Join us on May 9th, 2015 at Malmark.
Limited to the First 20 Registrations, $40 per person and includes a t-shirt and a boxed lunch.
Session 1: Improving Your Musicianship 9:00-10:15
Whether you are a ringer or a director, everyone can benefit by finding new ways to improve their musicianship. Using ideas from Kim Strepka’s book Handbell Artistry from the Inside Out, this session will present some new ideas to help ringers at any level improve what they do. Using examples from handbell repertoire, you will find out how to “glide” and “dab” your way to more musical performances.
Session 2: Developing Rhythmic Feeling 10:30-11:45
Many ringers and directors spend too much time trying to decipher notation. Instead, as author Stanley Schleuter suggests, they need to be developing rhythmic feeling. This session will explore several ways in which one can develop rhythmic feeling so that both directors and ringers can bring a new understanding and a more polished musicianship to performances.
Session 3: Reading Session with a Purpose 1:30-2:45
This reading session will present a variety of music that also helps to teach certain rhythmic and musical concepts. During this session we will explore rhythm, meter, articulations, special techniques and musical style.
9:00-10:15: Session 1
10:30-11:45: Session 2
12:30-1:30 Factory Tour
1:30-2:45: Session 3
2:45-3:00: Wrap Up/Questions