Ray McLellan dead at 62

May 19, 2021
Ray McLellan
Ray McLellan

Ray McLellan died April 30. Born May 13, 1958, in Florida, he learned to play the carillon while earning his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Michigan, and he later studied at the Netherlands Carillon School.

A carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, McLellan served on a number of GCNA committees, including as an exam juror. He served as university carillonneur at Michigan State University starting in 1997, was an active carillon recitalist in the United States and other countries, and was a faculty member of the North American Carillon School. He taught organ and piano, served as director of music at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Monroe, Michigan, and was an accompanist for the Kol Halev Choir of Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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