Celebrating Our 70th Anniversary

Hartford, Connecticut
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Celebrating Our 70th Anniversary

Hartford, Connecticut
Master Series • July 6-9
National Seminar • July 9-13
Distinctly Teen • July 11-13

What is National Seminar?

At National Seminar, you will participate in educational and engaging classes; hear performances by select choirs and ensembles; and browse and shop exhibiting partner displays in the Handbell Commons. National Seminar provides the unique opportunity to meet and network with fellow handbell musicians and develop life-long friendships with those that share your enthusiasm and passion for our art.

Classes & Performance Opportunities

Classes at National Seminar cover all aspects of handbell musicianship, whether you are a ringer, director, educator, etc.

Distinctly Teen

July 11-13
An exciting 2½-day event for ringers ages 13-18 featuring intermediate to advanced repertoire and skill development under the leadership of Erik Der.

Master Series

July 6-9
One-on-one instruction in a masterclass setting with Dr. William Payn in conducting, Sondra Tucker in composition, and Linda Krantz in solo ringing.


Hear performances by select choirs and ensembles. All performances will also be livestreamed for those not attending the event.

Handbell Commons

Visit companies, organizations, and individuals that support handbell musicians in Handbell Commons. Also spend time with friends and colleagues.

Event Venue

All event activities will take place at the at the Connecticut Conventions Center with lodging at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, Connecticut.