Philip L. Roberts has over 30 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. Phil is the editor for The Resounding Faith Series: Handbell Music for the Church. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR). 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 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 is the Director of Choirs at Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard, IL where he directs two adult handbell choirs, one children's bell choir, and the adult Chancel Choir. He holds a BA in music from Elmhurst College.
Handbell Techniques: Musical or Monstrous? - Music Education,Sacred Music
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.
Handbell Workshop for Advancing Ringers - Music Education,Sacred Music
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.
Handbell Directors—Take Note! - Music Education,Sacred Music
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.