Alex Johnson to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

September 27, 2022
Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson is appointed the seventh university carillonist for Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. He leaves a position at the University of Texas, Austin, where he has taught carillon students, and the University of Rochester Carillon Society of advanced carillon students. He has also served as a mathematics teacher at the Eastside Early College High School, Austin. He succeeds Joey Brink, a member of The Diapason’s 20 under 30 Class of 2015, who has been appointed university carillonist for the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, Denver, Colorado (see the June 2022 issue, page 3).

Johnson began carillon study at the University of Rochester with Doris Aman, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physics. He then studied at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida, as a carillon fellow. In 2019, he won the Queen Fabiola International Carillon Competition in Mechelen, Belgium. He then spent a year studying at the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen on a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He is a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2021. (For further information, see the May 2021 issue, page 18.) Johnson has performed carillon recitals across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

For information: rockefeller.uchicago.edu.

 

Other recent appointments:

Margaret Harper to Baylor University

Alexander Meszler to Luther College

Colin Miller to Rye Presbyterian