The Hoover Tower Carillon can be heard throughout campus each Commencement as it is played to celebrate the graduates and their accomplishments.
No tickets are required. The carillon can be heard from any location on the main Stanford Campus.
About the Carillon
Read about the history of the restoration Hoover Tower's Carillon bells in the Hoover Digest.
Additional information is available from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.
About Dr. Timothy Zerlang
A Stanford graduate himself, Dr. Timothy Zerlang, will continue the tradition this year with two perfomances from the tower: 9:00 AM Saturday June 14 prior to the Baccalaureate Ceremony and 11:30 AM on Sunday June 15 following the Commencement Exercises in Stanford Stadium.
Dr. Timothy Zerlang received his Doctor of Musical Arts in keyboard performance in 1989 from Stanford University and is a Lecturer in Piano and University Carillonneur at Stanford. He also serves as Director of Music at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church in San Francisco. Locally, he has served as organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Palo Alto since 1984, where he is also director of the Chancel Choir and the handbell ensemble, Praises Ring. He has served as Executive Director of the El Camino Youth Symphony and the Fremont Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Zerlang has twice been a featured artist on the St. John Cathedral carillon concert series in Spokane, WA, was a featured organist in the Festival d'Avignon 2000, and has performed in Washington, D. C. and in Ottawa, Canada.