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Grand Valley State University

Beckering Family Carillon Summer Concert Series: Julianne Vanden Wyngaard

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lacks International Plaza, Richard M. DeVos Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 South Fulton Street, Grand Rapids

Music & Dance

Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, Grand Valley's university carillonneur, closes the 12th Annual Beckering Family Carillon Summer Concert Series. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, she began her musical study at age 4 and continued piano at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, the 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 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 the 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 world.

The 12th Annual Beckering Family Carillon Summer Concert Series presents noon performances each Wednesday, from July 11-August 1. The open-air concerts are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Watson Lot, south of Fulton Street behind Secchia Hall. For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit