Class Schedule

Some class sessions will also be available virtually as well as in-person. Look for the following icons:
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 Indicates that having access to bells is suggested, though not required, if attending virtually.

Both in-person and virtual attendees may view recordings of virtual classes they do not attend live any time throughout the event and until
July 25.

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

ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME (MST).

 

 
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 1 of 6
Beth Judd
4 on the Floor: Getting Started with Handbell Quartets and Ensembles
Mark Arnold

 
4 on the Floor: Getting Started with Handbell Quartets and Ensembles
Mark Arnold
50 Shades of Damping
Michèle Sharik
Audition Skills for Ringers
Sharon Schmidt
50 Shades of Damping
Michèle Sharik
All Star Choir
Session 1 of 7
Joel Raney & Sondra Tucker
All Star Choir
Session 2 of 7
Joel Raney & Sondra Tucker
Beginning Conducting
Brian Childers

  
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 2 of 6
Beth Judd
Certification Level 2:
Music Theory
Session 2 of 4
Trinity Martin
Balls!
Stevie Berryman
Certification Level 2: Arranging and Composing 1
Session 1 of 3
Sondra Tucker
Balls!
Stevie Berryman
Coordination Conundrums
Michèle Sharik
Bell Tree Beginnings: Where Do I Start?
Karen Van Wert
Coordination Conundrums
Michèle Sharik
Certification Level 2:
Music Theory
Session 1 of 4
Trinity Martin

Vendor’s Showcase: From the Top: New Releases 2021

From the Top Music

Certification Level 2:
Music Theory
Session 3 of 4
Trinity Martin
If You Can Sing It, You Can Play It
Jon Snyder

 
How Can I Legally Arrange *THAT* Song?
Nick Hanson, Brian Seemann, Greg Urban
Getting on the Path to Musicianship with Ringing Assignments
Kathy Shaw

 
How Can I Legally Arrange *THAT* Song?
Nick Hanson, Brian Seemann, Greg Urban

Integrating New Ringers
Michael Joy
How to Mark Handbell Music
Brian Childers
Integrating New Ringers
Michael Joy

 
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 2 of 6
Cathy Moklebust
PPADDLE Your Way to a Musical Performance
Kathy Shaw

 
Motion and Meter: Ensemble Rhythm Warm-ups
Christian Guebert
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 1 of 6
Cathy Moklebust
Making and Using Singing Bell Batons and Bell Tree Staffs
Danny Lyons
Refreshing and New Teambuilding Activities
Greg Urban
Playing the Classics for Free
Jon Snyder
Making and Using Singing Bell Batons and Bell Tree Staffs
Danny Lyons
Our Church Handbell Choir Has an Outside Gig
Beth Ann Edwards
 
  Musical Analysis of Repertoire “Greats”
Christian Guebert
Playing the Classics for Free
Jon Snyder

 
Shtick Happens
Stevie Berryman
The Business Behind the Music
Sharon Schmidt
Our Church Handbell Choir Has an Outside Gig
Beth Ann Edwards
The Business Behind the Music
Sharon Schmidt
Yes, You Can Take The H.E.A.T.
Bob Avant
The Care and Maintenance of Malmark Instruments
Kathy Shaw
Ring ’til You’re 100
Libbie Randels
The Handbell and Handchime Timbre Dictionary: All the Sounds!
Christian Guebert
  Vendor’s Showcase: There’s Always Hope
Hope Publishing
Brenda Austin and Joel Raney
Roundtable: Finding Your Inner Ally
Kendall Ladd
Weaving Made Easy
Libbie Randels
  Weaving Made Easy
Libbie Randels
  Young Choirs: Ringing for Today and Building for the Future
Mark Arnold
  Yes, You Can Take the H.E.A.T
Bob Avant

  Vendor’s Showcase: Performing Abroad After the Pandemic
Witte Performance Tours
Keith Cole & Deborah Rice

Virtual Only International Classes:

4:00 PM – Nurturing Youth Ensembles: It’s Not Just About the Music presented by Ali O’Connell   
7:00 PM – “Paper-Free” Performance?! It’s Possible presented by Emily Li
Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
All Star Choir
Session 3 of 7
Joel Raney & Sondra Tucker
All Star Choir
Session 4 of 7
Joel Raney & Sondra Tucker
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 3 of 6
Beth Judd
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 4 of 6
Beth Judd
Bell Tree Beginnings: Where Do I Start?
Karen Van Wert
Beginning Conducting
Brian Childers
Audition Skills for Ringers
Sharon Schmidt
Certification Level 2: Arranging and Composing 1
Session 2 of 3
Sondra Tucker
Certification Level 2:
Music Theory
Session 4 of 4 (Test)
Trinity Martin
Bell Tree Creativity: Hymn Embellishments Made Easy!
Karen Van Wert
Bell Tree Creativity: Hymn Embellishments Made Easy!
Karen Van Wert
Extending Your Reach: Creating a Culture of Handbells in Your Church or School
Mark Arnold
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 3 of 6
Cathy Moklebust
Certification Level 2: Handbell Techniques
Session 1 of 4
Michèle Sharik
Certification Level 2: Conducting
Session 1 of 4
Lee Afdahl
How to Mark Handbell Music
Brian Childers

It’s Not Always a Nail
Elizabeth Mays
Getting on the Path to Musicianship with Ringing Assignments
Kathy Shaw
Concept to Encore: Program Your Concert with Confidence
Beth Ann Edwards
If You Can Sing It, You Can Play It
Jon Snyder

 
Jeopardy!
Session 1 of 3
Mitchell Eithun
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 4 of 6
Cathy Moklebust
Extending Your Reach: Creating a Culture of Handbells in Your Church or School
Mark Arnold
Manipulating the Information
Michael Joy
Keeping Up Handbell Skills, Bells not Necessary
Brian Seemann, Nick Hanson

Making the Most of Every Gesture
Jon Snyder
First Look: How to Introduce New Music
Stevie Berryman
Orff, Eurhythmics, and Handbells
Kaethe Grabenhofer
Making the Most of Every Gesture
Jon Snyder
Vendor’s Showcase: No Tables, No Pads, No Fuss: It’s a Mammoth Good Time
The Great Christmas Ring
Neesa Hart
Hamilton for Handbells
Jason Krug

Ringin’ Relay
Kendall Ladd
Start Succeeding at Stopped Sounds
Greg Urban
Recording All Parts Yourself
Christian Guebert

 
Handbells in Elementary and Intermediate General Music
Kaethe Grabenhofer
Take it to the Streets!
Christine Anderson
The Handbell and Handchime Timbre Dictionary: All the Sounds!
Christian Guebert
Ring ’til You’re 100
Libbie Randels
Musical Analysis of Repertoire “Greats”
Christian Guebert
Taming the Buckets
Leslie Lewis
Vendor’s Showcase: The Versatility of Cymbells
Malmark Bellcraftsmen
Hyosang Park and Kathy Shaw
Schulmerich Maintenance
Bethan Neely
Vendor’s Showcase: New Releases Reading Session
Jeffers Handbell Supply
Vendor’s Showcase: Which Mallets Should I Use?
Schulmerich Bells
Greig Ashurst
Weaving Made Easy
Libbie Randels

 
Shtick Happens
Stevie Berryman
PPADDLE Your Way to a Musical Performance
Kathy Shaw
 
Writing Quality Music for the Small Ensemble
Jason Krug
What’s Up With Those Black Dots?
Elizabeth Mays
Ringing the Buckets Doesn’t Take Superpowers
Leslie Lewis

 
Writing Quality Music for the Small Ensemble
Jason Krug
Yes, You Can Take The H.E.A.T.
Bob Avant
Young Choirs: Ringing for Today and Building for the Future
Mark Arnold

 
What’s Up With Those Black Dots?
Elizabeth Mays
 

Virtual Only International Classes:

9:00 AM – English Change Ringing for Tune Ringers presented by Sandra Winter
4:00 PM – Musical Expression Using Japanese Music presented by Miki Nakao
7:00 PM – Building Skills for Ensembles presented by Emily Li
Session 9 Session 10 Session 11 Session 12
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM 10:30 AM – 11:45 PM 1:45 PM – 3:00PM 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
A Bell Choir is as Good as Its Director
Kathy Shaw
Bell Trees Plus Choir: Extending BT Skills
Karen Van Wert
All Star Choir
Session 5 of 7
Joel Raney & Sondra Tucker
A Bell Choir is as Good as Its Director
Kathy Shaw
Advanced Ringing Track
Session 5 of 6
Beth Judd
Certification Level 2: Handbell Techniques
Session 3 of 4
Michèle Sharik
Bell Trees Plus Choir: Extending BT Skills
Karen Van Wert
All Star Choir
Session 6 of 7
Joel Raney & Sondra Tucker
Audio Recording (or Audio for Livestreaming) for Handbell Ensembles
Bob Avant

Hamilton for Handbells
Jason Krug
Brazilian Rhythms on Handbells
Bruna Marinho
Boomwhacking Your Way to Social-Emotional Learning
Greg Urban
Certification Level 2: Handbell Techniques
Session 2 of 4
Michèle Sharik
Handbells on Social Media
Bruna Marinho

Certification Level 2: Conducting
Session 2 of 4
Lee Afdahl
Brazilian Rhythms on Handbells
Bruna Marinho
Concert Creation
Elizabeth Mays
Intermediate Ringing Track
Session 5 of 6
Cathy Moklebust
Concert Creation
Elizabeth Mays
Certification Level 2: Conducting
Session 3 of 4
Lee Afdahl
Handbells in Elementary and Intermediate General Music
Kaethe Grabenhofer
Keeping Up Handbell Skills, Bells not Necessary
Brian Seemann, Nick Hanson
First Look: How to Introduce New Music
Stevie Berryman

 
Developing Spiritual Community through Handbells
Mitchell Eithun

How to Cheat at Handbells
Brian Seemann

Vendor’s Showcase: AGEHR’s Hidden Gems

Brian Childers

Pop/Rock Music Track
Session 1 of 3
Nick Hanson
Mallet Like a Percussionist
Cathy Moklebust

 
Motion and Meter: Ensemble Rhythm Warm-ups
Christian Guebert
Orff, Eurhythmics, and Handbells
Kaethe Grabenhofer
Recording All Parts  Yourself
Christian Guebert
Manipulating the Information
Michael Joy
Start Succeeding at Stopped Sounds
Greg Urban
Start Succeeding at Stopped Sounds
Greg Urban
Schulmerich Maintenance
Bethan Neely

Vendor’s Showcase: Crimes Against Handbells – Truly Horrible Things

Paul & Stevie Berryman

Suzuki Solo Ringing
Christine Anderson

 
Take it to the Streets!
Christine Anderson
The General Theory of Creativity
Jason Krug
Pop/Rock Music Track
Session 2 of 3
Nick Hanson

Vendor’s Showcase: Yes, You Can! Music For All Occasions from Alfred Handbell

Sondra Tucker

The Care and Maintenance of Malmark Instruments
Kathy Shaw
Tricks of the Treble Trade
Michèle Sharik
Signing Your Life Away: A Chat on Clinicians, Commissions, and Contracts
Michael Glasgow
  Manipulating the Information
Michael Joy

 
Worship Alive! Creative Use of Bells in Traditional Worship
Beth Judd
Suzuki Solo Ringing
Christine Anderson
   

Vendor’s Showcase: Chorister’s Guild Showcase 

Kathy Lowrie, Cathy Moklebust, & Mitchell Eithun

The General Theory of Creativity
Jason Krug
      Tricks of the Treble Trade
Michèle Sharik

Virtual Only International Classes:

9:00 AM – Whitechapel Maintenance presented by Katherine Hughes
4:00 PM – Having Fun With Handbells at Home presented by Tanimoto Tomoko
7:00 PM – Handbells Connected Thru Fusion: East Meets West presented by Damien Lim and the Ministry of Bellz
Session 13 Session 14 Session 15
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
American Handbell Change Ringing
Danny Lyons
Advanced and Intermediate Ringing Track Concert
Session 6 of 6
Beth Judd & Cathy Moklebust
Arranging for non-Arrangers
Travis Maslen

Arranging for non-Arrangers
Travis Maslen
American Handbell Change Ringing
Danny Lyons
Handbells on Social Media
Bruna Marinho
Basic Training for Beginning Handbell Musicians
Kaethe Grabenhofer
Audio Recording (or Audio for Livestreaming) for Handbell Ensembles
Bob Avant
How to Cheat at Handbells
Brian Seemann
Boomwhacking Your Way to Social-Emotional Learning
Greg Urban
Basic Training for Beginning Handbell Musicians
Kaethe Grabenhofer
It’s Not Always a Nail
Elizabeth Mays
Certification Level 2: Conducting
Session 4 of 4 (Test)
Lee Afdahl
Certification Level 2: Arranging and Composing 1
Session 3 of 3
Sondra Tucker
Jeopardy!
Session 3 of 3
Mitchell Eithun
Certification Level 2: Handbell Techniques
Session 4 of 4 (Test)
Michèle Sharik
Developing Spiritual Community through Handbells
Mitchell Eithun
Mallet Like a Percussionist
Cathy Moklebust
Concept to Encore: Program Your Concert with Confidence
Beth Ann Edwards

Refreshing and New Teambuilding Activities
Greg Urban
Refreshing and New Teambuilding Activities
Greg Urban
  Ringin’ Relay
Kendall Ladd
Ringin’ Relay
Kendall Ladd
It’s Not Always a Nail
Elizabeth Mays
Ringing the Buckets Doesn’t Take Superpowers
Leslie Lewis
 
Jeopardy!
Session 2 of 3
Mitchell Eithun
Roundtable: Meet the National Board

Roundtable: K-12 Education 

Gillian Erlenborn & Greig Ashurst

Pop/Rock Music Track
Session 3 of 3
Nick Hanson
Roundtable: Rebuilding After COVID Roundtable: HMA Resources and Implementing What I’ve Learned
Mya Dundzila & Tracey Bowers
Signing Your Life Away: A Chat on Clinicians, Commissions, and Contracts
Michael Glasgow
Roundtable: What are You Worth?
Brian Seemann
Spinning Around the Circle of Fifths
Michael Glasgow
  Spinning Around the Circle of Fifths
Michael Glasgow

Taming the Buckets
Leslie Lewis
Worship Alive! Creative Use of Bells in Traditional Worship
Beth Judd
Tricks of the Treble Trade
Michèle Sharik

 
Worship Alive! Creative Use of Bells in Traditional Worship
Beth Judd

 

Virtual Only International Class:

9:00 AM – Roundtable: Teaching Music Online presented by Damien Lim

Please note all times listed are local Glendale-Phoenix, Arizona time (Mountain Standard/Pacific Daylight)

 

Wednesday, July 14:

4:00 PM – Nurturing Youth Ensembles: It’s Not Just About the Music presented by Ali O’Connell   
7:00 PM – “Paper-Free” Performance?! It’s Possible presented by Emily Li

 

Thursday, July 15:

9:00 AM – English Change Ringing presented by Sandra Winter
4:00 PM – Musical Expression Using Japanese Music presented by Miki Nakao
7:00 PM – Building Skills for Ensembles presented by Emily Li

 

Friday, July 16:

9:00 AM – Whitechapel Maintenance presented by Katherine Hughes
4:00 PM – Having Fun With Handbells at Home presented by Tanimoto Tomoko
7:00 PM – Handbells Connected Thru Fusion: East Meets West presented by Damien Lim and the Ministry of Bellz

 

Saturday, July 17:

9:00 AM – Roundtable: Teaching Music Online presented by Damien Lim

 

 

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Event Schedules

General Event Schedule
Daily Class Schedule

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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Policy Regarding the Use of Tablets to Hold Music

Handbell Musicians of America recognizes that many musicians are using tablet computers instead of traditional music stands to hold music and that some among our membership would like to use this option when participating in ringing and performance activities at national events. This practice is not directly addressed in copyright law nor has there been enough case law to establish a standard practice for this activity.

We support and encourage the development of new technologies, techniques, and innovations that will continue to help us achieve our mission of furthering the art of handbell and handchime ringing. At the same time, we have a fiduciary responsibility to uphold the copyright laws of the United States. To that end, we have consulted with music publishers and copyright attorneys to develop the following policy regarding the use of tablets at our events.

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.

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