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 in Spring 2022: 

Saturday, January 14, 6:15PM: Guest Artist Tiffany Ng, Florida Carillon Festival
Sunday, January 22, 1:55PM: Carillon Studio Recital, An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe
Saturday, February 11, 6:15PM: Guest Artist Lisa Lonie, Florida Carillon Festival
Tuesday, February 14, 6:15PM: Carillon Studio Valentine's Day program
Saturday, March 18, 6:15PM: Guest Artist John Widmann, Florida Carillon Festival
Sunday, March 26, 1:55PM: Carillon Studio Recital
Sunday, April 16, 1:55PM: Guest Artist, Alex Johnson

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

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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