May 24, 2020

Baird Carillon

  1. January 22, 2018

    Called by the bell

    Beginning in the 1840s, a bell was used to rouse students for class and chapel, a ritual they despised. There were various student efforts to silence the bell and its successor. Eventually, a peal of five bells played from a tower in the newly designed library, and later the Baird Carillon became a fixture in Burton Memorial Tower.

  2. January 8, 2018

    Carillonist to use music against silence

    A historic work of carillon music penned by African-American composer Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson will ring across campus as part of “Music Against Silence.” Tiffany Ng, university carillonist and assistant professor of carillon, will perform Nelson’s 1973 “Carillon Dances.”

  3. August 30, 2016

    Project to provide new lighting for Burton Memorial Tower

    The iconic Burton Memorial Tower on Central Campus will undergo an interior lighting upgrade this fall, in time to celebrate the university’s bicentennial in 2017.