North America is home to 183 permanent carillons that reside in bell towers of churches, universities, parks, botanic gardens and two traveling carillons. Sadly, many of these instruments are no longer played.
The founders of the North American Carillon School conducted private research to determine why these instruments are now silent... it was simple:
• Lack of qualified players
• Misunderstanding of musical desires/needs of communities
• Lack of funding and support
The North American Carillon School designed a curriculum specifically to address these three issues. The result is a very progressive, convenient, fun and relevant carillon education for carillon musicians of today and tomorrow.
To this end the North American Carillon School has attracted experts in different subjects to pass on their knowledge and experience to graduates who will be prepared to re-activate “silent carillons” and preserve the carillon art for future generations.
To nurture musicians toward and through a successful experience and appreciation of the carillon and it's possibilities.
We seek students who are bright, curious, passionate & engaged to pursue a future performing and sharing the beauty of the carillon.