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!


Carol Jickling Lens (Photo courtesy of the University of Denver)

(Photo courtesy University of Denver)

June 12, 2016 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

Carol Jickling Lens

Concert Program

Carol Jickling Lens began her carillon studies with Beverly Buchanan at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the 8th grade. She continued with the carillon at the University of Michigan, with R. Hudson Ladd. In the middle of college came the excitement of going to The Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, studying with Leen ‘t Hart, where she earned both the Practical and End Diplomas.

In 1971 Lens passed the Exam Recital to become Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). She was a judge for many years and then chair of the Exam Committee, on the Board for one term and served as Chair of the Nomination Committee. She is also an instructor at the newly established North American Carillon School.

Lens has played from coast to coast in the US, including three recitals at GCNA Congresses and The Springfield International Carillon Festival. While living in the Netherlands she played recitals in many cities around the country, including four at the Palace in Amsterdam. While living in England she gave regular recitals at the Bond Street Carillon in London and two in Loughborough. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to play un-official recitals in St. Petersburg, Russia and Seoul, South Korea. In 2014 she hosted the GCNA annual meeting in Denver.

Lens and her family have lived in England, Ghana, New Orleans, Houston and Libya. She has held the position of carillonneur at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and at the Bell Tower Center, both in Houston. She was appointed University Carillonneur at The University of Denver January 5, 2010.

 


Jeremy Chesman, Missouri State Carillonist

July 10, 2016 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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Jeremy Chesman

Concert Program

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.

 


Joey Brink - University of Chicago Carilloneur(Photo courtesy University of Chicago)

August 14, 2016 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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Joey Brink

Concert Program

Joey Brink is the sixth University Carillonneur at the University of Chicago. He began his carillon studies at Yale University in 2007 with Ellen Dickinson, and became a Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 2011. Brink serves on the GCNA board, co-chairs the Johan Franco composition committee, and is the recipient of the 2015 Barnes scholarship for affordable practice carillon design.

Brink continued his carillon studies on a Belgian-American Educational Foundation fellowship with Eddy Marien, Koen Cosaert, and Geert D'hollander at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, where he graduated with greatest distinction in 2012, and subsequently studied further with Geert D'hollander at Bok Tower Gardens in 2015. He received first prize and audience prize at the 7th International Queen Fabiola Carillon Competition—the preeminent competition of the carillon world—in Mechelen in June 2014.

 


Jeremy Chesman, Missouri State Carillonist

September 11, 2016 (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.