2023: A Century of Women and the Carillon

Event time: 
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC ), 211 See map
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Tiffany Ng
Event description: 

Although the carillon tradition is five centuries old, women have only been full participants for about the past one hundred years. Tiffany’s research team has identified nearly 100 women active in various capacities before 1950. These trailblazing women were performing, teaching, composing, writing, and building carillons, yet they are missing from our accounts of carillon history. Tiffany’s team invites carillonists and their communities to help us change the stories we tell about the carillon to the public and to future generations. With the support of the World Carillon Federation, her project invites everyone to use the year 2023 to celebrate the contributions of women to carillon culture over the past century and beyond. 2023 is an approximate centennial year, selected to mark the social and cultural changes that saw women increasingly take on important and public roles related to the carillon. Tiffany will introduce select stories from her team’s information-packed GIS website, co-created by dozens of authors to profile a select 50 of the first women in carillon history. She’ll also introduce their global nomination process to recognize 50 more women, nonbinary, and transgender individuals around the world who broke local glass carillon ceilings after 1950, with nominees to be announced by the start of 2023. Join Tiffany and the Yale Carillon Guild in celebrating women and the carillon!
Tiffany Ng is a former Co-Chair of the Yale Carillon Guild and current associate professor of carillon & university carillonist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she performs on the 53-bell Charles Baird and 60-bell Ann and Robert H. Lurie Carillons. At U-M, she is also affiliated with the Digital Studies Institute and the Center for World Performance Studies. Tiffany is an accomplished international performer, professor, and advocate.