Daily Schedule – Thursday

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

8:00 AM–1:00 PM HIC Exhibits Open
8:30 AM5:30 PM Registration Desk Open
9:00 AM10:15 AM Class Session 5
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 3 of 5
David Weck
Musicality Through Motion Language
Session 3 of 3
Kimberlee Strepka
Creative Movement for Musicians
Session 1 of 2
Griff Gall
REGULAR CLASSES
The BASSics Nick Hanson
Drills for Trained Musicians without Handbell Experience Christian Guebert
Unpublished Music Reading Session Bill Mathis
Live Streaming 101: Background, Basics, & Beyond Derek Nance & Bob Avant
Bells for A Small Number of Ringers Debbie Henning
Hitting the Road: A Guide to Planning A Successful Tour Kathleen Ebling Shaw
  Schulmerich Maintenance
CLOSED Handbell Changes and Other Delights Michael Joy
Drumming Your Way to Better Rhythm Greig Ashurst
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Certification Level 2: Music Theory
Session 3 of 4
Michael Glasgow
 CLOSED Certification Level 1: Conducting
Session 3 of 4
Lee Afdahl
HIC SHOWCASE
What’s New at From the Top From the Top Music
10:15 AM10:45 AM Break — Shop at HIC Exhibits
10:45 AM12:00 PM Class Session 6
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 4 of 5
David Weck
CLOSED Handbell Director’s Boot Camp
Session 3 of 5
Carolynne & Bill Mathis
Creative Movement for Musicians
Session 2 of 2
Griff Gall
REGULAR CLASSES
Beyond BASSics Nick Hanson
Worship Alive! Creative Use of Bells in Traditional Worship Beth Judd
Roundtable: Signing Your Life Away; A Chat on Clinicians, Commissions, and Contracts Michael Glasgow
CLOSED To C6 and Beyond KatRyn Howell
Whitechapel Maintenance
Once Upon A Time: The Art of Musical Storytelling Meredith Ann Gaines
CLOSED Handbell Changes and Other Delights Michael Joy
The Virginia Reel: With Handbells! Danny Lyons
Compose Something, Quick! Karen Buckwalter
Basic Conducting 101 Joy Toll-Chandler
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Certification Overview Sharon Schmidt
HIC SHOWCASE
What’s New at Schulmerich Schulmerich Bells
12:00 PM1:00 PM Lunch (on your own) — Shop at HIC Exhibits
1:00 PM1:45 PM Concert  Rooke Chapel Ringers Alumni
1:45 PM5:00 PM HIC Exhibits Open
2:00 PM3:15 PM Class Session 7
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
All Star Choir Rehearsal
3 of 7
Stephanie Rhoades & Nick Hanson
 Music Beginning Ringing Track
Session 3 of 5
Kathleen Wissinger
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 3 of 5
Michèle Sharik
Child’s Play: Handchime Petting Zoo
Session 1 of 3
Venita MacGorman
REGULAR CLASSES
Beyond Vibrations: Handchimes for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alex Gartner
Arranging For Handbells with Other Instruments Christian Guebert
The Eight-fold Path to a Better Handbell Program Greig Ashurst
CLOSED To C6 and Beyond KatRyn Howell
Understanding Our Passion for Handbells Kimberlee Strepka
Live Streaming 201: Practical Application and Roundtable Derek Nance & Bob Avant
CLOSED Ringing Articulations Kathleen Ebling Shaw
Join the Band! Writing Handbell Arrangements to Enhance Your Contemporary Worship Brenda E. Austin
Stretching for Musicians Rob Meyer-Kukan
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Certification Level 2: Music Theory
Session 4 of 4 – TEST
Michael Glasgow
 CLOSED Certification Level 1: Conducting
Session 4 of 4 – TEST
Lee Afdahl
HIC SHOWCASE
Dave’s Picks! Hope Publishing
3:15 PM3:45 PM Cookie & Coffee Break — Shop at HIC Exhibits
3:45 PM5:00 PM Session 8
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
All Star Choir Rehearsal
4 of 7
Stephanie Rhoades & Nick Hanson
 Music Beginning Ringing Track
Session 4 of 5
Kathleen Wissinger
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 4 of 5
Michèle Sharik
After the Prelude: Bells in Worship
Session 1 of 2
Bill Mathis
REGULAR CLASSES
Beyond Vibrations: Handchimes for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Alex Gartner
Roundtable: Signing Your Life Away; A Chat on Clinicians, Commissions, and Contracts Michael Glasgow
CLOSED Change Ringing: American Style Danny Lyons
Malmark Maintenance
Weaving 101 Debbie Henning
Playing the Truth and Living the Music Meredith Ann Gaines
Partner Stretching for Musicians Rob Meyer-Kukan
CLOSED Conducting for What You Want Beth Judd
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Certification: Handbells in Education
Session 1 of 2
Margi Zearley
Certification Level 2: Arranging and Composing
Session 2 of 3
John Behnke
HIC SHOWCASE
New Chorister’s Guild Music for Worship, Community, and School Chorister’s Guild
5:30 PM6:45 PM Hymn Festival  Chancel Ringers of First United Methodist of Downers Grove

News & Announcements

Master Class in Conducting applications are due by APRIL 3

Scholarship applications are due by APRIL 15

National Seminar Early-bird registration deadline is MAY 15.
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Daily Registration options are now available.

Event Schedules

General Event Schedule
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

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.

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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.