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Congress 2020

  • 24 Jun 2020
  • 01 Jul 2020
  • Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania) will be hosting the 2020 Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and the World Carillon Federation. The congress will be from June 24 to July 1, with a post-congress day in Washington DC on July 2. More information to come. For a sneak peek, view the slide show presented to GCNA congress attendees last June.

NEW: Call for Papers for GCNA Congress 2020!

The 2020 Congress Committee invites you to participate in the educational program of the congress by submitting workshop and/or presentation proposals for consideration.  We welcome a variety of scholarly research, papers, panel discussions, and hands-on demonstrations that are unique, timely and reflective of the diversity of our membership.  Presenters who include information related to the congress theme, Music of North America*, will be given first preference.

Please download this form.  All proposals shall include a 250 word abstract summarizing the topic and its relevance by January 20, 2020 to Janet Tebbel  JTebbel97@gmail.com.  Please specify any audiovisual and/or musical equipment needed, as well as the desired length of the presentation (recommended: demonstrations @ 50 minutes; papers @ 30 minutes).    Notifications will be emailed on or before February 21, 2020.

Unless otherwise noted, presentations should not actively promote or advertise products or company/corporate interests.  Presenters are responsible to provide handouts/printed materials. 

We ask your continued help in maintaining the quality and spirit of the 2020 Congress meeting at Longwood Gardens.   We respectfully ask that all presenters at the Congress register and fully participate in the many events and activities of the annual meeting.  This allows the education and camaraderie to extend beyond the lecture hall and permeate the meeting.  We thank you for your commitment to honor the “Spirit of the Congress” with your participation!

Questions?  Please contact Janet Tebbel JTebbel97@gmail.com

Important dates:

June 24-28, 2020 (GCNA portion of GCNA/WCF congress)

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

*Some suggested ideas:

Code songs (also including protest songs)

Native American



Shape note

Delta Blues


Native American

Early Jazz (pre 1930s)

To contact us, send an email to info@gcna.org

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