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What is a carillon?

A carillon consists of a series of at least 23 tuned bells, played from a keyboard that allows expressiveness through variation in touch. The player, or carillonneur, can play a broad range of music—from arrangements of popular and classical music to original compositions created just for the carillon. Carillon bells can be heard throughout North America, in cities, at churches, on school campuses, in public parks, and in many other places where people gather. Learn more...

Listen to carillon music online

While the best way to listen to carillon music is live and in person, you can also enjoy carillon music on popular streaming services like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, as well as live-streamed carillon recitals on the web, YouTube and Facebook. Check out our listings to listen to carillon music from anywhere!

About the GCNA

The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America is an organization of professional musicians dedicated to promoting the carillon art. It supports the development of proficient carillonneurs and encourages the building of new carillons, the improvement of existing installations, and the composition and distribution of carillon music. Learn more...

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2024 Congress at Concord University

In 2024, the annual Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America will be held at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, from June 5 to 8. Congress is a great way to connect with members of the GCNA, further your professional development, or deepen your interest in all things carillon! Learn more...

Classified ads / job postings

We welcome classified advertisements regarding the sale or donation of items that may be of interest to GCNA members such as second-hand practice consoles, collections of sheet music, publications, recordings, etc. Employers are welcome to submit job postings for carillonneurs and related positions (including full-time or part-time, employee or contract positions). For more, visit the Classified Ads / Job Postings page.

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