Event activities for those who choose to attend in person will take place at the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida.

Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf and 15 acres of recreation, this Four Diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting, and leisure destinations. In addition to world-class golf, the resort offers a signature spa and sparkling pools, making it the perfect getaway for adults and children alike. With easy access to area attractions like Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld, enjoy all that Orlando has to offer and then retire to our secluded retreat.

Omni Hotels & Resorts have put Safe and Clean procedures in place for the safety and well being of their guests. You can view details at https://www.omnihotels.com/omni-safe-and-clean.

Enjoy luxury Orlando, Florida, accommodations in one of the Omni’s resort guest rooms and suites or designer villas. All accommodations include oversized modern furnishings and thoughtful touches like triple-sheeting, luxurious duvets, and plush bathrobes.

Standard Amenities

The Omni ChampionsGate offers a wide range of amenities at the resort and in your rooms. Visit https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/orlando-championsgate for a complete list. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Adult-Only Pool, Zero-entry Family Pool, Lazy River, and Wave Pool
  • Signature Makura Spa
  • 8 dining outlets plus in-room dining
  • Full-Service Fitness Center
  • Wi-Fi
  • Concierge
  • Jogging, Hiking, and Surrey Bike Paths
  • Video Game Arcade
  • Onsite Car Rental
  • 24-hour Business Center
  • Triple-Sheeting on beds
  • Mini refrigerator in all rooms
  • In-room safe
  • Kuerig coffee maker in main resort rooms
  • Rollaway beds available on request
Event Rates

We have secured special rates for attendees of National Seminar 2020.

Single/Double Standard Rooms (up to 2 guests) $129/night plus tax (currently 14.5%). Additional guests charged at $30 additional per guest per night.

All rates include in-room internet access. Rates will be offered 3 days before and 3 days after the event dates, based on availability.

The Omni Orlando Resort charges a resort service charge which is normally $30 per room per night. For those who book through our group block, this fee will be waived. In addition, the Omni will provide complimentary self-parking.

Hotel Reservations

To receive the group rate, make your RESERVATIONS HERE.

You may also call 1-800-THE-OMNI and request the rate for Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar.


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.


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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