Laura Ellis, associate professor of music, spent much of July and August performing carillon recitals in the US and Canada. During late July, she performed the Chicago "circuit" which included solo recitals on the historic carillon at Rockefeller Chapel/University of Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Millennium Carillon in the suburb of Naperville. On Sunday, July 29th, Ellis played a program following worship services at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis; that afternoon, she gave a full recital at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. In early August, she was a guest of the Yale Guild of Carillonneurs and played a recital in Harkness Tower on the Yale campus. On August 14, Ellis was in Ottawa, Canada, performing a recital at Peace Tower at Parliament Hill. All carillon programs in Ottawa begin with "Oh, Canada" and end with "God, Save the Queen."
In September, Ellis will perform the final concert of the 2018 Summer Concert Series at the Centralia Carillon in Centralia, Illinois.