Muelder Summer Carillon Series: Concert 2

Venue: Grounds surrounding Beaumont Tower

The MSU College of Music presents the 22nd Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series, FIVE consecutive Wednesday recitals beginning July 4 through August 1, 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 Carilon and Beaumont Tower section of the website to learn more.

  • July 4—Ray McLellan, MSU Carillonneur
  • July 11—Laurie Harkema, Okemos, Michigan
  • July 18—Joey Brink, University of Chicago, Illinois 
  • July 25—Philippe Beullens, Leuven, Belgium
  • August 1—Andy Zhang,  New Haven, Connecticut

Artist Bio

Laurie Harkema, assistant carillonneur, has a B.A. in Music Education from Calvin College and an M.M. in Piano Performance from Michigan State University.  She is Organist and Choir Director at River Terrace Church in East Lansing.  Laurie taught elementary school music in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in the Okemos, Michigan Public Schools for over 20 years.  She began studying the carillon with Ray McLellan in 2016 and is an associate member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

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