Jim Fackenthal


Tuesday, August 22
10 – 11 a.m.
McGinley Pavilion/Evening Island 

Jim Fackenthal began carillon studies at The University of Rochester with David Caldwell in the mid 1980s, then passed the carillonneur’s exam in Ottawa in 1986. He played the two carillons in Bloomington, Indiana, for seven years, then moved to Chicago 1993, where he became the assistant/associate carillonneur at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He is now a cancer researcher and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Benedictine University and performs carillon recitals throughout the United States.  Additionally, he is the Carillonneur at St. Chrysostom’s Church in Chicago and serves on the carillon performance team for the Naperville Park District.  As a member of the GCNA, Fackenthal has served in several capacities, including examination juror, board member, Associate Carillonneur Exam Committee chair, and co-editor of the newsletter “Carillon News.”  


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