Jeremy Chesman, AAGO, ChM, University Carillonist and Assistant Professor of Music, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was the first person to earn a Master of Music degree in Carillon Performance. His performances have been broadcast in the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan, and he has performed live throughout the United States, as well as in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Portugal, where he played a recital of American music at the National Palace in Mafra on the European Union's day of mourning for the events of September 11.
A specialist in American music, Mr. Chesman has premiered works by Steven Sodders and Augustus O. Hill. He has also lectured on American carillon music in Belgium and at congresses of the Guild of Carilloneurs in North America. He is currently working on a book about the carillon in universities in America.
Mr. Chesman studied carillon with Margo Halsted and Todd Fair at the University of Michigan. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied carillon with Eddy Mariën and composition with Geert D'Hollander at the Royal Carillon School of Belgium. He serves on the Membership committee of the Guild of Carilloneurs in North America and the editor of English-language publications for the new carillon in Alverca, Portugal.
Mr. Chesman also writes on the subject of gender and music. His research on women in rap music has been featured in the conference on Feminist Theory and Music and the Gay and Lesbian Study Group Newsletter of the American Musicological Society.