Visiting Carillonneur to Help UM Students Ring in Final Week of Classes

April 21, 2014

MISSOULA – Celebrated carillon and organ artist Tin-Shi Tam will perform a free carillon recital at noon Monday, May 5, from the University of Montana clock tower in Main Hall. The music can be heard from the UM Oval and will ring in the last week of regular classes for spring semester.

The recital will feature works by Johann Christian Bach, Ronald Barnes, Wang Hui-Ran, Federico Mompou and Scott Joplin.

Tam, the Cownie Professor of Music, university carillonneur and chair of the keyboard division at Iowa State University, has performed recitals in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the U.S. She has been a featured carillon recitalist at several international festivals and conferences.

As an active clinician, she has delivered master classes, lectures and educational programs extensively. Her recent lectures have focused on bells and bell music in China and music for carillon and orchestra. Her carillon CD, “The Bells of Iowa State,” was released in 2004.

UM’s carillon features 47 bells. It chimes on every hour and half-hour, and music is played live at noon Monday through Friday.

For more information call UM School of Music Adjunct Assistant Professor Nancy Cooper at 406-243-6889 or email



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Contact: Nancy Cooper, adjunct assistant professor, UM School of Music, 406-243-6889,