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Carillon Marks Centennial in November; Looks Toward Future

On Friday, November 3 the carillon bells located in Sather Tower (the Campanile) will mark their 100th anniversary. Although originally cast in 1915 by the John Taylor Bell-foundry of Loughborough, England the bells and were not installed in Sather Tower until 1917 due to delays caused by WWI. The bells were first played for three … Continue Reading »

The Berkeley Carillon at 100

Sather Tower was completed in 1915, and so for the past year or so the university has been celebrating its hundredth birthday with a wide-variety of events. Celebrations began right after school began with a multi-media event with sound, light, and the participation of the earth in “Natural Frequencies,” a collaboration between several departments on … Continue Reading »

The Berkeley Carillon Institute

The Berkeley Carillon Institute was established in 1982 by Ronald Barnes, Berkeley’s first University Carillonist. The purpose of the Institute is to secure materials related to the carillon and to encourage and publish compositions and arrangements for the instrument. The library of the Berkeley Carillon Institute, a part of the Music Library at the university, … Continue Reading »

Music for Carillon

The Berkeley Carillon Institute publishes carillon music, available at no cost on the web. You can browse the index of available compositions, then download scores that interest you using your web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader. All works are provided free of charge for performance and scholarly purposes. Manuel Blasco de Nebra Sonata No. 3 … Continue Reading »

Carillon Study

There are three areas of carillon study at Berkeley: Beginning group lessons, Private lessons (beginning, intermediate and advanced), and through DeCal. Regular carillon performance is limited to intermediate and advanced private students, although beginning group students have their lessons on the carillon, and the DeCal students give a final recital on the carillon each semester. … Continue Reading »

Carillon Guild

The Berkeley Carillon Guild is a student organized and run guild of players of the Berkeley Carillon. The guild consists of present and former students, townspeople and the professional staff of the carillon. The Guild is an organization within the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), which provides funding for guild activities. The … Continue Reading »

Sather Tower Carillon

The carillon program at Berkeley has several constituent parts. The most prominent part is, of course, performance, with thrice daily performances on the carillon an integral part of campus life. There is also an extensive instructional program and, under the umbrella of the Berkeley Carillon Institute, a library of photographs, music, manuscripts, books and articles, … Continue Reading »

History and Literature placement

Alumni Job Placement in the History & Literature Program, Department of Music (Includes all recipients of the PhD from 2002 – Present) Alums: Have an update? Let us know! 2018 Kirsten Paige has been appointed Postdoctoral Fellow in the “Thinking Matters” Program, Stanford University. Jamie Apgar has accepted a position as Associate for Music, All Souls … Continue Reading »

April 2018 eNews

Chair’s note Greeting from Morrison and Hertz Hall, First and foremost, it is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Professor Emeritus Olly Wilson (b. 1937) passed away peacefully on March 12 at the age of 80.  Professor Wilson was a prolific composer and scholar of African American music who taught … Continue Reading »

UC Berkeley Music to Honor MLK Jr. on 50th Anniversary of Death

The UC Berkeley Department of Music will honor the 50-year mark of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 2018 with performances by student carillonist Leslie Chan and the University Gospel Chorus directed by D. Mark Wilson. Just after 12PM Pacific time the event will start with the tolling of 5.25-ton Great Bear Bell … Continue Reading »

Private Instructors

Note: Instructors with a “C” in the column next to their name are currently active. Instructors with “A” in that column are available, but not currently active. Baroque Violin Carla Moore  C (510) 301-7266 email Baroque Flute Vicky Melin C (415) 265-2675 email Baroque Guitar, Lute and Theorbo Richard Savino C (510) 517-6929 email Baroque … Continue Reading »