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Hopeman Memorial Carillon

40th Anniversary Concert

A commemorative concert will be presented to mark the 40th anniversary of the installation of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon on December 9, 2013. If you're unable to listen on campus, view the concert (as seen performed within the carillon cabin) at

View photos taken during the installation in 1973

The Hopeman Memorial Carillon, a set of bells played from a keyboard and pedalboard, hangs in the tower of Rush Rhees Library. It is one of only seven carillons in New York State. At 50 bells, it is considered a large carillon; by comparison the world's largest carillon in Bloomfield, Michigan has 77 bells. Carillonist Doris Aman and her students perform frequently throughout the year and especially to mark major university events.  Contact Doris at

For more information or to make a donation, contact Joe Hanson in the Music Department at (585) 275-2828.

A view up the bell tower...

Learn more about
our carillon

Rochester Review pdf thumbnail

Pull-out illustration as seen in Rochester Review
(July-Aug 2012) (.pdf)

hand-drawn diagram of bell tower

Hand-drawn diagram of the bell tower (.jpg)

chart of carillon keyboard frequencies

Keys and frequencies of the carillon keyboard