Muelder Summer Carillon Series: Concert 4

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

Philippe Beullens was born in Belgium, in 1975.

At the Lemmens-Institute (Leuven, Belgium), he studied organ with prof. Peter Pieters (the successor of Flor Peeters), Chris Dubois and Luc Ponet; carillon with prof. Carl Van Eyndhoven and choir conducting with prof. Kurt Bikkembergs. In 2001, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Music.

Later on, in 2008, he continued his carillon study at the world famous Royal Belgian Carillon School in Mechelen, where he obtained his final diploma with Great Distinction under the guidance of Jo Haazen and Eddy Mariën.

From 1997 until 2001 he was the Assistant-Organist of St Rombout’s Cathedral (Mechelen, Belgium). Afterwards, he was appointed Organist and Choirmaster at St Martin’s Church of Overijse (Brussels, Belgium). In the same place, he also works as a music teacher at St Martin’s College (a secondary school) as well as an organ teacher at the Municipal Music Academy of Overijse. In the cities of Mechelen and Leuven (Belgium), he regularly performs as an associate City Carillonneur and at the Catholic University of Leuven he is one of the associate University carillonneurs.

In 2014, he became 5th finalist at the International Carillon Contest “Queen Fabiola” in Mechelen (Belgium).

Both as an organist and carillonneur, Philippe has been performing numerous times in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Australia, Japan, South-Korea and the USA.

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