Daily Schedule – Wednesday

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

8:00 AM–5:30 PM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM1:00 PM HIC Exhibits Open
9:00 AM10:15 AM Class Session 1
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
CLOSED Handbell Director Bootcamp Session 1 of 5 Carolynne & Bill Mathis
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 1 of 5
David Weck
REGULAR CLASSES
The BASSics Nick Hanson
Live Streaming 101: Background, Basics, & Beyond Derek Nance & Bob Avant
Handbell Tree 1: Ringing Solos & Duets Connie Nicholson
Understanding Our Passion for Handbells Kimberlee Strepka
Anatomy for Musicians Made Easy Rob Meyer-Kukan
Ringing Articulations Kathleen Ebling Shaw
  Repeatable Changes Sharon Schmidt
Playing the Truth & Living the Music Meredith Ann Gaines
Basic Conducting 101 Joy Toll-Chandler
Drumming Your Way to Better Rhythm Greig Ashurst
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
CLOSED Certification Level 1: Handbell Techniques
TEST ONLY
Michèle Sharik
Certification Level 2: Arranging & Composing
Session 1 of 3
John Behnke
HIC SHOWCASE
Jeffers New Music Reading Session Jeffers Handbell Supply
10:15 AM10:45 AM Break  Shop at HIC Exhibits
10:45 AM12:00 PM Class Session 2
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 2 of 5
David Weck
CLOSED Handbell Director’s Boot Camp
Session 2 of 5
Carolynne & Bill Mathis
REGULAR CLASSES
The Deadly Combos Debbie Fingas
Arranging for Handbells with Other Instruments Christian Guebert
Beyond BASSics Nick Hanson
Handbell Tree 2: Ringing Solos & Duets Connie Nicholson
Malmark Maintenance
Weaving 101 Debbie Henning
Mastering Mixed Meter Kathleen Wissinger
CLOSED A Comprehensive Look at Using Mallets with Handbells Greig Ashurst
Stretching for Musicians Rob Meyer-Kukan
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Certification Level 1: Music Theory
TEST ONLY
Michael Glasgow
HIC SHOWCASE
Awesome New Music from Alfred Handbell! Alfred Music
12:00 PM1:00 PM Lunch (on your own) — Shop at HIC Exhibits
1:00 PM1:45 PM Welcome Concert  Detroit Handbell Ensemble
1:45 PM5:15 PM HIC Exhibits Open
2:00 PM3:15 PM Class Session 3
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
All Star Choir Rehearsal
1 of 7
Stephanie Rhoades & Nick Hanson
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 1 of 5
Michèle Sharik
Musicality Through Motion Language
Session 1 of 3
Kimberlee Strepka
REGULAR CLASSES
 CLOSED The Deadly Combos Debbie Fingas
CLOSED Finding the Music on the Page: Score Study Bill Mathis
The Eight-fold Path to a Better Handbell Program Greig Ashurst
Handbell Tree 1: Ringing Solos & Duets Connie Nicholson
Schulmerich Maintenance
Once Upon A Time: The Art of Musical Storytelling Meredith Ann Gaines
Handbell Jam Session: Beginners Barbara Meinke
Partner Stretching for Musicians Rob Meyer-Kukan
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Certification Overview Sharon Schmidt
Certification Level 2: Music Theory
Session 1 of 4
Michael Glasgow
 CLOSED Certification Level 1: Conducting
Session 1 of 4
Lee Afdahl
HIC SHOWCASE
CLOSED Hear the New Music from AGEHR Publishing! AGEHR Publishing
3:15 PM3:45 PM Shopping HIC Exhibits
3:45 PM5:00 PM Session 4
TRACKS & ALL-STAR CHOIRS
All Star Choir Rehearsal
2 of 7
Stephanie Rhoades & Nick Hanson
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 2 of 5
Michèle Sharik
Musicality Through Motion Language
Session 2 of 3
Kimberlee Strepka
REGULAR CLASSES
CLOSED Bells for A Small Number of Ringers Debbie Henning
Recording All Parts Yourself Christian Guebert
Anatomy for Musicians Made Easy Rob Meyer-Kukan
CLOSED Handbell Tree 2: Ringing Solos & Duets Connie Nicholson
Hitting the Road: A Guide to Planning a Successful Tour Kathleen Ebling Shaw
Whitechapel Maintenance
Handbell Jam Session: Beginners Barbara Meinke
The Virginia Reel: With Handbells! Danny Lyons
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Certification Level 2: Music Theory
Session 2 of 4
Michael Glasgow
 CLOSED Certification Level 1: Conducting
Session 2 of 4
Lee Afdahl
HIC SHOWCASE
What’s New in Solo/Small Ensemble Works! Heitz Handbells and Music
5:30 PM7:00 PM Opening Banquet
7:30 PM9:00 PM Evening Program  Kalamazoo Ringers

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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.