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 are offering these elements of our Handbell Musician Certification Program for the first 15 applicants on the beautiful campus of Missouri Baptist University.

We will also be offering Accreditation for faculty to teach Level 1 Certification courses in Handbell Techniques, Music Theory, and Conducting.  Each Accreditation class is limited to 6 faculty candidates.  Accreditation application details will be available April 1, 2016.

What is Certification?

The Handbell Musician Certification program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide training and experience at all levels to handbell musicians.  The study areas are Music Theory, Handbell Techniques, Conducting, Arranging and Composing, Handbell History (available on-line now!) & electives. Click here to see more information about the program

Registration

Register now at the link below.  Members, be sure to log in to your member account before you follow the link. Not already a member? Join here.

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Certification Class Fees:

Any 1 Level 1 Certification Class:     $170

Any 2 Level 1 Certification Classes: $240

All 3 Level Certification Classes:      $310

Accreditation Class Fee:

Each accreditation class: $225

Please note, to participate in the Accreditation Class, students must first complete an application for acceptance to the course.

See complete details of the process to apply for Accreditation here.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a $50 cancellation penalty for any cancellations received before June 15.  After June 15, no refunds will be given for any reason.  A cancellation will be considered confirmed when written notice is received by the event registrar, Vickie Iverson at viverson@handbellmusicians.org.

Lodging for the Event

Lodging is provided at the Drury Inn & Suites at Creve Coeur at the sharply reduced rate of $95 per night for a double occupancy room with an additional $10 per person.  Free breakfast and evening snack are provided, as well as free in-room Wi-Fi and many other amenities. Hotel details are here:  https://wwwc.druryhotels.com/PropertyHotelServices.aspx?Property=0062

Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online by using this link: https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2273368

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to Group number 2273368.

Transportation to and from St. Louis International Airport, and to and from Missouri Baptist University will be provided upon request.

Meals

Breakfast is provided at Drury Inn & Suites.  Lunch can be obtained at Missouri Baptist University for $10 per day on Thursday and Friday (bring a check made payable to Missouri Baptist University or cash.) Dinners are on your own, although the Drury Inn provides free food and drinks each evening.

Certification Class Schedule

Thursday, June 30

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Handbell Techniques Class Period 1
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Music Theory Class Period 1
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Handbell Techniques Class Period 1 / Conducting Class Period 1 (Section 1)
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Music Theory 1 Class period 2 / Conducting Class Period 2 (Section 1)
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Music Theory Q&A, Handbell Techniques Evaluations / Conducting Class Period 3 (Section 1)
Free evening for study

Friday, July 1

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Music Theory Q&A, Handbell Techniques Evaluations / Conducting Testing (Section 1)
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Music Theory Testing / Conducting Testing (Section 1)
10:45 AM – 1:15 PM Break & Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Conducting Class Period 1 (Section 2)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Conducting Class Period 2 (Section 2)
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner Break
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Conducting Class Period 3 (Section 2)

Saturday, July 2

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Conducting Testing (Section 2)

 

Handbell Techniques 1 Accreditation Schedule

Segments include discussion of class materials, pedagogy and mock teaching.

Thursday, June 30

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Observe Handbell Techniques Class Period 1
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Accreditation Segment 1
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Observe Handbell Techniques Class Period 1
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Accreditation Segment 2
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Observe Evaluations
Free evening for study

Friday, July 1

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Observe Evaluations
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Accreditation Segment 3

 

Music Theory 1 Accreditation Schedule

Segments include discussion of class materials, pedagogy and mock teaching.

Thursday, June 30

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Accreditation Segment 1
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Observe Music Theory Class Period 1
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Accreditation Segment 2
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Observe Music Theory 1 Class period 2
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Lead Music Theory Q&A
Free evening for study

Friday, July 1

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Lead Music Theory Q&A
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Observe Music Theory Testing
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Accreditation Segment 3/Assist with Music Theory Test grading

 

Conducting 1 Accreditation Schedule

Segments include discussion of class materials, pedagogy and mock teaching.

Friday, July 1

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Accreditation Segment 1
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Observe Conducting Class Period 1
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Accreditation Segment 2
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Observe Conducting Class Period 2
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner Break/Accreditation Segment 3
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Observe Conducting Class Period 3

Saturday, July 2

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Observe Conducting Testing
10:45 AM -1:00 PM Accreditation Segment 4