Area 5 Spring Festival 2020
March 6-7, 2020
Michael J. Glasgow, Guest Conductor
Join ringers from around Area 5 for “Bluegrass, Bourbon and Bells!”, a weekend of handbell music, education, fellowship and fun!
Please read below for more detailed information. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!
Early Registration – $80 per person, received by January 14, 2020
Regular Registration – $90 per person, received by February 14, 2020
Late Registration – $100 per person, received on or after February 15, 2020
Online registration is open!
Guest Conductor: Michael J. Glasgow
Michael J. Glasgow is originally from Michigan. He holds B.A. degrees in music theory/composition, and in journalism; as well as a Master of Church Music degree, with emphases in both choral and handbell music.
In addition to his full-time position at North Raleigh UMC (Raleigh, NC), Michael serves as the Bass Section Leader for the North Carolina Master Chorale and the Choral Conductor for the Tar River Orchestra & Chorus. A passionate composer with an “abundant melodic gift” (New York Concert Review), he keeps busy with commissions and his own projects, and has been honored by several contests for organ, handbell and choral compositions.
Michael made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting his Requiem for chorus and orchestra in June 2017, and will conduct its European premiere in Vienna in June 2019. He is proud to have served as the inaugural conductor for the Anthornis and Anthornis North advanced-ringing events in Minneapolis and Fargo; additional international engagements include England, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Eastern Caribbean.
Michael is member of ASCAP, American Composers Forum, Mensa, FUMMWA and several other professional organizations. Additional information and samples of Michael’s work may be found at www.michaeljglasgow.com and on Twitter: @MichaelJGlasgow.
Event Location and Lodging
280 West Jefferson,
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Reservations Toll Free: 1-800-266-9432
Reservations Local Phone: 502-627-5045
We strongly encourage registrants to use the room block in our host hotel. The special event rate for the Spring Festival is $165.00 (double double) with applicable state and local taxes. Please use this link to reserve the group rate for “Handbell Musicians of America, Area 5 Spring 2020 Festival/Conference”.
NOTE: The hotel will only allow users to book up to five (5) separate rooms per reservation using the link above. To book additional rooms you’ll have to start a new reservation.
Cut off date for special rate: February 6, 2020.
The Louisville Marriott is centrally located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to many restaurants, attractions, shopping, and night life venues. Hotel amenities include: restaurant, lobby bar, Starbucks, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and mini-fridges in all rooms. Parking garage is located beneath the hotel, with self and valet options.
Click here for rehearsal notes from Conductor Michael J. Glasgow.
Reflection on “Holy Manna, arr. Sandra Eithun
– Lorenz 20/1637L
– Level 2+, 3-6 octaves handbells, 3 or 5 octaves handchimes, optional dulcimer and flute
Bound for the Kingdom, arr. Bill Ingram
– Composers CP7060
– Level 2, 3-5 octaves handbells
No Dark Valley, arr. Michael J. Glasgow
– Agape/Hope Publishing 2665 (instrumental parts are 2665P; accompaniment CD is A514)
– Level 3-/4+, 3-7 octaves handbells; 3-6 octaves handchimes; optional bass, fiddle, and/or frets (guitar/mandolin/banjo)
A Gospel Hymn Ring, arr. Tammy Waldrop
– Alfred 46228
– Level 3, 3-5 octaves handbells
Whispering Hope, arr. Michael J. Glasgow
– Ring Out! Press RO3356
– Level 2+, 3-5 octaves handbells, 3-5 octaves handchimes
Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven, arr. Brian Childers
– Alfred 46260
– Level 3, 3-5 octaves handbells
Refuge, by Michael J. Glasgow
– Agape 2954
– Level 3-, 3-6 octaves handbells
Friday, March 6th
|1:30-4:30 pm||Registration and Set up|
|3:00-7:00 pm||Vendors open|
|4:30-5:30 pm||Early Bird Classes|
|5:30-700 pm||Dinner on your own|
|7:00-8:00 pm||Opening Concert – Floyd Central HS Bronze Ringers|
|8:15-9:15 pm||Massed rehearsal and Opening Bell|
|9:15-10:00 pm||Vendors Open|
Saturday, March 7th
|8:00-9:00 am||Massed rehearsal|
|9:00 am||Vendors Open|
|9:15-10:15 am||Tins rehearse; Coppers in class|
|10:30-11:30 am||Coppers rehearse; Tins in class|
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||Lunch on your own|
|1:00-2:00 pm||Tins rehearse; Coppers in class|
|2:15-3:15 pm||Coppers rehearse; Tins in class|
|3:30 pm||Vendors Final Closing|
|3:45-4:30 pm||Final Concert “dress” Rehearsal|
|5:00-6:00 pm||Final Concert and Closing Bell|
|6:00 pm||Registrants Pack and Leave|
|7:00 pm||Out of Venue|
Opening Concert: Bronze Ringers from Floyd Central High School
In her twenty-fifth year as Director of Choral Music and Handbells at Floyd Central High School, Angela Vaughn Hampton directs five choirs and two handbell ensembles. In addition, she is the music director for Floyd Central’s Theatre Arts Department. Beyond Floyd Central, she is the Artistic Director of Voces Novae, a semi-professional chorus in Louisville, pianist at St. James Church and a free-lance collaborative pianist. Growing up as the daughter of a handbell director, Angela has been ringing bells in some capacity for over 35 years at St. James Church in Louisville, Kentucky. She has directed handbell choirs for over 25 years.
Angela holds degrees from the University of Louisville in Music Education and Choral Conducting. She is an active member of ACDA, NAfME, and Handbell Musicians of America where she has earned Handbell Musician Certification, Levels 1 and 2. She serves on the Indiana All-State Handbell committee which has worked to establish and All-State ensemble experience for student handbell ringers for the past three years. Angela has been published in ACDA newsletters at the state (Indiana and Kentucky) and division (North Central and Northwest) levels as well as ACDA’s E-newsletter, ChorTeach. She has served as a clinician for ICDA, IMEA, AGEHR, the Louisville Suzuki Piano Institute and the Greater Louisville Music Teachers Association, and was a staff member for the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and returning again in 2020.
Associate Conductor Program
The 2019 Associate Conductor Patty Saunders said, “The [Associate Conductor] program supported and stretched my abilities as a director and I walked away from the weekend with a tool box useful in rehearsal planning and execution, conducting clarity, and artistic expression.”