Handbell Programs

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Foundations In Ringing – Building A Successful Handbell Program

Faculty: Kathleen Ebling Shaw

This hands-on class is perfect for the director or ringer who is interested in starting or revitalizing a handbell program.  This course will include information on understanding the handbell instrument and equipment necessary for a program, ringing and damping techniques, special ringing techniques and articulations, ringing multiple bells and making changes, coordination drills, understanding the handbell score and making assignments/markings, handling bass bells, rehearsal plans, using handchimes, choosing appropriate repertoire, issues in musicality and using the instruments liturgically.

$825 non-credit
$1415 with 2 graduate credits