The submission window for the 2023–24 grant cycle has closed. Congratulations to the recipients! Check back later when we announce the 2024–25 cycle.
Since 1982, we've been commissioning new music for carillon from many established composers, and they've enriched our repertoire. We also believe that commissioning composers early in their careers leads them to discover their love for the carillon and their skill in writing for it.
The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America invites you to apply for a grant which provides student composer–performer pairs with the opportunity to collaboratively create and premiere a new composition for carillon. Since 2021, we have awarded US$5,000 in grants to 5 student pairs.
Grants totaling US$1,000 are available for 2 student composer–performer pairs. The grant is shared evenly between the composer and performer (US$500 each).
Congratulations to the composer–performer pairs that will receive grants for the 2023–24 cycle:
They will collaborate over the next several months to compose and premiere a new work for carillon. We're looking forward to it!
Each composer–performer pair will submit one joint application to the co-chairs of the Johan Franco Composition Fund Committee, Joey Brink and Thomas Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application consists of:
Questions? Email the Franco Committee at email@example.com.
The Johan Franco Composition Fund Committee reviews all grant applications. Applications will be judged on evidence of a sound working relationship between the composer and performer. Each composer and performer are expected to already be familiar with their partner's goals and skills, and embrace the challenges and opportunities of working together.
We will disburse the grant after you complete the project.
By accepting the grant, you agree to give the GCNA the right to post the premiere video on the GCNA website and on social media.
The Franco Committee will decide whether the GCNA publishes each composition that is commissioned. If we decide to publish it, composers agree to grant full copyright and licensing of the work to the GCNA, in accordance with the terms of our standard copyright assignment and publication agreement. If we decide not to publish it, the score will remain the sole property of the composer.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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