The instrumentalist that plays the Carillon is known as the Carillonneur. The first carillon was in Flanders (northern Europe) where the carillonneur performed music on the bells of Qudenaarde Town Hall in 1510 by using a baton keyboard to raise the spirits of the people. The Carillon is the largest of all instruments in the percussion family. Charlie is a musical adventurer as well as a world class musician. Charlie has had a successful 30 year career as a professional drummer, music director, recording artist and performer. He has performed worldwide in over 30 countries and has performed in every state & province in North America. With over 25,000 performances worldwide, Charlie has learned to appreciate and perform many styles of music with artists around the world. Charlie brings his experience as a musician and entertainer to provide epic performances through the majesty and power of the carillon.
Charlie is currently attending the North American Carillon School as the 2021 annual scholarship recipient from the Cast In Bronze Society.
Local 389, American Federation of Musicians Orlando, FL Chartered: April 18th, 1924.
Serving the interests of musicians in Central Florida. The largest association of professional musicians in the country.
I CAN'T RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL ENOUGH!!!! This is where I currently attend and am studying. Their goal is to nurture musicians toward and through a successful experience and appreciation of the carillon and it's possibilities.
The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America is an organization of professional musicians dedicated to promoting the carillon art. It supports the development of proficient carillonneurs and encourages the building of new carillons, the improvement of existing installations, and the composition and distribution of carillon music.