Area 5 Education Workshops

2016 Fall Education Workshops

IMG_0163The Area 5 Fall Workshops will include repertoire ringing sessions of the Spring 2017 festival repertoire. Clinicians will focus on the rhythm, techniques, and musicality of each piece. Come learn new music for your choir and improve your ringing skills! The workshops are designed for ringers and directors of all levels.

Online registration is open. Please click here to read important information before registering. Online registration is not available for the Kentucky Traveling Workshops.

Choose the workshop nearest to you. Cost of each* workshop is $25 per person for HMA members, and $30 per person for non-HMA members. (*Kentucky Traveling Workshops are $50 per choir.)

Workshops will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Plan to arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 AM to check in and enjoy coffee and snacks. There will be no lunch break, so feel free to bring water and a small snack if desired.

Please bring gloves, a split back music binder, and a music riser if desired. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes so that you can move and ring with ease.

Entire choirs do not need to attend. Registration is for individuals, both ringers and directors.

To see photos from our 2015 workshops please visit our Facebook page and browse through the albums.

Workshop Dates & Locations

Indiana Fall 2016 Ringing Workshop
October 29, 2016
Resurrection Lutheran Church
445 E. Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Clinician: Jeff Doebler
Registration Deadline: 10/21/16
Contact: Lindsey Horty –

Kentucky Fall 2016 Traveling Handbell Workshops
Travelling Clinician Program – Experienced Clinicians come to YOUR church
Dates and Locations to be scheduled with interested choirs. Online registration is not available for these workshops. Click here for more information.
Contact: Patty Saunders –

Michigan Fall 2016 Workshop
October 8, 2016
First Presbyterian Church
701 Church St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Clinician: Michael Burkhardt
Contact: Sue Scott –

Ohio Fall 2016 Ringing Workshop – Maumee
September 24, 2016
First Presbyterian Church of Maumee
200 E. Broadway St.
Maumee, OH 43537
Clincians: Claire Miller (Level 1), Joe Galyon (Level 2-3)
Contact: Stephanie Nash –

Ohio Fall 2016 Ringing Workshop – Cincinnati
October 8, 2016
Church of the Savior United Methodist
8005 Pfeiffer Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Clinicians: Stephanie Nash (Level 1), Joe Galyon (Level 2-3)
Contact: Stephanie Nash –

West Virginia Fall 2016 Workshop
September 17, 2016
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
1 Guthrie Ln.
Morgantown, WV 26508
Clinician: Donna Kinsey
Contact: Jane Charnock –

Registration Information

The following is important information regarding the registration process for all Fall 2016 Ringing Workshops except Kentucky. Please read before registering.

  • Registration for all workshops except Kentucky will be online.
  • Cost is $25 per person for HMA members, $30 per person for non-HMA members.
  • HMA membership number must be provided at the time of registration and can be found on the Overtones magazine label. If you need more help finding your membership number, contact Mary Willadsen at Ringers may register with the HMA membership number of their choir or organization.
  • You may register more than one person to attend, but individual names and email addresses must be provided for each attendee at the time of registration.
  • Credit card payments may be made online. If paying by check, checks should be payable to Handbell Musicians of America Area 5, and mailed to: David Baker, 1917 S. Centennial Ave, New Palestine, IN 46163.
  • For late registrations, please contact the coordinator (State Chair) for each workshop, or contact the Area 5 Treasurer Dave Baker at
  • Cancellation Policy – Full amount, less a $5 online registration fee, will be refunded if cancelled 21 days prior to the workshop date. Cancellations received within 21 days of the workshop date will not be given a refund; however, another member may attend the workshop instead. Area 5 reserves the right to cancel workshops due to low registration.

Kentucky Traveling Workshops

This new program connects qualified handbell clinicians with church or community groups. This program will allow choirs to participate in a workshop without leaving their place of rehearsal.

  • The selected clinician will travel to your location and lead a rehearsal (up to 2 hours) with your own repertoire. He or she will work to develop proper technique, improve musicality, and encourage and excite ringers in the art of handbell ringing.
  • Directors will have conversations with the clinician prior to the event to highlight areas of need/growth for the choir.
  • Online registration is not available. Contact Patty Saunders, Kentucky State Chair, at to schedule a workshop with your choir. Workshops may be scheduled anytime from September through November, 2016.
  • Cost is $50 per choir. Checks should be made payable to Handbell Musicians of America Area 5 and mailed to: David Baker, 1917 S. Centennial Ave, New Palestine, IN 46163.



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