Bell Choir

In November, 2015, the Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) at the University of New Orleans formed a bell choir for its blind and visually impaired students and alumni.

TRAC is working in partnership with Jerome Simon, a music therapist who invented the ARBECY system that provides tactile signals so that people who are blind or visually impaired can participate in bell choirs.

Choir members do not need prior musical experience to join the choir. Small cell phones programmed to buzz in time with the music alert members when to chime their bells and play the beautiful music.

The TRAC Bell Choir rang in the holidays in its first concert on December 31, 2015. Follow the links below for the concert coverage.

UNO Public Relations Pre-concert Press Release
WDSU News December 10, 2015
Fox 8 News, December 13, 2015 Times-Picayune Photo Gallery December 13, 2015


For more information or if you want to join the TRAC bell choir, contact:
Rose Angelocci

For more information about the ARBECY system or to contact Jerome Simon, see