Updated 10/3/16

Join us for a special day of musical camaraderie and workshops, led by outstanding clinicians, on the fundamentals of handbells, choirs, organs, and conducting — especially designed for part-time church musicians.

Ringing, Singing, Organ-izing topics will provide choral directors, handbell directors, and organists – primarily those transitioning from the piano – with the tools they need to effectively run a church choral or handbell program. Topics will also include copyright & licensing, conducting, score study, rehearsal strategies, and bell, choral, and organ techniques. The registration fee is only $25 and includes all classes, lunch, and access to the exhibit hall!

The RSO Finale will be a celebration of the day in a combined musical experience, featuring an anthem for organ, choir, and handbells.

Ringing, Singing, Organ-izing stops
8:00–8:30 Registration & Exhibits 8:30–9:30 General:
Everyone in
Asbury Hall
Class I
Class II
Lunch & Exhibits:
Asbury Hall
Class III
Handbells & Choir
RSO Finale:
Everyone in the Sanctuary
Everyone Welcome & Intros; Copyright & Licensing
~Scott Youngs with Rich Olney
Lunchtime! (included in your registration) Putting it All Together
~Doug Benton, Conductor
Choral Track I
Basic Organization (Music & Musicians), Warmups, Conducting
~Herbert Washington
Strategies for Aging Voices
~Sharon Hansen
Developing a Children’s Choir
~Herbert Washington
Choir Rehearsal
~Sharon Hansen
Choral Track II
Wesley Lounge
Working with a Small Choir:
“What I Do”
~Terry Williams
Organ Track
Introduction to the Organ & Pedals
~Skye Hart
The Art of Organ Registration
~James Gerber
Service Playing & Accompaniments
~Gary Quamme
Choir Rehearsal or Observe Organist Gary Quamme
Handbell Track
Asbury Hall
Symbols & Ringing Techniques: How & Why
~Doug Benton
Score Study, Bell Assignments, Conducting
~Roy Blomquist
Rehearsal Strategies: Putting it All Together
~Roy Blomquist
Bell Rehearsal
~Doug Benton
Centennial Hall Exhibits Exhibits Exhibits Exhibits–Final
About This Site

Presented by the

Handbell Musicians of America

Arizona Chapter of the American
Choral Directors Association

Central Arizona Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists

Saturday, October 8, 2016

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

First United Methodist Church
5510 N Central Ave, Phoenix