Ring Schedule (Summer 2024)

Ring Schedule (Summer 2024)

12:30 PM 7:00 PM
Sun Zoe
Mon Jeremy
Tue Daniel C.
Wed Michael
Thu Nathan
Sat Savannah
12:30 PM
7:00 PM Zoe Jeremy Daniel C. Michael Nathan

About the Guild

The Guild is the student organization responsible for ringing the bells in Harkness Tower. It is a self-perpetuating group: each fall, the current members give lessons to freshmen and sophomores (and sometimes graduate students) on the practice carillon, and, after auditions, elect new members to the Guild.

The Guild was founded in 1949 by Elliot H. Kone BR '49 as the Guild of Yale Bellringers. It was renamed in 1964, two years before the donation of 44 additional bells expanded the original chime to a 54-bell carillon.

We currently have 21 full-time members, and a few adjunct members. Each Guild member has their own ring spot (see above!). Our teacher is Ellen Dickinson, who is a Yale and Guild alum; she comes in a few times a week to give us lessons to help us continue playing beautiful music for all of campus!

Besides ringing bells for Yale's campus, the Guild does two yearly tours. The smaller tour is Mini-Tour, and past Mini-Tours have taken the Guild to Pennsylvania and Boston. The larger tour alternates between a European Tour and a Domestic Tour.

We also play handbells. For more information, click here!

During the summer, the Guild also hosts a summer series that invites carillonneurs from around the world to come play a weekly concert. In general, the Guild simply loves spending time together, so there are lots of snacks, dinners, movies, hanging out, and lots of general fun is involved!

Current Members

Click here for the list of Guild alumni.

Eason Cao

Graduate Student 2027

Jewon Im

Franklin 2027
Heeler Monster, Publicity Manager, Librarian

Daniel Wang

Jonathan Edwards 2027
Heeler Monster, Social Chair Undeclared

Stephen Xia

Morse 2027
Tour Manager Mathematics

Jeremy Ng

Trumbull 2026
Summer Carillonneur, Treasurer, Webmaster Computer Science/Astrophysics

Jeremy has been playing the piano, cello, and organ for a long time, because they have a BIG sound. Now he gets to play on one of the BIGGEST instruments there is. Lucky him.

Ian Haile

Branford 2026
Social Chair, Tower Keeper Mathematics

Ian's friends would describe him as "a man of few words." Ian would describe himself as " ".

Anna Jamison

Franklin 2026
Humanities & Medieval Studies

If you ever need Anna, you can find her in the Beinecke or searching the campus vending machines for gummy worms.

Savannah Curro

Graduate Student 2026
Summer Carillonneur Master of Divinity

In 2023, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercer University with a BM in Organ Performance & BA in History. I am now enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at the Berkeley Divinity School ('26). On Sunday mornings, you can find me playing the organ & directing the choir at Westbrook Congregational Church.

Yule Zhang (Arrow)

Franklin 2026
Historian Comparative Literature

From Anchorage, Alaska, Arrow likes Carillon-ing, piano-ing, foreign language-ing, writing, and eating sushi.

Joey Tan

Pierson 2026
Tour Manager, Librarian Computer Science

Zoe Pian

Timothy Dwight 2025

Zoe is a pianist from the small town of New York City. When she isn't holed up in her bedroom, she can be found touching grass on science hill and making a futile but considerable effort to establish an interspecies friendship with New Haven birds.

Peter Zhang

Berkeley 2025
Co-Chair EP&E

Peter is from the frozen land of Vancouver, Canada. When not training to climb spiral staircases, he is probably shovelling peanut M&Ms into his mouth in a upper-floor, window-facing Bass cubicle.

Jiayi Liao

Morse 2025

Jiayi (Joyce) is from Beijing, China. On a sunny afternoon, you can find her chilling outside the Beinecke, taking a walk in the cemetery, or climbing (spiral) stairs. She loves museums, books, and (good) food!

Isaiah Suchman

Morse 2025
Publicity Manager Linguistics

If it's after midnight, Isaiah is probably trying to find the Tower light switch so he can get in an "early evening" practice. Otherwise, he might be hiking, fiddling with the fonts on his computer, satiating his Wikipedia addiction, or spelunking in the deepest recesses of the Humanities Quadrangle.

Eric Wang

Morse 2025
Co-Chair Molecular, Cellular, & Developmenta

Mitchell Dubin

Franklin 2025

Meher Sethi

Franklin 2025
Ethics, Politics, & Economics

Jessica Liu

Social Chair Applied Mathematics

Tiffany Toh

Saybrook 2025
Electrical Engineering

Sharon Ahn

Murray 2024

Sharon is probably in rehearsal, in a practice room, or napping (or any combination of the above)... Please leave a message after the tone. *facgce*

Daniel Pak

Graduate Student 2024
Biomedical Engineering

Daniel loves watching awesome people play awesome music. Hopefully he will actually get to practicing and play like that someday. In addition to the carillon, he has recently rekindled his interest in electric guitar.

Lea Kim

Hopper 2024
Chemistry and Music

Lea is an iced latte aficionado from Solon, Ohio. When she is not mastering the art of climbing stairs, Lea spends her time playing the violin, drawing chair conformations, and watching all and every food-related video on the internet.

Maggy Lambo

Silliman 2024
Treasurer, Webmaster Electrical Engineering

Tori Lu

Silliman 2024
Newsletter Editor Art/EVST

Tori is a rat dog enthusiast from New York. In her free time she draws ugly pictures. If you would like to hear anime music on the bells email requests to victoria.lu@yale.edu

Nathan Moran

Franklin 2024

Julia Zheng

Jonathan Edwards 2023
Co-Chair 2022-2023 S&DS, Global Affairs

Loves bright, autumn mornings & runs in the rain. Avid fan of Debussy & dominant sevenths. Enjoys stand up comedy & bad puns. Rings big bells from chime to chime :)

Daniel Lu

Davenport 2023
Computer Science & Economics; S&DS

Daniel has been living in Connecticut for over 20 years. When he's not playing bells, you can find him either on a frisbee field, petting dogs (he has an adorable German Shephard and Siberian Husky), or taking a well-deserved nap. He has a great love for food, and while he enjoys eating it, he's also working on improving his cooking skills.

Evan Hochstein

Morse 2023

Evan is from Austin, Texas and can't stop learning languages. He loves listening to and playing music from around the world, especially when he can actually understand the lyrics. When the aliens come, he doesn't know if he will be able to decipher their language like Amy Adams, but he will certainly play the bells for them.

Adam Chen

Timothy Dwight 2022
M.A./B.A. History of Art

Oh no, someone mentioned Bach to Adam and now he won't stop talking. Other topics to avoid: genealogy, Baroque architecture, and really just art history in general.

Michael Gancz

Murray 2021
Music (MA/BA)

Michael was taking their trombone out for a stroll when they strayed too far from the new colleges and got lost. Now they're stuck in Harkness Tower and can't get down. Please send help.

Sarah Luckart

Branford 2019

Sarah is interested in brains and tech, but not AI. Outside of the Tower, they fix computers, cook, and sometimes play viola. They have a collection of small succulents and their favorite is a red-headed cactus named George (Weasley).

Lyndon Ji

Silliman 2016

Jyndon enjoys trips to Narnia, the land of ducks and fractals. He also greatly appreciates japanese writing utensils and anti-jokes.

Ellen Dickinson

Guild Advisor and Teacher Music

Ellen '97, '99 MUS, has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. She joined the Yale Guild in her sophomore year, and served as co-chair in her junior and senior years. She now serves as the Guild's advisor, and has two children, ages five and seven.