School of Music

Carillon Studio

The University of Florida Carillon Studio is made up of students who can read music and have auditioned and committed to upholding the tradition of performing in Century Tower. The studio meets as a class once a week alongside private lessons with the professor.

Daily Performances in Century Tower

UF carillonneurs perform Monday thru Friday while classes are in session from 12:35-12:50PM & 4:55-5:10PM.  

The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series 

The UF Carillon Studio Concert Series offers a chance to hear the UF Carillon during a fifty-minute recital. 

Listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for an optimal listening experience. Concert details for each program will be available via a link below.

Join us for the following concerts in Spring 2022: 

Saturday, January 15, 6:15PM: Florida Carillon Festival, Austin Ferguson, Guest Carillonneur.  
Sunday, January 23, 1:55PM: Carillon Studio Recital
Saturday, February 12, 6:15PM: Florida Carillon Festival, Andrée-Anne Doane, Guest Carillonneur
Monday, February 14, 6:15PM: Carillon Studio Valentine's Day Concert
Sunday, March 27, 1:55PM: Carillon Studio Recital  
Sunday, April 10, 1:55PM: Helen Hofmeister, Guest Carillonneur, plays the works of Albert Gerken

Join us on Facebook to keep up with all our activities! 

For fun memories of our 2021 Halloween Extravaganza, check out the video of the performance; click on the 12:45 mark for the Spooktacular Prelude; then jump to the 1:07:50 for the remainder of the carillon performance.  

In the News

Carlos Colón-Ortiz, a biomedical engineering student with a music performance minor in carillon, was awarded a 2022 Sally Slade Warner Arrangement & Transcription Performance Award. His work was a transcription of El Coquí, a traditional Puerto Rican Danza by José Ignacio Quintón (1881-1925). Due to this distinction his piece will be performed at the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon at the University of Chicago (IL) during the annual congress of The Guild of Carillonneurs of North America in June 2022.

Florida carillons were featured in a recent segment of Florida Frontiers. The carillon discussion begins at the 21:20 mark of the show (or when there is about 7:39 left in the program). The feature includes sounds from the UF carillon and interviews with Dr. Ellis and UF carillon studio graduate, Wade FitzGerald! Thanks to Margot Winick for this wonderful feature on the carillon art in Florida. 

UF Carillon Studio member Lauren Bradley was recently highlighted on the UF IFAS blog. Check out her story here.  

The 40th Anniversary of the UF Carillon was highlighed on WJCB 20 News. Here's a link to the story. The College of the Arts released a video documenting the day, check it out here. The Gainesville Sun also reported on the anniversary, check out the article here

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