20th International Handbell Symposium

August 1-6, 2022
Nashville, Tennessee

Registration Now Open

October 6-9

Portland, Oregon
Carlos Ávila Báez, Conductor

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International Symposium Health Information

HANDBELL HAPPY HOUR is a chance to get together virtually for casual chat with your handbell friends.

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Handbell Bucks

Visit our Member Extras section of our members only site, where you will find fun activities, articles, tips, and resources.  All members are welcome to enjoy these benefits, but they were designed with ringers in mind.

Video of the Month

Be sure to watch your inbox and your mailbox this week for both the print version and online version of the Summer 2022 edition of Overtones, which features an article about renowned handbell composer Cynthia Dobrinski, who passed away last fall. Our Video of the Month selection this month is Baylor University’s Baylor Bronze performing Cynthia’s “Rondo Passacaglia” at their winter concert in December, 2009.

Recent News

E-Notes June 2022

This Month     Deadline for International Symposium Registration is TODAY Focus on the Overwhelming Positive Venue & Hotel Selected for Distinctly Bronze West 2022 Video of the Month Brian's Music Notes SUBSCRIBE TO E-NOTES National Events GO HERE to...

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HMA Names New Executive Director

From HMA National Board President, Jill Fedon... I am pleased to announce Linda Onorevole as Executive Director of Handbell Musicians of America. Linda comes to HMA with extensive experience in arts administration and development, as well as a passion for arts...

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Policy Regarding the Use of Tablets to Hold Music

Handbell Musicians of America recognizes that many musicians are using tablet computers instead of traditional music stands to hold music and that some among our membership would like to use this option when participating in ringing and performance activities at...

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Join us in Nashville, Tennessee, for the 20th International Handbell Symposium.
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Membership in Handbell Musicians of America…

  • Gives you opportunities to connect and form life-long friendships with other handbell musicians.
  • Provides you with unparalleled access to opportunities for learning from the most innovative, talented and knowledgeable people in the art.
  • Makes you an integral part of an organization that is THE principal voice of the handbell/handchime art form and is dedicated to advancing the art through education, community and communication.

We can do together what no one can do alone.