Carol Jickling Lens


Tuesday, July 9 
10 – 11 a.m. 
McGinley Pavilion

Carol Jickling Lens began her carillon studies in 8th grade at Christ Church Cranbrook. She continued at the University of Michigan and Dutch Carillon School in Amersfoort, where she studied with Leen ‘t Hart, and earned both the Practical and End Diplomas.  Lens is a Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), is a judge and was chair of the Exam Committee for many years, sat on the Board from 1996-99 and 2017-2020, was head of the Nominations Committee and is a new member of the Barnes Fund committee. Lens and her family have lived in England, Ghana, New Orleans, Houston and Libya. She has played carillon recitals all over the US, in England and the Netherlands.  Lens has played informal recitals in St. Petersburg, Russia, and outside of Seoul, South Korea.  She held the position of Carillonneur at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church and The Bell Tower Center in Houston, TX. She was appointed University Carillonneur at The University of Denver January 5, 2010, and retired August of 2022.


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