Join us for our next Member Chat – Details Below!
Have you ever wished you could talk directly to a handbell “celebrity” and ask them questions? Every other month, we host a one-hour live chat with a personality from within our talented ranks. Everyone will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance. Many of you will be able to tune in live and participate. And, all members will be able to access the video on the Handbell Musicians of America website after it airs live.
Be sure to also visit our archive of past MemberChats and MemberNotes.
Handbell Artistry from the Inside Out
with Kimberlee Strepka
April 28, 2018 • 4 p.m. EST
Kimberlee Strepka will be discussing “Handbell Artistry from the Inside Out” with a focus on how your movement preferences shape your ringing.
Dr. Kimberlee Strepka has been teaching music for almost thirty years, and has been pioneering Laban-based handbell instruction since 2000. She is the author of Handbell Artistry from the Inside Out: Laban Movement Theory for the Handbell Musician (Chicago: GIA Publications, 2012), a text that has been praised by college professors as a long-missing resource for handbells in academia. She is an internationally-recognized handbell clinician and published handbell arranger.
Kim holds music education degrees from the Hartt School of Music, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Boston University where ensemble ringing was the subject of her dissertation. Her youth handbell ensembles have toured extensively throughout the country, and have performed on a number of television networks. Her advanced teen ensemble, the Bronze Ambassadors, celebrated its twentieth anniversary year by performing with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for its 2017 Holiday Pops concert tour.
Kim lives in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her daughter, Madeline, and their two cats, Stanley and Willis.
Registration for the next MemberChat is now open. The first 35 members to sign up will be sent an access code for the broadcast and instructions for logging on. Although the live broadcast is limited to 35 participants, we will maintain a waiting list and all members are welcome to send their questions for Kim to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MemberChat Question.” She will answer as many as she can.