The GCNA is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion of the carillon art in North America. Its membership includes performers, bell founders, carillon builders and carillon enthusiasts of all kinds. The Guild operates examination processes that establish criteria for performers on the carillon and recognize those who meet these criteria. In furtherance of its goals, the Guild has established a scholarship program, operates both a composition competition and a commissioning program for new music, and carries out a wide variety of other activities through its committees.
The Guild is managed by an elected Board of Directors and a few officers. Much of its work is carried out through a large number of committees.
The Guild does not maintain a fixed office or headquarters, but operates from the homes and workplaces of its officers and committee members, all of whom are volunteers. The officers and committee chairs serve as points of contact for their respective functions within the Guild. The Guild has no paid staff.
The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in, and under the laws of, the state of California. The GCNA is also recognized as a tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code; donations to the Guild are deductible on U.S. federal income tax returns. Donations (including memorials) may be sent to:
Wesley Arai, GCNA Treasurer
1607 Blossom Ln. #2
Redondo Beach, CA 90278