George Matthew Jr. has been College Carillonneur of both Middlebury College and Norwich University in Vermont since 1985.

'The Carillonneur': An Illustrated Profile in Columbia College Today Magazine (May 2022)

Below are the upcoming summer concert schedules at both colleges, as well as his own concert tour schedules.



Summer 2022 Carillon Concert Tour


Trinity Methodist Church, Springfield, MA 6 PM Thursday June 30, 2022 program in .docx format


Middlebury College Chapel Middlebury, VT, 6 PM Friday, July 1, 2022 program in .docx format


Norwich University, Northfield, VT, 1 PM Saturday, July 2, 2022 program in .docx format


Riverside Church, NYC, 6:30 PM Tuesday, July 12, 2022

St. James' Episcopal Church, Danbury, CT, 12:30 PM Wednesday July 13, 2022 program in .docx format


First Congregational Church, West Hartford, CT 6 PM, Thursday, July 21, 2022 program in .docx format


Middlebury College Chapel, Middlebury, VT, 6 PM, August 12, 2022
A Program of Music by Middlebury Composers

Middlebury College Chapel, Middlebury, VT
Carillon Recital for Summer Language School Commencement
3 PM August 19, 2022 program in .docx format


City Hall, Norwood, MA 2 PM, Sunday, August 21, 2022 program in .docx format


St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Cohasset, MA, 6 PM, Sunday, August 21, 2022 program in .docx format


Middlebury College


Summer carillon concerts are on Fridays at 6 pm at the Chapel.

July 1 - George Matthew Jr., carillonneur, Norwich U. and Middlebury College

July 8 - Elena Sadina, instructor, Middlebury College Summer Language School and Royal Belgian Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium

July 15 - Sergei Gratchev, instructor, Middlebury College Summer Language School and Royal Belgian Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium

July 22 - Amy Heebner '93, carillonneur, City Hall, Albany, NY

July 29 - Carla Staffaroni, former associate carillonneur, Norwich U.

August 5 - Tanya Lukyanova, carillonneur, New Britain, CT.

August 12 - George Matthew Jr., carillonneur, Norwich U. and Middlebury College * Please note: concert at 3 pm, not the usual 6 pm.



Norwich University


Summer carillon concerts are on Saturdays at 1 pm.

July 2 - George Matthew Jr., carillonneur, Norwich U. and Middlebury College

July 9 - Geert D'hollander, carillonneur, the Bok Tower, Lake Wales, FL

July 16 - Elena Sadina, instructor, Middlebury College Summer Language School and Royal Belgian Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium

July 23 - John Whiteside, carillonneur, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Cohasset, MA

July 30 - Carla Staffaroni, former associate carillonneur, Norwich U.




Any questions or comments about the recital series, please feel free to send an email to George Matthew.


My Take on Green Mountain College


You've already read what GMC did for Sherri, my wife. Now give me a listen: SURVIVAL and SERVICE.

Survival: GMC was founded in 1834, as you know and went through several identities. But please consider that GMC survived the Civil War, two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the 1917 pandemic, two major floods, the Great Depression, many stock crashes and recessions, only to go under due to incompetent financial management in 2019.

Service: For many adults whose education was interrupted by the storms of life, GMC gave them a second chance and by gum, they got their degree. Further, GMC was inclusive before the word became commonly used: the valedictorian of the last graduating class was a young Hispanic man. Also GMC included many students from war-torn countries in Africa.

This doesn't have to be the end: Albion College came back and so did Champlain College.

And how should GMC come back? GMC was a top flight environmental college: GMC had an excellent biological department, outstanding in limnology. I majored in Chemistry at Columbia and did chemical research for 15 years before music took over my life: Enrique Caruso once said, I don't have a voice, the voice has me. It was something like that. Graduate degrees from the University of Bridgeport and from Connecticut Wesleyan made possible a whole new life me: I've been carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University for 36 years and done concert tours of the U.S. and Europe but what I'm coming around to:

Restart: I couldn't be more delighted if GMC came back as a STEM school. Or as a liberal arts college. Or as a Vermont A&M. Or as a faith-based institution. Robert Frost said, I've miles to go before it's dark. Yogi Berra said, it ain't over 'till it's over. Come on somebody, pick up the bat and get some wood on the ball!


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