Dr. Jeremy A. Chesman


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • DMA, University of Missouri- Kansas City, Organ Performance
  • MM, University of Michigan, Carillon Performance
  • Einddiploma met onderscheiding, Royal Carillon School of Belgium, Carillon Performance
  • BM, University of Michigan, Organ Performance


  • MUS 203 Theory and Musicianship III
  • MUS 204 Theory and Musicianship IV
  • MUS 315 Form and Analysis
  • MUS 538 Survey of Pedagogical Methods
  • MUS 658 Survey of Pedagogical Methods
  • MUS 660 Carillon
  • MUS 752 Organ

Research and professional interests

Jeremy Chesman, AAGO, ChM, University Carillonist and 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.

Dr. 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.

His primary research is in pedagogy. He is a registered Suzuki teacher of Organ, Harp, Voice, and Piano. His book, Making Music on the Carillon, was published by American Carillon Music Editions.

Awards and honors

  • Choir Master Award, American Guild of Organists, June 2008