Schedule of Events

July 8

Jeremy Chesman, Missouri State University

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!

June 10, 2018 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

Tin-Shi Tam

Tin-Shi Tam, a native of Hong Kong, is the Cownie Professor of Music (University Carillonneur) and the Chair of the Keyboard Division. She is a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and a fellow of the Trinity College of Music (London). She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ from The University of Michigan, Master of Science in arts management from Durham University, England, Master of Arts in organ performance from The University of Wales, Cardiff and a Bachelor's degree in music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was the dean of the American Guild of Organist, central Iowa chapter, and a member of the board of directors of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. At present, she is a committee member of the Franco Composition Fund and the Examination Committe of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

A celebrated artist on carillon and organ, Tam has given recitals in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. She was a featured carillon recitalist at the Festival International de Carillon en Côte d'Or in France, the Twelfth International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens in Florida, and the Congresses of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America at Princeton University, The University of Michigan, Ball State University, and Grand Valley State University. In 2008, TAM represented the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America to perform at the World Carillon Federation Congress in Groningen, The Netherlands. As an organ soloist, TAM has collaborated with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra at the Opening Festival of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. It was followed by a performance at National Concert Hall in Taiwan, R.O.C. She also appeared as a guest soloist with the Central Iowa Symphony, and was a featured artist at organ dedications.

As an active clinician, Tam has given master classes, lectures and education programs extensively. Her recent invited lectures include bells and bell music in China, music for carillon and orchestra, and organ: the king of the instrument. Her carillon compact disk "The Bells of Iowa State" was released in 2004.

July 8, 2018 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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 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.

August 12, 2018 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

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.

September 9, 2018 (Sunday), 7:00 PM

Joe Dias

Joe Dias, a Springfield native, began playing carillon in 2014 at Missouri State University on the Jane A. Meyer Carillon, where he recently earned his bachelor’s degree in carillon performance. Joe has a fondness for taking well-known music from movies or shows and playing those themes on the Meyer Carillon, as well as performing those themes on other carillons around the nation.

Joe is currently working towards attaining the status of Carillonneur in The Guild of Carillonneurs of North America, and is pursuing a master’s degree in carillon at Missouri State. In the summer of 2016, he served as an intern in the carillon archives of Bok Tower Gardens.