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Cook Carillon Summer Concert Series: George Gregory & Julianne Vanden Wyngaard

Cook Carillon Summer Concert Series: George Gregory & Julianne Vanden Wyngaard

Sunday, August 12, 2012
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Parking lot F, GVSU Allendale Campus

Music & Dance

This duet recital features carillonneurs George Gregory and our own Julianne Vanden Wyngaard.

George Gregory has been organist and carillonneur at Central Christian Church in San Antonio, Texas since 1958. A member of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, Gregory has served many years on the examination committee for the student advancement recitals and also on the board of directors for that Guild. He is a past editor of the Guild's "Bulletin." In 1985, the University of California, Berkeley, awarded him the Berkeley Medal for "Distinguished Service to the Carillon." He has played guest recitals on numerous carillons throughout the United States as well as on carillons in Canada, England and Denmark.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Julianne Vanden Wyngaard began her musical study at age 4 and continued in piano at the Eastman School of Music, University of Wisconsin-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 included piano studio teaching and management of the Arts at Noon Series. She served the department as Chair for twelve years and completed her 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 where she also presents a summer concert series on each campus featuring guest carillonneurs from around the world. Vanden Wyngaard is a member of the Board of Directors of the GCNA.

Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit