Ringing in the City Beautiful

Join us in Orlando, Florida, for our annual National Seminar, Distinctly Teen, and Master Series July 13-20, 2020. Our summer events offer something for ALL handbell musicians at Omni ChampionsGate.

What is National Seminar?

At National Seminar, you will have the chance to participate in educational and engaging classes; enjoy performances by some of our best choirs, ensembles, and soloists; browse and shop through exhibit booths from handbell publishers, retailers, manufacturers, and more.

It is also a unique opportunity to meet and network with fellow handbell musicians and develop life-long friendships with those that share your enthusiasm and passion for our art.

Follow the links below to explore all that National Seminar has to offer.

Classes & Tracks

Classes at National Seminar cover all aspects of handbell musicianship, whether you are a ringer, director, educator, etc.

Distinctly Teen

For individual ringers in grades 8-12 who wish to stretch their ringing skills and musicianship.

Master Classes

One-on-one instruction in a master class setting with Dr. William Payn in conducting, and Sondra Tucker in composition.

Performances

Daily lunch and evening performances by some of the finest handbell musicians around.

Handbell Industry Council

The Handbell Industry Council (HIC) represents companies and individuals that support handbell musicians.

Travel & Lodging

All the information you’ll need to make your stay exciting and comfortable.

News & Announcements

Event Schedules

General Event Schedule
Thursday Class Schedule
Friday Class Schedule

Saturday Class Schedule
Sunday Class Schedule
Monday Class Schedule

Pre-registration is required for all Seminar classes. To help you plan which classes you wish to take before completing the online registration process, you may download and fill out the following Personal Event Schedule Planner.

DOWNLOAD PERSONAL EVENT PLANNER

DOWNLOAD PERSONAL DISTINCTLY TEEN PLANNER


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Use of Tablets to Hold Music

Handbell Musicians of America is committed to upholding the copyright laws of the United States and protecting the rights of our publishers, arrangers and composers.  If you wish to use a tablet computer to hold your music in place of standard paper copies on a music stand, you must contact the publisher of each piece of music to first obtain permission to convert a purchased piece of music to the format required for the tablet you are using.  Copies of the written permission received from publishers must be presented on request from the event organizer, event chair, or Handbell Musicians of America staff. Permission from a publisher for one piece does not imply permission for other songs from the same publisher.  The title of each song used in this format must be included in the written permission received. Attendee should also have legally purchased copies of all music with them for verification.

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