Class Schedule – Friday, July 12

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Session 9: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM 

Adaptive Notation: Evolving into the Digital World, Diana Montgomery 

All-Star Choir Rehearsal, (Session 5 of 7) David Harris 

Beginning Ringing Track*, (Session 3 of 5) Griff Gall
*starts at 8:45 AM

Introduction to Bell Trees: The First Branch, Laura Blauch 

Conducting 101: You’re the Leader, Now What?, Joy Toll-Chandler 

Keep Calm and Carillon, Mitchell Eithun 

Malmark Maintenance, Kathy Shaw  

Plink, Plank, Plunk: 1 + 2 = Malleting, Damien Lim (Full)

The Struggle is Real! Rehearsal Techniques and Strategies for Developing Directors, (Session 2 of 2) Lynn Atkins 

Wakeups, Warmups, & Wrapups, Michael Glasgow (Full)

Showcase: New Releases from Alfred Handbell, Sondra K. Tucker

Session 10: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM 

All-Star Choir Rehearsal, (Session 6 of 7) David Harris 

Introduction to Bell Trees: The First Branch, Laura Blauch 

Class Composition: A Creative Collaboration, Kathleen Wissinger 

Coordination Conundrums, Marie Loeffler  (Full)

Intermediate Ringing Track, (Session 4 of 6) Sandra Eithun (Full)

Off the Table! Handbell and Handchime Activities for the General Music Classroom, Gillian Erlenborn 

Ringers Rehearsal Techniques, Beth Judd (Full)

Take It Up a Notch: How to Advance Beyond the Basics, Jennifer Stack (Full)

Schulmerich Maintenance, Thomas Smith 

Showcase: Keeping Your Handbells and Choirchimes in Top Condition – The Dos and Don’ts of Ringing, Malmark Bells, Inc. Kathy Ebling Shaw

Session 11: 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM 

Advanced Bass Bells: Developing the Individual Ringer and the Section, Justin Wooten 

Advanced Ringing Track, (Session 4 of 6) Andy Wallace (Full)

Basic Percussion Methods, Jack Burdwood 

Choosing Repertoire for the Classroom, Brian Seemann 

Developing a Spiritual Community, Mitchell Eithun 

Music Activities: Bells and Chimes for Older Adults, Bruna Marinho de Almeida (Full)

Musicality in Handbells, David Harris (Full)

Quartet Ringing Basics, Sharon Schmidt (Full)

There’s More Than One Way to Peel a Banana – A Hands-On Overview of Different Assignment Methods, Michèle Sharik (Full)

Using Boomwhackers with Specials Needs Populations, Young Students, Seniors and Dementia Patients, Charlotte Herbstsomer 

Whitechapel Maintenance, Sandra and Martin Winter  

Showcase: Jeffers Publications, Jeffers Handbell Supply, Kevin McChesney

Session 12: 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM 

Advanced Ringing Track, (Session 5 of 6) Andy Wallace (Full) 

All About That Bass: Digging Deeper, Leslie Lewis 

Bell Trees Continued: Beyond the First Branch, Laura Blauch 

Class Composition: A Creative Collaboration, Kath Wissinger 

Going Digital: Using Technology for Music in Handbells, Rick Holdsworth 

Just 2s and 3s: Rhythms Made Easy, Brian Seemann (Full)

Musicality in Handbells, David Harris (Full)

Roundtable: Next Steps for Bells in Schools, Gillian Erlenborn 

Scavenger Hunt: Deciphering Handbell Notation, Lisa Arnold 

Shtick Happens, Stevie Berryman 

Training for Handbells: Building Strength, Endurance, and Durability, Justin Wooten 

Showcase: New Music from Beckenhorst Press, Jason Krug