January 31 – February 3, 2014 – Cincinnati Airport Marriott

Our Master Series event offers participants the opportunity to concentrate on one area of study over the course of the event.  Small class sizes, dedicated instructors, and comfortable accommodations set the scene for personal one-on-one attention where the student can immerse themselves in their topic of choice.

Course Options & Registration

Event Schedule

Event Venue

Lodging & Transportation

 

Course Options & Registration

Master Class in Conducting

This course is a true “Master Class”.  Thirteen individual conducting students will work one-on-one with master conductor, Dr. William Payn.  Each will be assigned one piece to learn and conduct under Dr. Payn’s tutelage.  Participating conducting students will form the choir that each will lead.

Not quite ready to step to the podium?  Then participate as a Ringer-Observer.  You will ring for the student conductors and watch Dr. Payn work first hand.

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Master Class in Composition

This course provides composers of all levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with master composer, Sondra Tucker.  Participants will complete a new composition (or one already in the works) during the course and have the opportunity to hear it played by a local choir of volunteers.

Both one-on-one instruction and group discussion are included in the schedule for this course.

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Handbell Director Boot Camp

Led by William & Carolynne Mathis, this course is a comprehensive overview of everything any handbell director needs to be successful.  Whether you are brand new to handbells, a ringer who now finds themselves holding the baton, or are currently directing a choir, you will benefit from this course.

Review a variety of topics including how to teach proper ringing techniques, score study, selecting repertoire for your choir, planning a worship service, motivating ringers, teaching a piece of music from beginning to end, and basic conducting technique.

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CERTIFICATION: Ringing Techniques & Proficiency PLUS Music Theory

Complete two levels of the Handbell Musician Certification courses for Ringing Techniques and Music Theory in one weekend.

Work with expert handbell musician, Michele Sharik, to complete two levels of Handbell Techniques & Proficiency from our Handbell Musician Certification program.  Whether you are a beginning ringer or have several years of experience, you will learn something new in this course.  Michele approaches her instruction with an emphasis and optimal ergonomics and sound production.

Under the tutelage of Michael Glasgow, students will complete all three  levels of Music Theory required for certification.  Some basic understanding of music theory is required before attending this course.  Michael creates a fun and energetic environment in his teaching approach.

Both courses will allow for individual as well as group instruction.

Those who would like this course to count toward Handbell Musician Certification must also register for the certification program. Details are available here.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION

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Schedule

Following is a preliminary, over-all schedule for the event and is subject to change.  Detailed course schedules will be provided to attendees following the registration deadline.

Friday, January 31

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Check-in & General Meeting
   
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Breakout to Individual Sessions
Conducting
Composition
Handbell Director Boot Camp
Ringing Techniques & Music Theory
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM LUNCH (provided)
1:45 PM – 6:00 PM Breakout to Individual Sessions
Conducting
Composition
Handbell Director Boot Camp
Ringing Techniques & Music Theory
6:00 PM Optional Cincinnati Symphony Concert* or Free Evening

Saturday, February 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast on your own
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout to Individual Sessions
Conducting
Composition
Handbell Director Boot Camp
Ringing Techniques & Music Theory
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM LUNCH (provided)
1:15 PM – 6:30 PM Breakout to Individual Sessions
Conducting
Composition
Handbell Director Boot Camp
Ringing Techniques & Music Theory
6:30 PM Dinner on Your Own – Free Evening

Sunday, February 2

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast on your own
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout to Individual Sessions
Conducting
Composition
Handbell Director Boot Camp
Ringing Techniques & Music Theory
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM LUNCH (provided)
1:15 PM – 6:30 PM Breakout to Individual Sessions
Conducting
Composition
Handbell Director Boot Camp
Ringing Techniques & Music Theory
   
6:30 PM Dinner on Your Own – Free Evening

Monday, February 3

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast on your own
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout to individual sessions
Conducting
Composition
Handbell Director Boot Camp
Ringing Techniques & Music Theory
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH (provided)    Box Lunch

*The Cincinnati Symphony Concert on Friday, January 31, is an optional add-on to registration.  For an additional $85, you will receive one ticket to the concert in the first balcony of Music Hall, a boxed dinner, and bus transportation to and from the concert.  More details here.

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Event Venue

Located just one half mile from the Greater Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) and featuring complimentary airport shuttle and parking, our hotel is just minutes from casinos, Perfect North Slopes, the Creation Museum, and downtown Cincinnati.  At the center of our hotel is the Marriott Greatroom; flexible seating and spaces with a contemporary style and design, a coffee bar proudly serving Starbucks® coffee, and a chef-crafted menu of small plates and pours.

Guest Rooms offer:

  • Plug In Panel connects laptop, MP3 player, DVD player & video game player to 32″ LCD HDTV
  • Hebron, Kentucky hotel rooms and suites luxuriously appointed for business and leisure and travel
  • 75 Concierge Level rooms and Lounge offer upgraded amenities at our Cincinnati airport hotel
  • All guest rooms feature ultra comfortable bedding with plush mattresses and down comforters
  • Executive work areas, ergonomic chairs and high-speed wireless Internet in all guest rooms
  • Cincinnati Airport hotel suites available with whirlpool tub, wet bar & sofa bed

 

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Lodging

We have secured a special rate for attendees of Master Series.

Rate for Standard King or Double Room – $118 per night plus 11.3% tax

To make reservations, follow this link to our special group page or call 1-888-236-2427 and request the rate for Handbell Musicians. All reservations must be made by January 16, 2014, to guarantee our special rate.

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Transportation

The Cincinnati Airport Marriott offers free shuttle service from the Greater Cincinnati International Airport (CVG).  Call for complimentary shuttle pickup from courtesy phone in baggage claim area or call 859-586-0166 direct for assistance.

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