Muelder Summer Carillon Series: Concert 5

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

Andy Zhang began the carillon in the fall of 2012 with the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs. Since then, he has served as Tour Manager, Social Chair, and Summer Carillonneur.  At the 2015 Congress in Springfield, MO, he became a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America.

Andy graduated from Yale University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science and Linguistics. At present, he is continuing his research full-time in the Language & Brain lab as a PhD student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Yale Linguistics Department. Andy’s main interests revolve around the architecture of the human language faculty and its interfaces with the greater cognitive system, the structure of knowledge storage, and the processes underlying meaning composition in the mind/brain.

Andy loves to travel the world and, fortunately, also has a knack for using points and miles to fund his plane tickets. He has traipsed through more than 40 countries on six continents in the past few years and has played carillon in 10 of those countries on four continents.

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