Texas Tech School of Music Presents 2009 Judson Maynard Summer Carillon Series

Recital series features the refurbished Baird Memorial Carillon.

The Texas Tech University School of Music announces the return of the Summer Carillon Recital Series featuring the refurbished Baird Memorial Carillon located in the West Bell Tower of the Administration Building. There will be a carillon concert at 8 p.m. Sundays starting on June 7 and continuing through July 26. A special concert for July 4th also is planned. Roy Wilson, adjunct professor of organ and carillon, said the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and listen from Memorial Circle north of the Administration Building.  Families with children are welcome. The concerts start following the electronic bells chime the hour. Programming will include popular songs, classical, folk music, hymns, songs for children and original compositions for the carillon, including the complete works for carillon of former Texas Tech professor Mary Jeanne van Appledorn. The programs are 40-45 minutes in length. Carillonneurs scheduled to play this summer are Judson D. Maynard of Denton, Texas Tech professor emeritus of organ and carillon; Roy Wilson, orchestra director for Lubbock Independent School District, organist at St. John's United Methodist Church and adjunct professor of carillon and organ at Texas Tech; William Balch, music education major and violinist; Cole Shooter, a political science graduate and music minor from Texas Tech; Arla Jo Anderton, immediate past president of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and science teacher at Coronado High School; and Denise Koncelik, flute instructor at Midwestern State University. During Roy Wilson's performances, patrons are invited to come up into the West Tower of the Administration Building and quietly observe the performance, the unusual playing clavier and the 43 chromatic bells.  If another musician is performing, the bells will be demonstrated after the performance and patrons are invited to feel the different weights of the clappers. Performance dates: June 7 - Roy Wilson and Cole Shooter, Lubbock June 14 - Judson Maynard, Denton June 21 - Maynard June 28 - Denise Koncelik, Wichita Falls July 4 - 9 a.m. Wilson and Arla Jo Anderton of Lubbock July 5 - Anderton July 12 - Will Balch, Katy/Austin July 19 - Wilson, Soo Min and Soo Hyun Chae, Lubbock July 26 - Koncelik CONTACT:  Roy Wilson, adjunct professor of carillon and organ at Texas Tech, (806) 799-7227, orroyjaneann@hotmail.com