Artist's rendering of the Elliott Tower, which will be located north of Kresge Library.
Donated by longtime supporters Hugh and Nancy Elliott, the university is constructing a 151-foot Elliott Carillon Tower. The tower is designed to be a rallying point for student activities and will create a stunning visual centerpiece for Oakland’s campus. It will be complete with a water fountain, garden and decorative landscaping.
The structure will become the 14th carillon tower in Michigan, and only the fourth located on a university campus. Its 49 bells will be designed and cast by The Verdin Company of Cincinnati and the Royal Bellfoundry Petit & Fritsen of the Netherlands.
Dennis Curry, local carillonneur and longtime friend of the Elliotts, will serve as the university carillonneur and establish a program of education and training though the Department of Music.
There will be a regular live playing schedule in addition to the traditional quarter chimes.
Hugh and Nancy Elliott share thoughts about their generous gift to the Oakland University community.