Grants to attend congress

The GCNA holds an annual congress at a different location each year, usually in June, lasting about four days. Congress events include recitals, presentations, workshops, business meetings and social opportunities.  

Congress registration fees are typically in the range of $200-250. The GCNA is pleased to offer grants to cover the costs of congress registration fees for the following two groups of members. 

The grant application process is very simple and involves verification of eligibility based on the criteria below. More information is publicized each year (usually around March) to GCNA members in advance of the congress (usually in June).


First-time Congress Attendees

Congress registration grants are available to a person who is:

  1. attending their first GCNA Congress; [only in-person congresses are taken into account for the purposes of this criterion]
  2. a North American resident;
  3. a member of the Guild in good standing; and
  4. not receiving reimbursement for the Congress registration fee from another source.


New Carillonneur Members

Congress registration grants are available to successful advancement exam candidates to attend Congress in one of the following two years after their advancement, in order to participate in a New Members’ recital.

To be eligible for the grant, the person must:

  1. have passed their advancement exam within the last two years; [see special note below]
  2. be a North American resident; 
  3. be a member of the Guild in good standing; and
  4. not be receiving reimbursement for the Congress registration fee from another source.


Note: Due to the cancellation of in-person congresses in 2020 and 2021, the following applies to members who passed their advancement exams in 2018, 2019 and 2020:

    • Members of the class of 2018 are eligible for the grant to attend the 2022 congress.
    • Members of the class of 2019 are eligible for the grant to attend either the 2022 or 2023 congresses.
    • Members of the class of 2020 are eligible for the grant to attend either the 2022 or 2023 congresses.



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