8 weeks, 6:00 pm ET
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 9, 16, 23, 30
The course is taught by Luc Rombouts (see faculty bio)
6 weeks, 6 pm ET
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
The course is taught by Scott Hummel (see faculty bio)
Group courses offered at reduced rate of $350.00 providing a minimum of 3 candidates register for the course.
$350 per course.
This is the Music Degree in Carillon Performance. This is a true academic year-long program. The MDCP certifies the student with a degree in Carillon Performance. Course work includes: history, theory, arranging, composition, performance and marketing. This is a very hands-on, practical and relevant education for the modern musician.
A final performance examination adjudicated by faculty is required.
NACS provides course offerings in specific areas of interest. This is perfect for any educator, musician or perhaps anyone just wanting to learn more about the carillon.
Master classes are available throughout the academic year on a variety of special interests: performance techniques, performing with other musicians, composing popular music, designing shows for the public, advertising, maintenance and other popular topics requested by students.
All master classes can be attended virtually while others will offer in-person opportunities.
Baroque (title, composer, arranger)
1 Allegro (No. 184), Anonymous , DeGruytters
2 Rondino, Bach, Carl Ph. E., Austin, Robin
4 Prelude from lute suite no. 2, Bach, Johann S. , Barnes, Ronald
10 Rondo, Daquin, Claude
11 Hemony Suite , De Klerk, Albert
19 Study in D, Nees, Staf
Romantic (title, composer)
4 Aquarium Miniaturen, Boedijn, Gerard
5 Preludium and Allegro over “Lobe den Herrn”, Boedijn, Gerard
6 Italiana Sonata, Clement, Geo
7 Sonatine, Colletti, Stefano
9 Preludium in d, Denyn, Jef
10 Impromptu, Ferd. Timmermans
11 Sonatine, Feremans, Gaston
12 Variaties voor Beiaard, Feremans, Gaston
13 Variaties over een thema van Paganinni, Franssen, Benoit
14 Gavotte Pastorale, Henry, Leon
15 Impromptu, Henry, Leon
16 Intermezzo, Hoof, Jef van
17 Preludium Quasi una Fantasia, Hoof, Jef van
18 Prelude II, Lannoy, Robert
19 Lento Doloroso, Lefevre, Kamiel
20 Conicskinderen Variaties, Lerinckx, Jos
21 Fantasy on “Gaudemus Igitur”, Lerinckx, Jos
22 Passacaglia, Lerinckx, Jos
23 Diptiek, Meulemans, Arthur
24 Er Staat een Klooster in Oostenrijk, Nees, Staf
25 Fantasia I, Nees, Staf
26 Preludium in C, Nees, Staf
27 Preludium voor beiaard, Nees, Staf
28 Thema en Variaties, Nees, Staf
29 Ballade, Rottiers, Jef
30 Fantasia II over “Lied aan de Meise”, Rottiers, Jef
31 Lamento, Rottiers, Jef
32 Sprookje, Rottiers, Jef
33 Impromptu, Timmermans, Ferd.
34 Intermezzo molto capriccioso, Uten, Eugene
Contemporary (title, composer)
3 Suite for Beiaard, Badings, Henk
15 The Storm Suite, DellaPenna, Frank
17 Danse Nocturne, Franken, Wim
18 Mascarade, Franken, Wim
19 Jubilate, Fruhauf, Ennis
22 Sonata, Johnson, Roy H.
26 Reflexies Maassen, Jacques
27 Drie Dansen Meulemans, Arthur
31 Hattem Groove Theunissen, Kenneth
33 Rotation White, Gary
This is a list of approved/suggested material for the student to selected from to prepare their 30 minute adjudicated performance (final exam). Other selections may be submitted for consideration. Final selections will encompass these three periods of music.
Music Theory and Tonal Harmony
Arranging for Carillon
Campanology & Instrument Mechanics
Marketing and Promotion
Scoring and Notion
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV