Brenda E. Austin was Area 5’s Associate Conductor for 2017 and worked with clinician David Weck at the Spring Festivals in Covington, Kentucky and Lansing, Michigan. She recently had this to say about her experience:

“The Area 5 Associate Conductor program was an incredible experience for me. Most everything I have learned about handbells has been from events like the Area 5 festivals. To be able to learn from master handbell clinician David Weck was pure icing on the cake. It was an amazing experience to conduct my arrangement and work with hundreds of ringers from Area 5. David Weck was extremely generous with his time, and gave me great feedback to help me further my career as a handbell clinician. My thanks to the Area 5 leadership for putting this program in to practice!”

The Associate Conductor Program is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Festival in Charleston, West Virginia. To learn more about the program click here. To learn more about Brenda E. Austin visit her website.

Area 5 Chair Susan Oxley introduces Associate Conductor Brenda E. Austin at the Spring Festival in Lansing, Michigan, April 28, 2017