Meet the Instructor: Doris Aman
The soundscape of Doris Aman’s childhood hometownincluded bells played by Ray Wingate on the Davis Memorial Carillon, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. She studied organ, voice, piano at Alfred University, carillon with Frank P Law, and piano tuning at Chatauqua Institution. Aman climbed and maintained signal towers for Alfred Cable System, worked with nonprofit disability organizations in MD and MI, and lived in Zambia in the bush for a year while raising boys. Post graduate training included body-based dance therapy Bartenieff, Laban, Chace, and Espenakcoursework with Kinections, Rochester, NY. Besides Hopeman Carillon and Davis Memorial Carillon, past concert locations include Netherlands Carillon, Arlington VA, Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA, and Christopher Hansen Memorial Carillon, Lansing MI. Aman has played on Hopeman Carillon since 2007, teamed beside and coached UR Carillon Society performers since 2010. Other activities include foraging, organic vegetable gardening and cooking, hiking and canoeingwith husband Chris and Hobbes, theirtower climbing companion dog.
Matt BaileyShea - Arthur Satz Department of Music, Chair
Sara Rembert - Administrative Assistant
Jimmy Warlick - Music Performance Programs
We perform concerts frequently throughout the year and especially during major University events like Convocation, Meliora, and Graduation. As a public instrument the carillon is available to all departments for collaborations. We are open to collaborating with you in your classes, your research, your creative activities, and reaching out to the community. Past examples include “Waterdance” with Dance Department, holiday sing along, electric violin plus carillon, beatbox plus carillon, Native American flute plus carillon, an overtone audio research study, and a collaboration with Ghandi Institute called “A Peaceful Reminder”.
(photo credit - David Marshall)
Picture showing various carillon opportunities such as musical performances and public relations.