Tuesday, August 29
10 – 11 a.m.
McGinley Pavilion/Evening Island
John Gouwens served as Organist and Carillonneur at Culver Academies from 1980 to 2019. He is now Organist and Choirmaster at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Organist, Choirmaster, and Carillonneur at The Presbyterian Church, both in La Porte, Indiana. He is very active in every aspect of the carillon field, including composing and arranging music, authoring a method book for teaching, performing throughout North America and Europe, and consulting on carillon installations. He studied organ at Indiana University (with Clyde Holloway), the University of Michigan (with Robert Glasgow and Robert Clark), and at the University of Kansas. At the latter, his main emphasis, ultimately, was carillon, which he studied with Albert Gerken. He continues to be active as a carillon recitalist internationally, having returned from his eighth European recital tour earlier this month.