Rochester Carillon Composition Award

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The Rochester Carillon Composition Award was created to foster new arrangements or compositions for playing on the Hopeman Carillon that are original and musical.

For information see the Rochester Carillon Competition Award.

For information on Arranging for Carillon see this helpful website.



2023 Rochester Carillon Composition Award Winners

Congratulations to 2023 Rochester Carillon Composition Award winners Winner first place William Jae (Winter Dirge and Festival) and 2nd place Valerie Battista (Os justi, by Bruckner, arrangement). Many thanks to judges Naomi Gregory (Arthur Satz Music Department), Alex Johnson (University of Chicago), and Nathan Lam (ESM) for their comments and encouragement. The award is sponsored by the Arthur Satz Music Department and funded through Charles and Judy Zettek Endowment Fund.

Scores are available for download:

Winter Dirge and Festival

Os justi


Left to right: William Jae, Matthew BaileyShea, Judy Zettek, Charles Zettek, Valerie Battista. 1st prize: William Jae Winter Dirge and Festival, original composition, 2nd Award Valerie Battista Os justi by Bruckner arrangement.



2019 Winner

Judges were united in their decision to declare “Butterfly Fantasia” by Alex Johnson the 2019 award winner. You may take an opportunity to hear Senior Alex Johnson '19 playing this piece in duet with Sara MacNally, UR alumna. Mr. Johnson has been studying under Geert D'Hollander at Bok Tower during spring 2019.

Listen and watch a recording of the 2019 Award winning "Butterfly Fantasia" or download the score.

2018 Winners

Download the Forest in the Dark score.

The winner accepting the award.
Pictured: Honey Meconi, Charles Zettek, Hanzhi Zhang, first place winner

Download the With Rememberance We Go On score.

The winner accepting the award.
Pictured: Alex Johnson and Charles Zettek