Franco Committee of the GCNA
The Franco Committee of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) received five student composer/performer pair applications for grants in 2021 and has selected two pairs to receive funding. The award recipients are Emily O’Mahoney (performer) and Ethan Sifferman (composer), both at the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Claire Janezic (performer) and Jacob Leibowitz (composer). Janezic is at the University of Rochester, and Liebowitz is at the Manhattan School of Music. The two pairs will collaborate through early 2022 to compose and premier a new work for carillon, to be recorded and shared online.
St. Stephen's, Cohasset, MA, symposium
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Cohasset, Massachusetts, hosted a carillon symposium and masterclass on October 9, 2021, with partial funding provided by a grant from the GCNA’s new grant program for hosts of fall/winter gatherings. There were 13 participants, including organizers and leaders John Whiteside (carillonneur at St. Stephen’s Church), Lee Leach, Margaret Angelini, and Margaret Pan. Ellen Dickinson was the featured presenter and led the afternoon’s performance masterclass. For information: gcna.org.