GVL / Courtesy - Sven Jachens  
Gregory Maytan

GVSU violin professor nominated for Grammis Award

The music department at Grand Valley State University is home to many influential and talented faculty members who have gained recognition in their areas of expertise, including Sweden-born associate professor of violin, Gregory Maytan. Recently, Maytan has received a nomination for a Grammis Award in the “Classical CD of the Year” category for his CD “Amanda Maier Volume 1.”

GVL / Courtesy - Diana Rayor

GVSU theater presents Helen for spring production

Grand Valley State University encourages all students who are interested in acting and theater stage production to mark their calendars for the upcoming auditions for this year’s spring play, Euripides’ “Helen.” Auditions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Room 1103, on the Allendale Campus and Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Room 1525.

Choral concert

GVSU hosts first chorale concert

The music and dance department at Grand Valley State University presented the final choral concert of the year with the Cantate Chamber Ensemble, Select Women’s Ensemble and University Singers Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus. Cantate Chamber Ensemble is under the direction of Ellen Pool, while the Select Women’s Ensemble and University Singers are directed by Shirley Lemon.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff - The Cook Carillon Tower offers free tours while university carillonneur Julianne Vanden Wyngaard plays the instrument on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 in Allendale.

GVSU carillonist to perform Christmas Eve concert

As the holidays draw near, sounds of the season will be spread throughout the streets of downtown Grand Rapids with a special Christmas Eve performance by Grand Valley State University carillonist Julianne Vanden Wyngaard. The Christmas Eve carillon concert will be held at the Carillon Tower on the Pew Campus Saturday, Dec. 24, beginning at 9:30 p.m. and concluding at 10:15 p.m.

GVL/Kate Branum - Phosphorescent exhibit

GVSU photography students create senior thesis exhibition

Grand Valley State University photography students Sue Ackerman, Kristen Hollingsworth, Amanda Lautner, Brianna Overkamp, Autumn Perez, James Redmond, Nicole Trost, Chelsea Whitaker and Mallory Wolfgram have collaborated on the senior thesis exhibition, "Phosphorescent." Currently on display at the GVSU Art Gallery in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus, "Phosphorescent" features a variety of themes and images, all reflecting personal interests and experiences of the photographers. The exhibition will be open to the public through Friday, Dec. 9.