School of Music

Carillon Studio

The University of Florida Carillon Studio is made up of students who 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. The UF Carillon Studio is on Instagram! Follow us @ufcarillon. Be sure to like our Facebook page! 

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 forty-five 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 for Spring 2024: 

Saturday, January 13, 6:15PM: Florida Carillon Festival, Koen Van Assche -- check out the video of his performance!
Sunday, January 21, 1:55PM: UF Carillon Studio
UF Carillon Conference:
      Friday, February 9, 6:15PM: Wade FitzGerald (UF '19) -- here's a video of Wade's performance
      Saturday, February 10
           10:00AM: Zachary Zaroogian (UF ' 22)
           1:55PM: Program of compositions and arrangements of current and former UF Carillon Studio members -- here's a video of the program!
           3:00PM: Carillon presentations in the Music Building (MUB 332)
           6:15PM: Florida Carillon Festival, Annie Gao -- check out the video of Annie's program. 
Wednesday, February 14, 6:15PM: Annual Carillon Studio Valentine's Day Concert -- here's a video of the evening. 
Saturday, March 16, 6:15PM: Florida Carillon Festival, Malgosia Fiebig -- see the performance here
Sunday, March 24, 1:55PM: UF Carillon Studio -- here's a video of the afternoon performance.
Sunday, April 21, 1:55PM: UF Carillon Studio
Graduating Studio Members will perform at the following times:
         Saturday, April 28, 1:00PM: Katie Mann
         Saturday, May 4, 12:00PM: Beth Blair
         Saturday, May 4, 3:00PM: Mark Zhang 

For fun memories of our 2022 Halloween Extravaganza, check out the video of the performance; click on the 38:45 mark for the carillon performances!!

In the News

Carillon studio graduate Wade FitzGerald (BM Outside Field/'19) was appointed Associate Instructor of Carillon and University Carillonneur at Indiana University, Bloomington, in Fall 2022.  

The UF carillon was featured in a recent article in the Orange and Blue Magazine. Carillonneur Ryan Childress was featured!

Carlos Colón-Ortiz, a biomedical engineering student with a music performance minor in carillon, was awarded a 2022 SallySlade 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 was 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.

The 40th Anniversary of the UF Carillon was highlighted on WJCB 20 News. The College of the Arts documented the day in this video. The Gainesville Sun also featured the anniversary in this article

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