Julianne Vanden Wyngaard
Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, pianist and University Carillonist, studied piano at the Eastman School of Music with Armand Basile and continued with Basile at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning the B.F.A. degree. She did graduate work at Michigan State University with pianist Ralph Votapek and has made orchestral appearances in this country and in the Netherlands under conductors Gregory Miller, Theo Alcantara, and Arthur Fiedler. She chaired the Music Department at GVSU from 1984 to 1996 and is past president of the Grand Rapids Piano Teachers Forum and the Michigan Music Teachers Association. Her recording of twentieth-century music on the Orion Label includes music of Debussy, Berg, and Ginastera. Vanden Wyngaard has been principal performer and teacher on GVSU's Cook Carillon since its dedication in 1994. She joins the worldwide community of carillonneurs and in 1999 completed requirements for carillonneur member status in the Guild of Carillonneurs of North American. In June 2000, she completed the diploma requirements at the Netherlands Carillon School.