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The GCNA e-newsletter is published twice a month and is distributed by email to GCNA members. It serves primarily as a way for the officers, board and committees of the GCNA to communicate with the membership. Postings from members are also accepted via this form.

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February 15, 2024link

  1. Call for Carillon News Submissions (Deadline February 29)
  2. Update Your Mailing Address

January 31, 2024link

  1. Dues Reminder
  2. Panel Discussion Webinar: Repertoire for Smaller Instruments
  3. Complete Redesign of "About Carillons" on the Website
  4. Ronald Barnes Memorial Grant (Deadline March 1, 2024)
  5. PDEI Updates to the GCNA Music Store
  6. Call for Carillon News Submissions

January 15, 2024link

  1. Renewal Membership Dues
  2. Mark Your Calendars for the 2024 Congress

January 1, 2024link

  1. Renewal Membership Dues
  2. Last Call from Music Publications (DEADLINE TODAY)
  3. Last Call for Board Nominations (DEADLINE TODAY)

December 15, 2023link

  1. PDEI Committee Music Suggestions for Celebrating MLK Day

November 30, 2023link

  1. Call From the Website Committee for Pictures of Ronald Barnes
  2. Benjamin Sunderlin: Comparative Bell Casting Techniques / Ronald Barnes Memorial Grant Webinar: Wednesday, December 6 at 9 pm EST

November 15, 2023link

  1. Recipients of the Franco 2023-2024 Student Composer-Performer Grant
  2. Benjamin Sunderlin: Comparative Bell Casting Techniques / Ronald Barnes Memorial Grant Webinar: Wednesday, December 6 at 9 pm EST

October 31, 2023link

  1. Board Nominations Open Until January 1
  2. Ronald Barnes Memorial Grant Deadline March 1, 2024
  3. Southeastern Regional Gathering Date Change

October 15, 2023link

  1. Ronald Barnes Memorial Grant Deadline (March 1, 2024)
  2. Presentation by Carson Landry: New Transcription of Early Carillon Music (Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern)
  3. PDEI Committee Seeks New Members
  4. 2022-2023 Composer-Performer Pair Grant Recipients Video Recordings

October 1, 2023link

  1. Carillonneur Exam Application Deadline (October 16, 2023)
  2. Presentation by Carson Landry: New Transcription of Early Carillon Music (Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern)
  3. Last Day to Register: NYC Carillon Fall Festival (October 1, 2023)

September 15, 2023link

  1. Back Issues of Carillon News Now Available
  2. Presentation by Carson Landry: New Transcription of Early Carillon Music (Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern)
  3. Submit Articles for the Fall Issue of Carillon News
  4. 2023 Carillon Fall Festival in the Big Apple
  5. Register for the September Regional Conference at the University of Chicago (DEADLINE TODAY)

August 31, 2023link

  1. Fall/Winter Gathering Grants Awarded
  2. Submit Articles for the Fall Issue of Carillon News
  3. Franco Student-Composer Pair Competition
  4. Register for the September Regional Carillon Conference at the University of Chicago
  5. Inaugural NYC Carillon Fall Festival

August 17, 2023link

  1. Franco Student–Composer/Performer Pair Competition
  2. Presentation by Carson Landry: New Transcription of Early Carillon Music (Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern)
  3. Tenure-Track Position in Music – Keyboard Studies at Berea College

July 31, 2023link

  1. Grants Available for Fall/Winter Carillon Gatherings (Deadline August 1)
  2. Update Your Member Profile
  3. Correction to Barnes Grant Recipient Announcement

July 17, 2023link

  1. Grants Available for Fall/Winter Carillon Gatherings
  2. Update Your Member Profile
  3. 2023 Barnes Grant Recipients
  4. Emerging Artist Grants

July 5, 2023link

  1. Post-Congress Recap
  2. Meet your new Board + Officers
  3. Welcome new Carillonneur Members!
  4. Passing of Honorary Member: William Barger

June 1, 2023link

  1. 2023 Annual Meeting of the Members Documents and Agendas
  2. 2022 Warner Compositions Now Available
  3. Summer series listings on the GCNA website

May 15, 2023link

  1. Carillon News now available
  2. New Posting on Classifieds Page: Metropolitan United
  3. Summer series listings on the GCNA website
  4. Register for Congress
  5. Congress Host Proposal for 2024

May 2, 2023link

  1. Reminder: Annual Mailing
  2. Reminder: Register for Congress

April 17, 2023link

  1. Final Reminder: Dues
  2. Reminder: Early Registration for Congress Ends 4/30
  3. Annual Mailing Arriving Soon

April 1, 2023link

  1. Annual Mailing headed to you
  2. Congress Registration Reminder
  3. Call for 2024 Congress Host

March 17, 2023link

  1. 2023 Congress Registration Open Soon
  2. Call for 2024 Congress Host
  3. Dues Reminder

March 1, 2023link

  1. Update your mailing address
  2. 2023 Franco Competition results
  3. Board Election Candidates
  4. Classifieds update
  5. Back issues of the Bulletin

February 15, 2023link

  1. Dues Reminder
  2. Amazon Smile Update
  3. Save the Dates

February 3, 2023link

  1. Submit Articles for the Spring 2023 "Carillon News"
  2. World Carillon Congress in Utrecht
  3. Barnes Project Grant Request

January 17, 2023link

  1. Dues Reminder
  2. Call for Ronald Barnes Memorial Fund Grant Proposals

January 3, 2023link

  1. Renewal Membership Dues

December 19, 2022link

  1. 2022 Board Recap
  2. Music Publications Submissions Reminder

December 2, 2022link

  1. Donor Recognition
  2. Heritage Music Committee Looking for Typesetters
  3. Carillon News Issue Correction

November 15, 2022link

  1. Giving Tuesday
  2. Reminder: Board Nominations Due January 1
  3. Reminder: Submit to the Bulletin

November 2, 2022link

  1. 2022/23 Student Composer/Performer Pair Grant Recipients
  2. Reminder to Submit Music to the Music Publication Committee (due January 1, 2023)
  3. Tag Us on Instagram!
  4. Submit to the Bulletin

October 17, 2022link

  1. Legal Committee Asks
  2. Board Nominations Open till January 1

October 4, 2022link

  1. Board Nominations Now Open
  2. 2023 Carillonneur Exam Reminder
  3. Legal Committee Chair Opening
  4. Social Media Post Request

September 15, 2022link

  1. Fall Gathering: October 15–16 in Toronto
  2. Reminder: E-Newsletter Submissions
  3. Nominations for GCNA Board Members Open on October 1

September 1, 2022link

  1. GCNA in The Diapason
  2. Carillon News Submission Deadline
  3. 2023 Congress Call for Presentations

August 15, 2022link

  1. News from Members and Affiliates

August 3, 2022link

  1. GCNA website selected for inclusion on the Library of Congress Web Archives
  2. PAST DUE: Fall/Winter Gathering Grants
  3. Applications OPEN: Grants for Student Composer/Performer Pairs
  4. Franco 2023 Proposal Contest Results

July 15, 2022link

  1. Apply Now: Emerging Artist Grant Open
  2. "Figments" Now Available from the Music Store
  3. Juror Position Open: Arrangements & Transcriptions Subcommittee of Music Publications
  4. Two Corrections from Last E-Newsletter

July 5, 2022link

  1. NEW! GCNA Instagram Account
  2. Passing of Past GCNA President Gloria Werblow
  3. Welcome to our New Carillonneurs Members
  4. Two Franco Premiers
  5. 2022 Congress New Music Available
  6. Committees Seeking New Members
  7. Grants to host Fall/Winter Gatherings

June 1, 2022 – link

  1. Register for Congress and Congress Details
  2. Include the GCNA in your Concert Programs

May 16, 2022link

  1. Reminder to Committee Chairs to Submit Annual Reports & Budget Requests
  2. Detailed Congress Schedule
  3. Call for Fall Webinar Proposals
  4. Grants Available to Host Fall/Winter Gatherings
  5. Upcoming Concerts on GCNA Webpage

May 2, 2022link

  1. Register for Congress and Ride-Sharing from Airport
  2. Passing of honorary member Jacques Lannoy
  3. Reminder to Committee Chairs
  4. New Listing on Classifieds Page: University of Chicago

April 15, 2022link

  1. Register for Congress
  2. Bulletins Mailed Out
  3. Summer Series
  4. National Volunteer Week
  5. Seeking Congress Host for 2023

April 5, 2022link

  1. Sally Slade Warner Arrangements & Transcriptions Competition Winners Announcement
  2. Music Resources through the GCNA

March 18, 2022link

  1. Update Mailing Address for Bulletin Mailing
  2. Mid-Atlantic Carillon Gathering Canceled
  3. Dues Reminder
  4. Franco Contest 2023 Now Open
  5. Music Publications Committee Opening
  6. Did You Know? Glossary of Terms

March 1, 2022link

  1. 2022 Board Nomination Statements Now Available
  2. Reminder: Congress Registration Now Open
  3. Register Now: Mid-Atlantic Carillon Gathering 3/26

February 16, 2022link

  1. Congress Registration Now Open
  2. Carillon News: Submit by 2/28
  3. Reminder: Barnes Application Closes on 3/1
  4. Save the Date: Mid-Atlantic Carillon Gathering 3/26

February 1, 2022link

  1. Barnes Fund Upcoming Deadline
  2. GCNA Exam Update
  3. Reminder: Book Your Congress Hotel
  4. Committee Chair Spotlight: John Widmann

January 16, 2022link

  1. Reminder: Time to pay your annual dues
  2. Register for upcoming webinar
  3. New listing on the Classifieds page

January 5, 2022link

  1. Time to pay your annual dues
  2. Reminder: Register for two upcoming webinars
  3. Franco Committee seeking new members
  4. Reminder: Book Your Congress Hotel

December 15, 2021link

  1. Reminder: Sally Slade Warner Arrangement Competition Deadline TODAY
  2. Reminder: Call for Nominations due January 1st
  3. Reminder: Register for Joint Webinar on January 9th
  4. Upcoming: Submission for Music Publications due January 1st

December 3, 2021link

  1. Upcoming: Zoom Social on 12/9/2021
  2. Upcoming: Submission for Music Publications due 1/1/22
  3. Upcoming: Joint Webinar on 1/9/22

November 16, 2021link

  1. Giving Tuesday and Donor Recognition
  2. Texas Regional Recap
  3. Upcoming: Zoom Social on 12/9/2021
  4. Upcoming: Webinar on Music Performance Anxiety
  5. Reminder: Book Your Congress Hotel
  6. New Post Added: Classifieds
  7. Reminder: Call for Nominations

November 2, 2021link

  1. Franco Committee Student Composer/Performer Pair Grant Recipients
  2. Upcoming Zoom Social on 12/9/2021
  3. Northeast Regional Post-Event Report Teaser
  4. REMINDER! Update Your GCNA Profile
  5. University of Chicago Congress (June 15–19, 2022), Hotel Reservations Open
  6. New Committee Chairs Update

October 16, 2021link

  1. Sally Slade Warner Arrangements and Transcriptions Competition
  2. Carillonneur Exam Reminders – DUE TODAY
  3. Upcoming Zoom Social on 12/9/2021 at 8pm ET
  4. Committee Chair Spotlight: Dave Hunsberger

October 1, 2021link

  1. Deadline TODAY for Congress Presentation Proposals
  2. Seeking GCNA Congress Hosts for 2023 and beyond
  3. Job Posting: New Listings Added
  4. Carillonneur Exam Reminders
  5. Last Call: Participate in the North American Carillon Survey
  6. Heritage Committee Co-Chair Spotlight: Joy Banks

September 15, 2021link

  1. Upcoming Webinar Series with Luc Rombouts
  2. Call for Congress Presentation Proposals due TODAY
  3. Call for Carillon News Submission due TODAY
  4. Call for Nominations from the Nominating Committee
  5. GCNA Website Downtime on October 9
  6. Check Out New Job Openings
  7. Paperless Bulletin / Carillon News Option
  8. Reminder: Trinity Congress Compositions for Sale
  9. Reminder: Fall/Winter Gatherings - You're Invited!

September 1, 2021link

  1. Register for Upcoming Webinar Series with Luc Rombouts
  2. Call for Presentation Proposals: Deadline TODAY!
  3. Regional Fall/Winter Gatherings
  4. Carillon News Submission Request
  5. Committee Chair Spotlight: Tiffany Ng

August 18, 2021link

  1. Call for Webinar Proposals
  2. Webinar Tomorrow: "Re-mastering the Master Class"
  3. Emerging Artist Grants (NEW!)
  4. Trinity Congress Compositions for Sale
  5. Sally Slade Warner Competition Announcement
  6. Franco Student-Composer Pair Competition Reminder
  7. Carillon News Call for Submissions
  8. Meet Your Board: Emily Moody

August 1, 2021link

  1. Officers for 2021-2022
  2. August Webinar: "Re-mastering the Master Class"
  3. Call for Webinar Proposals
  4. Committee Chair Spotlight: Thomas Lee

July 15, 2021link

  1. 2021 Board Election Results
  2. LAST CHANCE! Grants to host Fall/Winter gatherings
  3. Barnes Grant Project: North American Carillon Community Survey Help Requested
  4. Member Spotlight: Naoko Tsujita

July 1, 2021link

  1. Grants to host Fall/Winter gatherings
  2. Call for Proposals (Presentations, Workshops and Masterclasses) at 2022 Congress
  3. Affiliate Programs
  4. Congress Host Spotlight: Ellen Dickinson

June 15, 2021link

  1. Summer Series Listings
  2. Share the GCNA's Facebook Page with your audiences
  3. In Memoriam: Marjorie Zimmerman
  4. Committee Chair Spotlight: Laura Ellis

June 1, 2021link

  1. Congratulations to New Carillonneur Members!
  2. Congress begins Today
  3. NEW THIS YEAR! Grants to host Fall/Winter gatherings
  4. New Publication Releases
  5. Do you live-stream?
  6. Return your ballots for the 2021 Election of Directors
  7. Committee Chair Spotlight: Jim Fackenthal

May 15, 2021link

  1. Congress Registration Now Open
  2. Call for New Barnes Grant Jurors
  3. In Memoriam: Ray McLellan
  4. Summer Series Listings
  5. Return Your Ballots for the 2021 Election of Directors

May 1, 2021link

  1. NEW! Member discounts at the Music Store
  2. NEW! Grants for Fall/Winter Carillon Gatherings
  3. Summer Series Listings
  4. Advancement Vote for Carillonneur Members

April 15, 2021link

  1. TONIGHT: Virtual Social Hour 
  2. WCF/GCNA Virtual Congress in June 
  3. Ballots for the 2021 Election of Directors
  4. "I know I read that somewhere …"
  5. Committee Chair Spotlight: Kim Schafer 

April 1, 2021link

  1. Special Presentation on April 13: A Work of Art and Engineering: Iowa State University Campanile-Carillon Model
  2. Upcoming Virtual Social Hour on April 15
  3. Spotlight Your Tower on Our Facebook!
  4. Job Posting: Luray, Virginia
  5. New Member Spotlight: Sheryl Modlin

March 15, 2021link

  1. THIS WEDNESDAY: Virtual Social Hour 
  2. DEADLINE TONIGHT: Call for Congress Presentation Proposals
  3. Handout from Social Media Workshop
  4. Anton Brees Carillon Library Librarian/Archivist Job Posting 
  5. The Diapason’s "20 under 30"
  6. Listen to Geert D’hollander’s When All Falls Silent
  7. Arthur Lynds Bigelow’s English Type Carillonic Bells (1949)
  8. Annual Dues Reminder

March 1, 2021link

  1. Franco Competition Contest Results
  2. Nominees for the 2021 Election of Directors
  3. In Memoriam: John R. Knox and J. Samuel Hammond
  4. Virtual Social Hour on March 17 at 8pm Eastern
  5. Reminder to update your Membership Profile

February 15, 2021link

  1. GCNA Virtual Social Hour TONIGHT, Feb 15, 8PM Eastern
  2. Webinar: A Basic Workshop in Using Facebook And Twitter To Promote Your Carillon
  3. Barnes Application Deadline Final Reminder
  4. Help Update the GCNA Tower Directory
  5. Share Your Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day Concert Programs 
  6. Carillon Content for Kids
  7. Update Your Membership Profile Reminder
  8. Officer Spotlight: Lynnli Wang

February 1, 2021link

  1. GCNA Virtual Social Hour on Feb 15, 8PM Eastern
  2. Webinar: A Basic Workshop in Using Facebook And Twitter To Promote Your Carillon
  3. An Online Guide to Arranging for Carillon
  4. Barnes Application Deadline
  5. Update Your Membership Profile
  6. Call for Spring 2021 Carillon News Submissions 
  7. New Member Spotlight: Liam Flood

January 15, 2021link

  1. Second Dues Reminder
  2. 2021 Virtual Congress Announcement
  3. Call for Webinars and and Congress Presentations 
  4. Digital Sheet Music Downloads Now Available 
  5. Bystander Intervention Training on Jan 26 & 31
  6. Call for Spring 2021 Carillon News Submissions
  7. Spotlight on Committee Chairs – Congratulations to Linda Dzuris! 

January 2, 2021link

  1. Renewal Membership Dues
  2. GCNA Carillonneur Exam 2022 Update
  3. Calling 2-Octave and 3-Octave Carillon Players

December 15, 2020link

  1. Paperless Bulletin / Carillon News Option
  2. Changes to the Carillonneur Exam Scoring System
  3. Unused Sheet Music Budget for 2020?
  4. Meet Your Board: Caroline Poon

December 1, 2020link

  1. Nominations Committee Announcement
  2. Fall Carillon News Digital Download Available
  3. Unused Sheet Music Budget for 2020?
  4. Meet Your Board: Roy Lee
  5. World Carillon Federation (WCF) Updates

November 16, 2020link

  1. Giving Tuesday Reminder
  2. Passing of Pieter Blonk
  3. Meet Your Board: Wesley Arai

October 31, 2020link

  1. Reminder to Submit Music to the Music Publication Committee
  2. Meet your Board: Carol Anne Taylor

October 14, 2020link

  1. 2021 Carillonneur Exam
  2. Call for Board Nominations
  3. Digital Sheet Music Sales Announcement
  4. Updated Logo for the GCNA
  5. Meet Your Board: Andrea McCrady

October 1, 2020link

  1. 2021 Carillonneur Exam
  2. 2020 Bulletin Available for Download
  3. Meet Your Board: Joey Brink

September 16, 2020link

  1. Hard-Copy Downloadable Music Catalog
  2. 2020 Bulletin Arriving Soon to Your Mailbox
  3. Meet Your Board: Julianne Vanden Wyngaard

September 1, 2020link

  1. Carillon News: Submissions Reminder
  2. Update GCNA's Recordings Page
  3. Meet Your Board: Austin Ferguson

August 16, 2020link

  1. Last Chance for 20% Off New Music
  2. Member Directory On The Go
  3. 2020 Officer and Committee Reports
  4. Meet Your Board: Austin Ferguson

August 1, 2020link

  1. Meet the New Carillonneur Members
  2. Death of Honorary Member Chuck Seidel
  3. Carillonneur Examination Committee update
  4. Are you an accountant?

July 15, 2020link

  1. Congratulations to New Carillonneur Members
  2. Election of Directors and Officers
  3. New Music Publications
  4. Reminder: Webinar next week
  5. Reminder: Franco Composition Contest

June 30, 2020link

  1. Thanks to Longwood Gardens
  2. Final reminder: Advancement e-vote (for Carillonneur Members)
  3. Announcing the 2020 Barnes Grant Recipients
  4. Webinar series – new webinar added!
  5. Committee membership updates
  6. Survey: social media workshop

June 16, 2020link

  1. Social media workshop
  2. New resources on our website
  3. Submitting member postings
  4. Summer recitals
  5. Communicating with the Board
  6. Message from the President

June 1, 2020link

  1. Report on Board Actions (May 31 meeting)
  2. June Webinar Series – 4th webinar added!
  3. Death of former member Charles C. Bradley
  4. Advancement Vote (for Carillonneur members)
  5. Statement of Professionalism and Inclusion


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