2000 from NCS in Amersfoort. Since that time, she has been the principal performer on the two carillons at Grand Valley State, where she also presents a summer concert series on each campus featuring guest carillonneurs from around the globe.
Open to the public. Free admission. This concert will take place rain or shine. Free parking available in Watson Lot, south of Fulton Street behind Secchia Hall. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit http://www.gvsu.edu/music
Professor Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, (616) 331-3484