National Seminar 2014 – Call for Faculty and Performers

The National Seminar 2014 Planning Committee is seeking submissions from those interested in sharing their expertise and talents at the Handbell Musicians of America annual event.   The event is scheduled for July 15-18, 2014, at the Sheraton Atlanta in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.  Detailed requirements and application forms are available below.  DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2013.

Faculty/Class Submissions

  • Those submitting must have their own individual Handbell Musician membership or be the primary contact for an organization’s Handbell Musician membership.
  • Consider all aspects of handbell musicianship in all settings as you develop your class ideas. The committee strives to select a wide variety of classes for all constituencies of our membership.
  • Those submitting more than one class topic will be given priority consideration.
  • Those interested in teaching at the event must submit a separate Class Submission Application for each class topic/idea they would like to present.  Download the Class Submission Application by clicking the application button below.  Completed applications must be emailed to faculty@handbellmusicians.org.
  • Any applicant that did not teach at the most recent National Seminar (Portland 2013) must provide two letters of reference from individuals who have observed the applicant teaching within the past 12 months. These letters must be sent directly to faculty@handbellmusicians.org by the person providing the reference.
  • Deadline for submission is November 1. Applicants will be notified of committee selections in December.
  • Questions regarding the process should be directed to faculty@handbellmusicians.org.

 DOWNLOAD FACULTY APPLICATION

 Performer Submissions

  • Those submitting must have a Handbell Musician membership in the name of the performer or performing group.
  • We will be selecting feature performers for four evening concerts and two to four more performers for shorter, daytime concerts.
  • The committee strives to select performers that represent all areas of Guild membership. Performers from worship settings, schools, and the community, as well as youth, adult, soloists, small ensembles, and other unique combinations, will all be considered.
  • Those interested must complete a Performer Submission Application which is available by clicking the application button below.  The completed application must be emailed to performers@handbellmusicians.org.
  • A link to an on-line video of a recent performance will be required with the application.
  • Deadline for submission is November 1. Applicants will be notified of committee selections in December.
  • Questions regarding the process should be directed to performers@handbellmusicians.org.