Beaumont Tower Carillon


Image of Beaumont Tower Carillon

If you love the sound of bells, Beaumont Tower is the place to visit. Beaumont Tower is located on campus, one block south of Grand River Avenue and one block north of the Red Cedar bicycle trail in the center of "old campus."

The tower has a carillon, a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of bells arranged in a chromatic series and played from a keyboard that permits control of expression through variation of touch. The MSU carillon has 49 bells and is capable of playing the full range of literature composed for the instrument. Click here for more information on the history of Beaumont Tower and the carillon.

Volunteer assistant carillonneurs play the MSU carillon at Noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer. Beaumont Tower is usually open to visitors during the University Carillonneur's weekly performances.

The carillon performance chamber is on the fourth floor of the tower (73 steps up) behind the clock face. There is no elevator or restroom facility in the structure.