e-Newsletters (biweekly emails)

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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e-newsletters Archive

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July 15, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  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, 2021
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  1. Renewal Membership Dues
  2. GCNA Carillonneur Exam 2022 Update
  3. Calling 2-Octave and 3-Octave Carillon Players


December 15, 2020 - link

  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, 2020
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  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, 2020
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  1. Giving Tuesday Reminder
  2. Passing of Pieter Blonk
  3. Meet Your Board: Wesley Arai


October 31, 2020
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  1. Reminder to Submit Music to the Music Publication Committee
  2. Meet your Board: Carol Anne Taylor


October 14, 2020
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  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, 2020
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  1. 2021 Carillonneur Exam
  2. 2020 Bulletin Available for Download
  3. Meet Your Board: Joey Brink


September 16, 2020
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  1. Hard-Copy Downloadable Music Catalog
  2. 2020 Bulletin Arriving Soon to Your Mailbox
  3. Meet Your Board: Julianne Vanden Wyngaard


September 1, 2020
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  1. Carillon News: Submissions Reminder
  2. Update GCNA's Recordings Page
  3. Meet Your Board: Austin Ferguson


August 16, 2020
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  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, 2020
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  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, 2020
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  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, 2020
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  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, 2020
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  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, 2020
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  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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