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Carillon Concert

Carillonneur Tim Sleep

PHOTO: Carillon Concert

Tim Sleep
Monday, June 26, 7 p.m.

PHOTO: Tim Sleep

Tim Sleep was appointed the city carillonneur for Naperville, Illinois, in 2007, where he teaches and performs regularly on the Millennium Carillon. He has performed carillon recitals at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and at guest recitals throughout the country. He is also an instructor for the North American Carillon School. Sleep is in his fourth term as president of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), having previously served as its corresponding secretary and then vice president. He has performed new music recitals at various GCNA congresses. He began his carillon studies with Wylie Crawford in Naperville and continued with John Gouwens at the Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana, becoming a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from North Central College in Naperville and a master of science in educational administration from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. A retired band director and middle school principal, he is long-time church musician currently serving as organist for Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville.