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Join the GCNA!

Our members include more than 400 performers, composers, carillon designers, architects, donors and patrons of the carillon, churches, universities, other institutions with carillons, carillon bell founders and carillon builders.

Why join?

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to exclusive educational programs each year – in person and virtual
  • Our biweekly e-newsletter
  • Complimentary subscription to our newsletter, Carillon News
  • Complimentary subscription to our journal, the Bulletin
  • Inclusion in GCNA's Member Directory, accessible only to GCNA members. A great way to meet up with members local to you!
  • Voting privileges to elect the Board of Directors
  • Discounts at the GCNA Music Store – 10% discount for members, 25% for full-time students
  • Access to grant programs that help you attend congress, support your local gathering of carillonneurs, support your emerging professional career, and more
  • Being part of a valuable network of lovers of the carillon

With your membership in the GCNA, you are supporting an organization that:

Application form

New members are invited to join the Guild as either an Associate member or a Sustaining member, by filling out this online application form.

  • Associate Members: anyone (an individual, a group of individuals, or an entity) who is interested in the carillon is welcome to join as an Associate Member (US$40 per year, $25 for students)
  • Sustaining Members: anyone who contributes at least US$150 per year is recognized as a Sustaining Member

If you have any questions, please contact the GCNA Corresponding Secretary at

In addition to the membership categories listed above which are open to new members, other membership categories include:

  • Associate Members/ACE: Associate Members may obtain a special designation by passing the Associate Carillonneur Examination (which evaluates skills at an intermediate level utilizing carillon repertoire of moderate difficulty)
  • Carillonneur Members: persons who have been judged to be professionally qualified to play the carillon by successfully completing an examination process which culminates in an examination recital performed at an annual Congress
  • Honorary Members: persons whom the Guild wishes to honor because they have made a significant contribution to the carillon

Membership renewal (for current members)

Please visit the Membership Renewal page with information about how current members can renew their memberships.

Lapsed members who wish to pay their dues and reactivate their membership should contact for assistance.

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