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 2024 July Carillon Concert Programs

Jennifer Lory-Moran has been the advisor for the Cornell University Chimes program in Ithaca, New York since 2000. Cornell University has a 21-bell chime that is one of the largest and most frequently played chimes in the world.  Jennifer has played the chime there for over 30 years. In addition to regularly playing concerts on the chime at Cornell, Jennifer has often performed on the carillons at the University of Rochester and Alfred University.

While chimes and carillons are both sets of tuned bells which are hung stationarily (not swinging), the techniques used to play them can be very different, depending on the playing stand that has been installed. Jennifer learned to play the chimes at Cornell University as an undergraduate. She started studying the carillon in 2012, but with the nearest carillon being 2 hours away from her home, the long drives made it difficult to practice very often. In response, she fully embraced being a “distance learner”, enrolled in the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, and started taking lessons over Skype using a carillon practice keyboard in her living room. She continues to take lessons in this manner and appreciates the improvements to video conferencing software that have made this possible!

In addition to performing, Jennifer enjoys writing arrangements for the carillon. Her arrangement of "Pure Imagination" won first place in the Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs arranging contest of "Music for an Elegant Occasion", and her arrangement of “Che si può fare” is published by the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America.

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