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Grand Valley State University

Cook Carillon Summer Concert Series: Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, university carillonneur

Sunday, August 19, 2012
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Cook Carillon Plaza, GVSU Allendale Campus

Music & Dance

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Julianne Vanden Wyngaard began her musical studies at age 4 and continued in piano at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Michigan State University. A noted concert pianist when, in 1967, she joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University, 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 full-time work at Grand Valley as associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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 the 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.

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