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  • 13 Nov 2021 12:00 AM | GCNA WA Admin (Administrator)

    The Belle Brown Northcott Memorial, commonly known as the Luray Singing Tower, is a carillon of 47 bells located in the Town of Luray, Virginia. The Towers largest bell weighs 7,640 pounds and is six feet in diameter. The smallest is 12.5 pounds.

    A carillon is an Old World instrument, originating some 400 years ago in Europe, consisting of a minimum of 23 cast bronze bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard permitting control of expression. North America has about 180 carillons, many owned by churches or colleges and universities, however, relatively few like Lurays are in free standing towers (called campaniles) surrounded by public park land. The Luray Singing Tower is considered one of 36 iconic carillon towers in the United States.

    The Luray Singing Tower was a gift to the people of Luray and Page County by the late Col. T. C. Northcott and his late daughter, Katherine Northcott Graves, in memory of Col. North- cotts wife, and is partially supported by a small endowment which was created upon the com- pletion of the Towers construction in 1937. The Tower is owned by the Luray Park Associa- tion, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, which holds the carillon in trust for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Page County and visitors to the area. In addition to the limited in- come provided by the trust, this carillon survives on donations from the general public, princi- pally an annual contribution from the Luray Caverns Corporation.

    The Luray Singing Tower enjoys a significant reputation among the carillons of North America and is one of the few to have a regular schedule of recitals. From June through August on Sat- urday at 8 PM and on Sunday at 3 PM. In addition, the bells are played for the Easter Sunrise Service, on Labor Day at noon, and on the Sunday before Christmas. The Tower is also a popu- lar site for weddings and is made available to bridal parties at no charge. If music is desired, arrangements can be made with the carillonneur for a performance fee.

    Since 1937, there have been only three principal carillonneurs at Luray; the late Charles T. Chapman from 1937 to 1984, David W. Breneman from 1984 to 2013 and Jesse Ratcliffe until his recent retirement in March of 2020. In order to restart the new season in the summer of 2022, the Association is currently seeking a new resident carillonneur.

    The post of carillonneur is a part-time position. Compensation range is between $15,000 and $20,000 per year to be negotiated based on experience, audition and the number of recitals an- nually. The initial response shall include a CD recording of the candidates playing, a full resume and a letter of motivation regarding ambitions for the Luray position. Interested parties may contact the following.

    Lowell B. Baughan, President
    Luray Park Association, Inc.
    Post Office Box 151
    Luray, Virginia 22835
    540
    -743-6493
    lbbaia@bb
    -aia.com

    10-4-22

  • 16 Sep 2021 12:00 AM | GCNA WA Admin (Administrator)

    The Michigan State University College of Music seeks a University Carillonist (a fixed term instructor position).

    Position Summary (from MSU public posting):
    Teach (5 hours of) carillon lessons, perform weekly noon recitals during the academic year, perform for and coordinate carillon events as needed, coordinate the Summer Carillon concert series, program the autobells, certify carillonists to perform on campus, schedule rehearsal times for carillon students and other performers, oversee the maintenance and repair of the Carillon tower and its instruments.

    More info: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507901/instructorfixed-term

  • 13 Sep 2021 12:00 AM | GCNA WA Admin (Administrator)

    The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, seeks a new Associate Instructor in Carillon open to prospective graduate organ majors (MM, Performer Diploma, or DM), beginning Fall 2022. This award provides full tuition remission and a stipend, plus a plethora of opportunities to gain experience in teaching and performing on their two university carillons. 

    The incumbent, Lynnli Wang, will complete her MM in Organ Performance this May so IU is now searching for her successor.

    Please share the attached information with anyone you believe would be a good fit for the position.

    More information about the Associate Instructorship in Carillon is available at:

    https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.iu.edu/dist/3/517/files/2021/09/Associate-Instructor-in-Carillon.pdf

    More information about auditions/application process is available at:

    https://blogs.iu.edu/jsomorgan/auditions/

    Questions? Contact Janette Fishell, Chair, Organ Department at jfishell@indiana.edu


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