A Pleasant Peninsula

Join us in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for our annual National Seminar, Distinctly Teen, and Master Classes in Conducting and Composing. Our summer events offer something for ALL handbell musicians.

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.


Daily 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.

I have found the National Seminar to be a great way to network with other ensembles, enjoy wonderful concerts, renew friendships, and learn from some of the best handbell musicians.

Linda Minnotte

News & Announcements

Registration for those who pre-registered will open February 1.

General Registration for Nat'l Seminar, Master Class, and Distinctly Teen will open February 15.

Event Schedules

General Event 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.