23rd Annual Muelder Carillon Series: Concert 4

Venue: Grounds surrounding Beaumont Tower

close up of carillonneur hands playing instrument
Carillon audience at Beaumont Tower

The MSU College of Music presents the 23rd Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series, FIVE consecutive Wednesday recitals beginning July 3 and ending on July 31, at the MSU Beaumont Tower, each beginning at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Concerts are free and open to the public. Picnics welcome. Visit the Carillon and Beaumont Tower section of the website to learn more.

  • July 3—Bernard Winsemius (carillonneur from Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • July 10—Gijsbert Kok (carillonneur from The Hague, Netherlands) 
  • July 17—Steven Karp (carillonneur from Vancouver, British Columbia) 
  • July 24—Ray McLellan (Michigan State University carillonneur)
  • July 31—Sally Harwood (carillonneur from Williamston, Michigan)

Artist Bio

Ray McLellan, was appointed University Carillonneur at Michigan State University in 1997, where he teaches and performs on the 49-bell Beaumont Tower Carillon.

McLellan earned his BA degree at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, MM and DMA degrees from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He also studied in Freiburg, Germany and Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

In addition to his work at MSU, Dr. McLellan serves as organist/music director at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Monroe, and as organist/accompanist at Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor.

He has performed recitals in the USA, Canada, The Netherlands, France and Germany.

McLellan currently serves on the exam committee and has co-chaired the Barnes Scholarship Committee, and has been chair of the Nominations Committee of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.  He is also a member of the faculty of the North American Carillon School.

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