What is Certification?
The Handbell Musicians of America Certification program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide training and experience at all levels to handbell musicians. The study areas are:
- Music Theory
- Handbell Techniques
- Arranging and Composing
- Handbell History (Now available online)
There are three levels of certification.
This certification can help me in two distinct ways, both internally and externally. Internally, certification helps me in my ringing and directing on a weekly basis. It impacts how I ring, analyze, prepare, and direct on a regular basis. Long range and externally, I can use this certification to show my education and background to future employers. It is one thing to show a school that I have rung and directed for many years – but it adds that certified qualifications with my Handbell Musicians of America certification.Jon Snyder
Who Can Be Certified?
Any handbell musician (not just directors!) who is a member Handbell Musicians of America, or belongs to a member organization such as a school, church or community group. Not a member? Join here! [http://handbellmusicians.org/membership/join-the-guild/]
How Do I Become Certified?
Enroll at www.handbellmusicians.org – you’ll need your member number and logon information for that account.
You can begin immediately with Handbell/Handchime History online!
Check out the class schedules here
I want to continue to grow and learn skills to become a better director. Every ringer in Northern Lights Ringers would probably tell you I have become a better director – the before and after of Caroline Valentine as handbell director is a sharp contrast.Caroline Valentine