William VerMeulen has had a life full of connections to Interlochen. His mother came here to attend Music Camp and play the cello in the 1940's, and later, was a participant in our Adult Chamber Music Camp. He attended Interlochen as a Camper, and then later, as an Academy Student. He even worked in food service in the cafeteria, and eventually spent three years as an Academy Horn Instructor. "I've done," he says, " everything you could do at Interlochen, and now to be back is a thrill."
VerMeulen comes full circle this week at Interlochen, as he returns - after thirty years - to teach the French Horn Institute and help the young musicians move forward in their careers.
Fitting, then, that the piece he chose to perform for us in Studio A is, "Remembrances," by Michael Conway Baker.
See William VerMeulen perform a recital on Tuesday night, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mallory-Towsley Center on the Interlochen campus. Admission is free!