Class Schedule

Classes will be presented in one of two styles. WEBINAR sessions will have a presenter teaching through live demonstrations, screen sharing, and/or video content. Participants can ask questions via the chat feature, which will be monitored by a moderator. MEETING sessions, such as roundtables, will be more limited in class size as all the participants can be part of the discussions if they choose. Attendees will only be able to speak to the presenter and share their video in the meeting-format sessions.

You may view recordings of classes you do not attend live any time through the event and for a week afterward.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class descriptions are available here.

To view all days side by side, download schedule as an EXCEL SPREADSHEET

ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT).

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 11:45 AM – 12:45 AM 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
WEBINAR SESSIONS

Ap-PEAL-ing Pentatonics

Blanche Marie Lewis

Concept to Completion: Composing in Real Time

Jason Krug

Back to Basics

Marie Loeffler

Bell Trees-Beginning

Barbara Brocker

Back to Basics

Marie Loeffler

Grant Writing for Handbell Ensembles

Derek Nance

Choristers Guild Virtual Showcase

Choristers Guild
Kathy Lowrie & Friends

Creating a Virtual Event

Derek Nance

Finding the Music on the Page

Bill Mathis

No Shared Bells – Solo and Small Ensemble

Cantabile-Genesis Press
Mary Liao

Healthy Habits for Our “GOLDEN” Years

Roxanne B. Golden

Expand Your Repertoire with 12-Bell Music

Blanche Marie Lewis

Healthy Habits for Our “GOLDEN” Years

Roxanne Golden

Tricks of the Treble Trade

Michèle Sharik

How Am I Supposed to Ring THAT?

Michael J. Glasgow

In-Person Session Closed

Growing & Sustaining Your Church Program – Through All the Ups and Downs

Sandy Mullaney

   

Tips for Rehearsal Leadership

Bill Mathis

New Music Resources for Ringing from Alfred Handbell

Jubilate Music Group/Alfred Handbell
Sondra Tucker

MEETING SESSIONS

Mark Your Score!

Beth Ann Edwards

BASS-ics: Weight, Balance, Gravity & Physics

Nick Hanson

Our Church Handbell Choir has an Outside Gig!

Beth Ann Edwards

BASS-ics: Weight, Balance, Gravity & Physics

Nick Hanson

Session 5
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Session 6
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 7
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 8
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Session 9
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
WEBINAR SESSIONS

Excitement Building in our Youth Choirs

Roxanne Golden

Concept to Completion: Composing in Real Time

Jason Krug

Creating a Virtual Event

Derek Nance

Bell Trees – The Bell Tree Keyboard

Barbara Brocker

Assembling an Ensemble, Virtually

Brian Seemann

First Look: How to Introduce New Music

Stevie Berryman

Expand Your Repertoire with 12-Bell Music

Blanche Marie Lewis

Handbell 101: Ringing Articulations

Hyosang Park

Intentional Networking

Stevie Berryman

Assembling, Playing and Performing 6-in-Hand & 8-in-Hand

Danny Lyons

How Am I Supposed to Ring THAT?

Michael Glasgow

Mallet Technique

Marie Clyatt-Larson

Love it or Weave It

Lois Reese

 

Keeping Up Handbell Skills: Bells Not Necessary

Nick Hanson & Brian Seemann

Fifty Shades of Damping

Michèle Sharik

Ring, Knock, Swoop, Pivot – Treble Techniques for 2 Bells-1 Hand

Danny Lyons

Tips for Rehearsal Leadership

Bill Mathis

Ringing Deeply: Leading Ringers to Explore Spirituality

Brian Childers

Which Mallets Should I Use?
Schulmerich Bells

Greig Ashurst

Grant Writing for Handbell Ensembles

Derek Nance

       

New Music from Beckenhorst

Beckenhorst Press
Jason Krug

MEETING SESSIONS

Certification Overview

Laura Blauch

Roundtable: Creative Concert Concepts

KC Congdon

Exciting New Music for Handbell Musicians

From the Top Music
Jason Krug & Leila Norris

Ensemble Ringing for Beginners

Hyosang Park

Take it to the Streets!
4-in-hand Ensembles

Christine Anderson

Roundtable: Sparkle or Splat!

Michèle Sharik

   

Mark Your Score!

Beth Ann Edwards

 
Session 10
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Session 11
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 12
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 13
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Session 14
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
WEBINAR SESSIONS

Audition Skills for Ringers

Sharon Schmidt

Handbell 101: Ringing Articulations

Hyosang Park

Ap-PEAL-ing Pentatonics

Blanche Marie Lewis

Bell Trees – Let’s Move Beyond Basics

Barbara Brocker

How Firm a Foundation

Michael Joy

How Firm a Foundation

Michael Joy

How to Flirt

Stevie Berryman

Finale – Session 1

Jason Krug

Finale – Session 2

Jason Krug

Past the Parentheses & Beyond the Brackets

Michael Glasgow

Keeping Up Handbell Skills: Bells Not Necessary

Nick Hanson
& Brian Seemann

Past the Parentheses & Beyond the Brackets

Michael Glasgow

Growing & Sustaining Your Church Program – Through All the Ups and Downs

Sandy Mullaney

First Look: How to Introduce New Music

Stevie Berryman

Ringing Deeply: Leading Ringers to Explore Spirituality

Brian Childers

Sing-A-Long with Henry: Fun Ways to Engage Your Children’s Bell Group via Zoom

Brian Childers

West African and Latin Rhythms

Lois Reese

There’s Always Hope
Hope Publishing

Brenda Austin & KC Congdon

Mallet Technique

Marie Clyatt-Larson

ringTrue Handbell Music
ringTrue Music
Kath Wissinger
       

West African and Latin Rhythms

Lois Reese

MEETING SESSIONS

Ensemble Ringing for Beginners

Hyosang Park

The Business Behind the Music

Sharon Schmidt

Roundtable: Sparkle or Splat!

Michèle Sharik

Certification Overview

Laura Blauch

 
  Take it to the Streets!
4-in-hand Ensembles
Christine Anderson
 

Doubling Down with C2-B2 Choirchimes – A Guide for Ringers, Directors & Composers

Malmark, Inc.
Kathy Ebling Shaw

 
Session 15
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Session 16
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 17
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 18
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Session 19
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
WEBINAR SESSIONS

Assembling an Ensemble, Virtually

Brian Seemann

Creative Teaching Tactics

Bob Avant

Finale – Session 3

Jason Krug

Audition Skills for Ringers

Sharon Schmidt

Finding the Music on the Page

Bill Mathis

Assembling, Playing and Performing 6-in-Hand & 8-in-Hand

Danny Lyons

Fifty Shades of Damping

Michèle Sharik

Roundtable: Returning to Ringing, Safely

 

Creative Teaching Tactics

Bob Avant

Have You Read that Meter Lately?

Michael Joy & Sandy Eithun

Have You Read that Meter Lately?

Michael Joy & Sandy Eithun

Love It or Weave It

Lois Reese

Tricks of the Treble Trade

Michèle Sharik

Excitement Building in our Youth Choirs

Roxanne Golden

How to Flirt

Stevie Berryman

Intentional Networking

Stevie Berryman

   

Finale – Session 4

Jason Krug

Sing-A-Long with Henry: Fun Ways to Engage Your Children’s Bell Group via Zoom

Brian Childers

Roundtable: Returning to Ringing Safely    

Ring, Knock, Swoop, Pivot – Treble Techniques for 2 Bells-1 Hand

Danny Lyons

 
     

Ringing Through the Church Year

Brian Childers

 
MEETING SESSIONS
 

Our Church Handbell Choir has an Outside Gig!

Beth Ann Edwards

Roundtable: Creative Concert Concepts

KC Congdon

Sibelius for Handbells

Mitchell Eithum

The Business Behind the Music

Sharon Schmidt

 

Sibelius for Handbells

Mitchell Eithum

New for 2020

Jeffers Handbell Supply
Kevin McChesney & Bill Ingram

   

News & Announcements

Event Schedules

General Event Schedule
Daily 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


In-Person Portion of National Seminar Cancelled Due to Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases

Due to last week’s resurgence of COVID-19 cases throughout Florida, Handbell Musicians of America has cancelled all onsite activities for the annual National Seminar previously scheduled for Orlando. The safety of Seminar participants is – and always has been – the organization’s top priority. So, while event organizers, volunteers, faculty, and staff would love to see everyone in person, that is simply not a safe option. 

HMA is still holding its FIRST-EVER Virtual National Seminar on July 16-19, 2020. It will be a new and different experience, but certainly a fun and educational one that puts no one at risk. This robust socially-distanced seminar includes all the classes you expect from HMA events plus new offerings like: 

  • Incorporating 12-bell music and other small-ensemble options
  • Twenty virtual HIC booths with options to meet live with company representatives
  • Keeping up your skills at home, without bells
  • Planning for a safe return to in-person ringing
  • Creating your own virtual ensemble

Beyond this engaging and informative curriculum, the virtual seminar also includes online game nights and nightly concerts, to help participants socialize with other musicians from around the world.

Even though the in-person National Seminar is cancelled, there is still so much value being shared.

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