Sunday, July 15, 2012
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cook Carillon Plaza, GVSU Allendale Campus
Music & Dance
Carol Jickling Lens began her musical career on the piano at age 5. Choirs were next - church, schools, and The Youth for Understanding Choir, with which she toured South America. She has been a piano teacher, on three continents, for more than 35 years. The carillon has been her passion since she first played it at the age of 13.
Lens began her carillon study at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan, and earned the practical diploma and end diploma from The Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort. In 1971 Lens passed the GCNA Exam Recital to become a Carillonneur Member of The Guild of Carilloneurs in North America. She is chair of the Nominations Committee.
Lens held the position of carillonneur at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Houston between 1979-93, and at the Bell Tower Center in Houston from 1997-2005. She was appointed University Carillonneur at The University of Denver in 2010.
Additional free open-air Cook Carillon concerts are scheduled at 8 p.m. each Sunday, through August 19. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/music.