Schedule of Events

Listed below are the latest events scheduled for The Jane A. Meyer Carillon Series. Please meet and greet the performing artist on the front steps of the Duane G. Meyer Library immediately following the performance. The artist welcomes the opportunity to meet you and answer your questions!


Jeremy Chesman, Missouri State Carillonist

June 11, 2017 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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Jeremy Chesman

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Jeremy Chesman’s performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. He has performed in France, Belgium and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union’s day of mourning for the events of September 11. Chesman currently serves as Missouri State University carillonist and associate professor of music at Missouri State University.

Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D’Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium, where he earned a Final Diploma with Distinction.

 

July 9, 2017 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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Carolyn Bolden (Photo credit: Carol Lens)Carolyn Bolden

Carolyn Bolden, from Denver Colorado, has been a University of Denver employee for 30 years and currently works in Technology Services as the ERP (Banner) Training and Support Specialist. Bolden grew up in Sioux City, Iowa, where she began playing the piano at the age of 7 and the organ at age 16. She studied Music Education at the University of Minnesota where her major instrument was the organ.

After teaching for two years in Upsala, Minnesota, Bolden moved to Denver where she has been actively involved in various church music programs in the Denver area, as organist, director of music, and participant. During the time she lived in Minneapolis, a Sioux City high school friend first introduced her to the carillon in Rochester, Minnesota. Years later (when she and her husband became "empty nesters"), she began studying carillon in 2010 at the University of Denver with Carol Jickling Lens, the University Carillonneur.

Bolden passed the Associate Carillonneur Exam in 2013 and in June 2014 achieved carillonneur status in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

 


Austin Ferguson (Photo credit: Gosha Weivoda from Mayo Clinic)
(Photo credit: Gosha Weivoda from Mayo Clinic)

August 13, 2017 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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Austin Ferguson

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Austin Ferguson is a native of Longview, Texas, and served as Carillonneur at The University of Texas at Austin from 2011 to 2015. During his time at UT, he performed half-hour concerts three times per week and taught carillon lessons to graduate and undergraduate students. In October of 2014, he welcomed carillonneurs from across the globe to Austin by hosting the 22nd Texas Regional Carillon Conference.

Ferguson is an active member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, where he sits on the legal committee and serves as co-editor of Carillon News, the GCNA’s bi-annual newsletter. His primary carillon instruction was done with Lynnette Geary, University Carillonneur at Baylor University, and George Gregory, Carillonneur at Central Christian Church in San Antonio, Texas.

During an 18-month stay in Chicago, he performed informal guest recitals on and gave tours of the University of Chicago’s Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, the second-largest carillon in the world. Additionally, Ferguson worked part-time as a Scholar for Oyez, the world’s largest multimedia archive dedicated to the Supreme Court of the United States. His research included compiling biographies of Justices and “deep dives” into the history of LGBT rights and the Court.

In February 2017, Ferguson was named the fourth Carillonneur of the Mayo Clinic at the Mayo campus in Rochester, Minnesota. At Mayo, he is responsible for the eight weekly ‘rings’ on the 1928 Rochester Carillon, housed in the National Historic Landmark Plummer Building. Ferguson’s duties also include directing community outreach, ensuring that the carillon remains engaged with the greater Rochester area.

Ferguson encourages anyone interested in the Rochester Carillon to follow its Twitter profile (@MayoClinicBells) and to take a look at the Mayo website.

 


Jeremy Chesman, Missouri State Carillonist

September 10, 2017 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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Jeremy Chesman

Jeremy Chesman’s performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands and Japan. He has performed in France, Belgium and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union’s day of mourning for the events of September 11. Chesman currently serves as University carillonist and associate professor of music at Missouri State University.

Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D’Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium, where he earned a Final Diploma with Distinction.