Requests & Specialty Concerts

McGraw Tower on a fall day.

Requests

The Cornell Chimesmasters have a large and diverse music library with more than 3,000 musical pieces in the genres of classical, hymns, Broadway/show tunes, Disney/movie themes, classic and modern rock/pop as well as original compositions.

Visitors are welcome to make a musical request by attending one of our daily concerts. We will honor the request provided we have the sheet music in our files and the chimesmaster is comfortable playing the music.

 

Weddings and Specialty Concerts

Concerts may be scheduled before or after the event. Start times for concerts before the event/ceremony may be pre-set. For concerts after the event/ceremony, someone must call the chimesmaster to begin the concert.

Concerts are also subject to the availability of chimesmasters on campus. We currently schedule no more than three wedding concerts per weekend.

Fees

15-minute concert $115.00
30-minute concert $165.00
30-minute concert broken into two 15-minute increments (such as before and after the ceremony) $200.00

All concert fees must be paid in advance via check only. Please make checks payable to Cornell University.

Music

For wedding concerts, you may select specific music or ask that the chimesmaster to choose the concert selections for you. Review our wedding music options.

For specialty concerts, including memorial services, please consult with the head chimesmaster for appropriate music suggestions from our library.

Contact Us

To request a concert, contact the head chimesmaster at chimes@cornell.edu or (607) 255-5350. We will not accept reservations more than three months prior to the event.