The Springfield (Illinois) Park District, in cooperation with the Rees Carillon Society, is offering a summer carillon internship for 2023 for aspiring American carillonists. The intern will have the opportunity to perform on the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon (67 bells, 84,000 lbs, P&F) in Springfield’s flagship public Washington Park with an established listener base. The intern will be able to perform approximately 35 to 40 half-an-hour recitals during the months of June, July and August, 2023. Additionally the intern will be invited to perform one recital during the International Carillon Festival 2023, running from June 1 through June 4, 2023. The intern will have additional responsibilities running tower tours and performing light administrative duties. The intern will receive guidance and advice from the resident carillonist of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon.
In order to qualify the candidate must be a legal USA resident/citizen and hold either the
Performance Diploma of the North American Carillon School, the Carillonneur Status of the
GCNA, or hold an advanced degree from one of the European carillon schools.
For more detailed information contact Carlo van Ulft, Director/Carillonist of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon at email@example.com
The Floyd and Juanita Carillon on the campus of Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania is still fairly young at 20 years. Having a carillon as part of the college adds a unique character to the landscape and the community has come to appreciate the time strike and occasional recital. But it could be much more, and we weren't sure what steps to take.
Thankfully, we found an answer in Frank DellaPenna and Lisa Lonie. Through discussions following their tour stops in Erie, they offered to hold a masterclass which would be open to our campus community. The masterclass would consist of undergraduate students, faculty, and staff at all experience levels. Throughout the day, Frank and Lisa would welcome a new group, spending the necessary time to get them acquainted with the instrument. They showed great patience while also instilling confidence in each member of the class. They built something in a day that we have been struggling with for quite a long time. A community of aspiring carilloneurs!
Frank and Lisa's passion for the carillon and for teaching is incredible. They bring the instrument to life just by sharing their knowledge, let alone through their art.
We're so grateful to have had the opportunity to offer a masterclass for our community and a lifeline for our carillon.
Thank you so much, Frank and Lisa!