Carol Jickling Lens
Monday, July 4, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
Carol Jickling Lens began her carillon studies with Beverly Buchanan at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the eighth grade. She continued with the carillon at the University of Michigan, with R. Hudson Ladd. She studied at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, with Leen ‘t Hart, where she earned both the Practical and End Diplomas. She has been a carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) since 1971. She was a judge and then chair of the Exam Committee, on the Board for one term and served as Chair of the Nomination Committee. She is also an instructor at the newly-established North American Carillon School. Lens has played throughout the United States, and has held the position of carillonneur at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and at the Bell Tower Center, both in Houston. She was appointed university carillonneur at the University of Denver in 2010.