National Events

National Seminar

St. Louis, MO – July 16 – 20, 2019

  • National Seminar 2020 – July 16-20, Orlando, Florida
  • National Seminar 2021 – July 13-17, Phoenix, Arizona
  • International Symposium & Associated Events 2022 – July 30-August 6, Nashville, Tennessee

Distinctly Teen

DISTINCTLY TEEN is designed for individual young musicians (8th-12th grade) who wish to stretch their ringing skills and challenge their musicianship. Participants will spend 2½ days working on intermediate to advanced repertoire and developing skills in handbell technique and general musicianship under the leadership of of an experienced director of youth musicians.  The event schedule will combine dedicated rehearsal time for Distinctly Teen with the opportunity to attend classes offered as part of the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar.

St. Louis, MO – July 18 – 20, 2019, Greig Ashurst Conducting


Distinctly Bronze

DISTINCTLY BRONZE is our premier performance event for advanced handbell musicians. Held twice a year, once on the east coast and once on the west, musicians are assigned a part to work on ahead of time, then spend four days with a seasoned conductor to prepare advanced literature for a public performance.


East 2019

  • Distinctly Bronze East 2018 with Lee Afdahl – June 6-9, 2019, New Bern, North Carolina – POSTPONED FROM ORIGINAL DATES – Details Here
  • Distinctly Bronze East 2020 with Stephanie Rhoades – February 27-March 1, New Bern, North Carolina

West 2019

  • Distinctly Bronze West 2019 with Bill Payn – February 28-March 3, Welches, Oregon
  • Distinctly Bronze West 2020 with David Weck – November 5-8, Portland, Oregon