Philip L. Roberts has over 40 years of handbell and choral conducting experience. He is a member of the editorial staff for GIA Publications, Inc. and arranger of the popular books, HYMNS FOR HANDBELLS and author of RINGING TRUE: Creating and Maintaining a Dynamic Handbell Music Ministry and has written extensively for the GIA Quarterly. Phil is the editor for The Resounding Faith Series: Handbell Music for the Church. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for Handbell Musicians of America. He is a nationally known clinician and he has published works with several publishers. Phil is a member of the Handbell Industry Council. A few years ago he was invited by the government of Israel to direct handbell concerts for Hanukkah and Christmas festivities, which included a performance in Bethlehem Square on Christmas Eve and a Christmas Day concert in Jerusalem. Phil is dedicated to musical excellence, as well as sharing his technical knowledge of the handbell instrument and helping to create a greater understanding and enjoyment of the art of handbell ringing. Additionally, Phil has had a long and distinguished career in music ministry serving with churches of various denominations. He holds a BA in music from Elmhurst College.
Supportive information on general ringing techniques, stopped sound techniques, handchime techniques. Workshop focuses on how to accomplish the many types of handbell techniques musically through proper ringing styles, score study, developing a score marking system, and AGEHR notation symbol recognition.
Covers all aspects of handbell ringing from appearance to rediscovering the basics to developing advanced ringing techniques, strategies, and skills. This workshop is for directors and ringers.
This workshop is geared toward handbell directors from beginners to experienced. It focuses on score study techniques, designing a successful rehearsal, creative beginnings and endings, how to teach healthy ringing and avoid injuries. Time for round table discussion is included to allow for an exchange of ideas between directors.