North American Carillon School
North American Carillon School

Affiliate of the
Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn", Mechelen, Belgium
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NACS Summer Workshop

June 5 - June 9, 2017

Springfield, IL

The NACS will hold a five-day long carillon workshop which will coincide with the Springfield International Carillon Festival, running from Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 9.

The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon and its practice keyboard will be available to the participants during the festival week. Time slots for practice will be assigned on a first come first serve basis; the Festival performers have first dibs of course!

Master Classes by Koen Cosaert and Frans Haagen will be offered on Monday and Friday. Lectures on carillon subjects will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday. Wednesday, a day of rest during the Festival, we are planning to visit a significant organ in Springfield. The traditional Carillonists' Luncheon on Tuesday and the Festival Dinner on Wednesday are also open to workshop participants and out-of-town Festival Attendees. Advance notice required.

In order to take advantage of these lectures and master classes a token registration fee of $20 is required.

2017 Workshop Schedule

Monday June 5

10:00 AM Masterclass by Koen Cosaert

Director of the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn”, Belgium.

Tuesday, June 6

10:00 AM Lecture by Koen Cosaert - “The Search For the Origin of the Carillon

10:45 AM Lecture by Julianne VandeWyngaard - "What's in it for me?"

Wednesday, June 7

10:00 AM Organ Crawl Westminster Presbyterian Church

Host: Dale Rogers

Thursday, June 8

10:00 AM Lecture by Carl S. Zimmerman - "Some lesser-known bellfounders"

10:45 AM Lecture by Frans Haagen - Original Compositions for Carillon and Electronic Music

Friday, June 9

10:00 AM Masterclass by Frans Haagen

Director of The Netherlands Carillon School

The Masterclasses will be limited to 5 active participants (plus observers)

Nominal workshop sign-up charge is $20. A special Festival/Workshop hotel rate is being negotiated and will become available to those signing up for the workshop.

To sign up, please download this form and return to the address listed on the form or send via email to Carlo van Ulft


Lodging in Springfield

This year's Festival Hotel is:

2501 Sunrise Dr
Springfield, IL 62703

A special festival and workshop rate of $72 plus taxes is available for all Festival and Workshop guests. Please mention "Carillon Festival 2017" while booking.
Aside from the Carillon Festival Hotel ample lodging facilities are available.

Recreational activities

Springfield offers a wealth of Museums, Parks, Gardens and a Zoo to spend your remaining free time.