Full event registration includes all concerts, one dinner and two receptions, classes and tracks, downloadable class notes, access to HIC Exhibits, access to our mobile event app, and a registrant packet with all associated materials.


General Registration

Online registration is now closed.  Please register at the event Registration Desk beginning Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Thank you.

Full Registration


Full Registration* – if registered BEFORE May 15 $425
Full Registration – if registered AFTER May 15 $500


*For those who pre-registered last summer, the registration fee is locked in at the pre-registration price. To take advantage of the special offer, you need to complete your registration by May 1, 2017.

Daily Options


Each single day – if registered BEFORE May 15
(per day, meals not included)
Each single day – if registered AFTER May 15
(per day, meals not included)

Registration Process

  1. Review all class and track options and the event schedule and select a few options for each class session. You may wish to use the Event Schedule Planner to help you get organized.
  2. Go to and log in to your member account. Not a member?  Join now!
  3. From the login welcome page, click on Register for National Seminar 2017 (this link will be available when registration opens.)
  4. Follow the steps on the screen to select your classes and register for the event. Be sure to check the box next to each class session as well as selecting your class choice for each session so that your selections are saved.
  5. Carefully review your selections before completing your registration to make sure you’ve selected all the classes you want and that they have been accepted by the registration system. A summary of your registration, including class selections will be displayed before the payment screen. You will not be able to make changes after your registration has been submitted.
  6. Pay for your registration with a Visa or MasterCard.
  7. Once submitted and accepted, you will receive an email confirmation which will list all your class selections and registration details.  If you do not see the classes you selected listed in this confirmation email, then an error happened in the registration process. Contact Vickie Iverson in the national office as soon as possible to correct the error.


  • One dinner and two receptions are included with your full-event registration. As part of the registration process, you will be given the opportunity to order extra tickets for the Opening Night Banquet for your family and/or friends to join you or daily registrants may purchase a meal ticket for days they attend. Cost per ticket is $80.00
  • Concert tickets for all concerts are included with your full-event registration. Additional tickets are available for purchase for between $5 and $15 each. A list of those available and the opportunity to purchase tickets will be included in the on-line registration process.

Hotel Surcharge

To ensure that we are able to meet the room block required by the Hyatt Regency Orange County, registrants who opt for alternate lodging are required to pay an additional surcharge of $150.00. This surcharge does not apply to registrants with a home address within a 60-mile driving radius of the event site.  Lodging requirements will be confirmed using a rooming list of reservations provided by the Hyatt Regency.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be made for National Seminar registration cancellations received in writing or by email until June 15, 2017, less a $150 administrative fee per registrant. Cancellations made after June 15 for any reason (including medical issues, family emergencies, etc.) are not refundable.

Special Notes

  • Recording the sounds, or sounds and images, of the musical performances is not permitted. Any such recording is in violation of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §1101).
  • Handbell Musicians of America makes every effort to check the accuracy of educational training offered for this event; however, no guarantee is extended as to any errors or omissions.
  • The views expressed by the event clinicians may but do not necessarily reflect the views held by Handbell Musicians of America, its members, Areas, officials, or employees.

Registration fee for Distinctly Teen is $195 and includes:

  • Handbell Musicians of America Spectacular at Disneyland® and 1-day admission to the park, including transportation from the hotel to Disneyland®
  • Concert Bells of Concordia University Concert
  • Crown City Ringers Concert
  • Velocity Concert
  • All Star Concert
  • Bells of Temple Square Concert
  • Dinner on Thursday and Friday
  • Event T-Shirt

How to Register

Log in to you member account, then follow the registration link from the login welcome screen.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund, minus a $50 administrative charge, will be issued for cancellations made prior to June 15, 2017  Cancellations made after June 15 are non-refundable.

Master Class Registration

For those who wish to participate as conductors, an application is required before acceptance to the event. The application requires candidates to provide a link to a video of them conducting. The video should show a full body view (head to toe) of the applicant facing the camera while conducting two selections of contrasting styles. The application will also request information about each candidate’s music education and handbell experience.

Ringer/-Observers do not need to submit an advance application – just proceed to registration.

Registration Fees
Conductors – $495 (limited to 13, pre-application required)
Ringer/Observer – $400

Application and registration materials will be available February 15.

Registration Steps:

  1. Login to your Handbell Musicians of America Member Account
  2. Conducting applicants:
    • From the login welcome screen, follow the link to the Conducting Application.
    • Answer all the questions on the application.
    • Include a link to a RECENT (made within the past 6 months) video on YouTube of you conducting two pieces of contrasting styles.  The camera taking the video should be placed above and behind the ringing choir so that it captures a full-body view of the conductor facing the camera.  Load the video to YouTube as “unlisted” and provide the link in the space indicated on the application form.  Videos not following these requirements could result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
    • Note: You cannot save and return to the application, so please have the video uploaded and link available BEFORE you begin the application.
    • Submit the completed application by 5:00 PM Eastern on April 3, 2017.
    • After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be selected based on the merit of their application and video submission.
    • Those selected will be provided with the link to register for the event as a conductor.
  3. Ringer/Observers – follow the registration link on the login welcome screen to complete and pay for your registration.

Register for both National Seminar and Master Class and receive a 10% discount on your Master Class registration.  Complete your National Seminar registration first to receive the discount for Master Class.

Register for both National Seminar and Master Class and receive a 10% discount on your Master Class registration.  Complete your National Seminar registration first to receive the discount for Master Class. Registration will open Feb. 15.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund, minus a $150 administrative charge, will be issued for cancellations made prior to June 15, 2017  Cancellations made after June 15 are non-refundable.  If the reserved space can be filled by someone on the waiting list, a refund less the $150 administrative charge will be given.


Here is your chance to perform in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland®. (Included with Distinctly Teen registration)

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 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.