Honors Program Theses


Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

First Advisor

Randall Harlow, Honors Thesis Advisor


Carillons--Iowa--Cedar Falls;


The purpose of this study is to explore the role of the carillon on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. The UNI carillon has remained largely dormant over the past decade. Before the playing of the carillon is revived and becomes more present on campus, it is crucial to understand how this instrument can best serve the community in which it belongs. To explore the potential function of this specific carillon, other carillons must first be studied. The information gathered about the way other carillons operate was compiled to form a concept of the potential functions of the UNI carillon. Once that information was compiled, a survey was distributed to a cross section of the student body to gauge their opinions on what the role of the carillon should be on UNI’s campus. The responses gathered from the student body reveal that there is a large amount of support for the carillon from the student body. In short, the survey results suggest that UNI students primarily want the carillon to be maintained so that regular concerts can be performed on the bells.

Year of Submission



School of Music

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original


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