• Virtual Bell Academy – Call for Submissions

    We have seen a great response to our first round of education webinars from our new Virtual Bell Academy – our first session is tonight!  To build on this success, we are seeking submissions for instructors and topics for future webinars and online courses.  Topics may be submitted as live webinars or multi-week, self-guided courses. […]

  • E-Notes May 2016

    Call for Webinar submissions; Updated Certification website; David Davidson Composition Contest; more…

  • Davidson Composition Contest Announced

    David R. Davidson Composition Contest Handbell Musicians of America announces the fourth David R. Davidson Composition Contest.   The David R. Davidson Composition Fund was created in October 2008, to encourage the composition of original works for advanced handbell ensembles.  Works selected for awards from this fund will illustrate the high musical standards embodied by Maestro […]

  • Handbell Notation Conference Returns in 2016

    2016 Handbell Notation Conference Join us following National Seminar 2016 in Rochester, New York to assist in updating the Handbell Musicians of America Handbell Notation Guide, July 17, 2016. All Handbell Musicians of America members are invited to attend or submit a proposed change/update for consideration. To submit a change/update proposal for consideration, please provide […]

  • Registration for National Seminar 2016 Now Open

    National Seminar heads east in 2016. Join us in Rochester, New York, July 12-16, for our annual event for ALL handbell musicians. Registration is now open! Participate in educational and engaging classes; enjoy performances by some of our best choirs, ensembles and soloists; browse and shop through exhibit booths from handbell publishers, retailers, manufacturers and more; […]

  • Virtual Bell Academy Events

    We are pleased to announce a new educational service for all handbell musicians – available to both members and non-members.  Students will have the option to choose from live webinar learning experiences or self-guided multi-week courses, both designed and led by experts in the handbell community.  Registration fees are detailed below. The first offering from […]

  • Distinctly Bronze East 2016 – Registration Full – Waiting List Available

      Our event for the advanced handbell musician – Distinctly Bronze returns to New Bern, North Carolina, October 6-9, 2016.  Join us for four days of instense rehearsal under the direction of Dr. William Payn.  The event culminates in a final concert open to the public 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 9, 2016. Click here for […]

  • Distinctly Teen with Margi Zearley at National Seminar

    Registration Opens February 15 Distinctly Teen is designed for individual young ringers (8th-12th grade) who wish to stretch their ringing skills and challenge their musicianship. Participants will spend 2 ½ days working on intermediate to advanced repertoire and developing skills in handbell technique and general musicianship under the leadership of Margi Zearley. The event schedule will […]

  • Handbell Musician Certification & Instructor Accreditation

    Level 1 Certification & Instructor Accreditation Presented by Handbell Musicians of America National and Area 8 Thursday, June 30 – Saturday, July 2, 2016 Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis,  Missouri Complete Level 1 of Handbell Musician Certification in Handbell Techniques, Music Theory and Conducting this summer in Area 8! Conveniently located in St. Louis, Missouri, we […]