All event activities will take place at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.

Large guest rooms offer all the basic amenities and then some, including mini-refrigerators. Indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room, room service, and spa are available for your leisure. In-house dining options include the hotel restaurant Soleil, lobby bar Ray’s, and the coffee shop offering Starbucks products. And just steps away from the hotel, enjoy the many shops of Tanger Outlets as well as the many restaurants found in the Westgate Entertainment District. Either of these options is only a short 5-minute walk from the hotel lobby.


Spa Botanica

Room Rates

  • We have secured special rates for attendees of National Seminar 2021.
  • Single/Double Standard Rooms $139/night plus tax (currently 15.17%).
  • All rates include in-room internet access. Rates will be offered 3 days before and 3 days after the event dates, based on availability.
  • Valet or Self-parking is available at $15.00, per car, per day.

Hotel Reservations

  • To receive the group rate, make your reservations by following the link.
  • You may also call (623) 937-3700 and request the rate for Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar.
  • To ensure the event rate, please make your reservation before June 15, 2021.

Hotel Surcharge

To ensure that we are able to meet the room block required by the Renaissance, registrants who opt for alternate lodging are required to pay an additional surcharge of $175.00. 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 Renaissance.

Silent Auction

You can help HMA even more and help provide more fun to National Seminar with a donation to the silent auction. GO HERE for details and to submit items.

Exhibit Opportunities for Vendors

To learn more about exhibiting at National Seminar, visit our HANDBELL COMMONS page.

Become a Sponsor

You can help National Seminar be the very best it can be. GO HERE to find out how you can sponsor our flagship at any level.


Registration details can be found HERE.

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.


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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