20th International Handbell Symposium

August 1-6, 2022
Nashville, Tennessee

Registration Now Open

Virtual Master Class in Composition Live Stream

You can still tune in to YouTube and watch this informal concert setting, in which Houston Bronze Ensemble performed pieces by the students in Jason Krug’s Master Class in Composition, part of Handbell Musicians of America’s Virtual Master Series.

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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

Overtones Winter 2022

The Winter 2022 issue of Overtones is now online.

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

Natalia ‘Saw Lady’® Paruz plays “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise” (hymn tune: LLANFAIR), arranged by Larry Sue, Choraegus Publishers. The original arrangement was for 2 bell ringers, but Natalia plays it as a solo, with 3 bells in each hand, a technique called ‘6-in-hand’. Piano: William Easterling Performed for Easter Service at Trinity Lutheran Church LIC. you can learn more about Natalia, who also plays the musical saw, at www.SawLady.com

Recent News

E-Notes May 2022

This Month     Deadline for International Symposium Registration is June 15 Spaces Still Open for Distinctly Bronze West 2022 Video of the Month Brian's Music Notes SUBSCRIBE TO E-NOTES Like many non-profits, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed Handbell...

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E-Notes April 2022

This Month   Distinctly Bronze West 2022 Registraion Now Open Composition Master Class Concert Live Stream Scholarships Available for International Symposium - Application Deadline April 30 Video of the Month Youth Handbell Musicians to be Integrated into Full...

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Scholarships for International Symposium

2022 Scholarships for Symposium & Related Activities Click on title to apply The W.D. McKeehan ScholarshipsEstablished by the national board of directors in 1983 as a tribute to W.D. “Mac” McKeehan and his long years or service and numerous contributions as...

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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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Support us through AmazonSmile

Support Handbell Musicians of America through AmazonSmile Handbell Musicians of America We're excited to announce that Handbell Musicians of America is now an AmazonSmile participant!AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Guild every time you shop at...

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Join us in Nashville, Tennessee, for the 20th International Handbell Symposium.
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