The process for the Carillonneur examination is an annual event. The process requires approximately eight months, starting in October with application and concluding the following June with the exam recital at the annual congress.
Information presented below is for prospective candidates who wish to take the exam with the goal of performing an advancement recital at the 2021 Congress.
Candidates who have special needs may submit a written request to the GCNA Examinations Chair for special accommodations to be made. Such requests must be made by the October 16 deadline for the respective exam cycle each time a candidate applies for an examination. The President and the Examinations Chair will consider each case individually.
Each applicant must be an Associate member of the GCNA in good standing with dues paid by that date. Applicants who are not already Guild members must first apply for membership by completing this online form and paying dues by October 16, 2020.
To pay the $40 (non-refundable) exam application fee, there are two options:
1) Send a check for $40 US (payable to "The GCNA") along with your Exam Application Form if you are mailing the form in.
2) Pay via PayPal using the button below. For this option, you first e-mail your application to the Examination Committee Chair, Pat Macoska, by October 16, 2020. The chairperson will reply via e-mail and assign you a candidate number. Enter this number (not your name) in the space provided below and use the PayPal "Pay Now" button to make your payment. You must make your PayPal payment within two weeks of receiving your candidate number.
Request more information from Pat Macoska, Examination Committee Chair.
Requirements are subject to change. All such changes will be identified with revision dates.
The purpose of the List of Prior Required Exam Pieces is to inform the general Guild membership and prospective candidates alike about carillon music that has been chosen by the Committee as required pieces in past years. The list also reflects the Committee's musical expectation level needed to achieve Carillonneur membership. Required pieces for the current exam cycles are presented below.
The 2020 Examination process is currently underway. The information is archived below for reference purposes only.
Information regarding the 2022 Carillonneur Examination will be posted here in January 2021.