Please meet and greet the performing artist on the front steps of Duane G. Meyer Library immediately following the performance. The artist welcomes the opportunity to meet you and answer your questions! All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.
Performing June 9 and September 8, 2013
Missouri State University
Jeremy Chesman’s performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. He has performed in France, Belgium and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union’s day of mourning for the events of September 11. Chesman currently serves as University carillonist and associate professor of music at Missouri State University.
Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D’Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium, where he earned a Final Diploma with Distinction.
Performing July 14, 2013
Karel Keldermans is one of the pre-eminent carillonneurs in North America. Keldermans has been Carillonneur for Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. since 2000. He retired in 2012 from the position of full-time Carillonneur for the Springfield Park District in Springfield, Ill., where he also served as the Director of the renowned International Carillon Festival for 35 years. He has given carillon concerts around the world for the past 40 years. Keldermans has released six solo carillon CDs and one of carillon and guitar duets with Belgian guitarist Wim Brioen. For 12 years, along with his wife, Linda, Keldermans was co-owner of American Carillon Music Editions, the largest publisher of new music for the carillon in the world. He was President of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) for five years and served on the Board of Directors for nine years. Keldermans and his wife co-authored the book, "Carillon: The Evolution of a Concert Instrument in North America." This book, published in 1996, received critical acclaim both in North America and abroad, and has been used by carillon schools internationally. In 1998, Keldermans and his wife were honored jointly with the Berkeley Medal for “distinguished service to the carillon art.”
Keldermans studied carillon with Piet van den Broek at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, from which he was graduated “with great distinction.” He also did postgraduate study with Peter Bakker at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort. Keldermans has a master’s degree in carillon performance and campanology from the University of Illinois.
Performing August 11, 2013
Iowa State University
A celebrated artist on carillon and organ, Tam has given recitals in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. She was a featured carillon recitalist at the Festival International de Carillon en Côte d'Or in France, the Twelfth International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens in Florida, and the Congresses of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. In 2008, Tam represented the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America to perform at the World Carillon Federation Congress in Groningen, The Netherlands. As an active clinician, Tam has given master classes, lectures and education programs extensively. Her recent invited lectures include bells and bell music in China, and music for carillon and orchestra. Her carillon compact disk “The Bells of Iowa State” was released in 2004. At present, she is the Cownie Professor of Music (the university carillonneur) and chair of the keyboard division at Iowa State University.