Level 1 Certification & Instructor Accreditation Event

Presented by Handbell Musicians of America
Thursday, May 31 – Saturday, June 2, 2018
Northaven United Methodist Church
11211 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX

We are pleased to offer all three Level 1 Handbell Musician Certification classes this spring in Dallas. You can complete one or all three classes — the topics offered are Conducting, Handbell Techniques and Music Theory.

We will also be offering Accreditation for faculty to teach Level 1 Certification courses in Conducting, Handbell Techniques, and Music Theory.  Each Accreditation class is limited to 4 faculty candidates.   Accreditation application details are available HERE.

What is Certification?

The Handbell Musician 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, Conducting, Arranging and Composing, Handbell History (available on-line) and electives. CLICK HERE to see more information about the program.

NOTE: Conducting 1 requires students to complete certain items PRIOR to taking the course.  Please visit the course page for details of these prerequisites.

Certification Class Fees:

  • Any 1 Level 1 Certification Class:     $170
  • Any 2 Level 1 Certification Classes:  $240
  • All 3 Level 1 Certification Classes:    $310

Accreditation Class Fee:

  • Accreditation: $225

Please note: to participate in the Accreditation Class students must first complete an application for acceptance to the course.
See complete details of the process to apply for Accreditation HERE.

 

Certification Class Schedule

Certification Class Schedule

Thursday, May 31
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Conducting 1 Class Period 1
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Music Theory 1 Class Period 1
Friday, June 1
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Handbell Techniques 1 Class Period 1
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Conducting 1 Class Period 2
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Music Theory 1 Class Period 2
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch on your own
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Handbell Techniques 1 Class Period 2
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Music Theory 1 Q&A and Handbell Techniques 1 Testing
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Conducting 1 Class Period 3
5:30 PM – 7:15 PM Dinner on Your Own
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM Music Theory 1 Testing
Saturday, June 2  
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Conducting 1 Testing
Conducting 1 Accreditation Schedule

Conducting 1 Accreditation Schedule

Segments include discussion of class materials and pedagogy.

Thursday, May 31
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Observe Conducting 1 Class Period 1
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Conducting 1 Accreditation Segment 1
Friday, June 1
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Conducting 1 Accreditation Segment 2
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Observe Conducting 1 Class Period 2
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Preparation Period
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch on your own
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Preparation Period
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Mock Teaching
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Observe Conducting 1 Class Period 3
5:30 PM – 7:15 PM Dinner on your own
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM Conducting 1 Accreditation Segment 3
Saturday, June 2  
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Observe Conducting 1 Testing
10:00 AM – 12 Noon Testing Discussion, Meetings with Students and Accreditation Wrap-up

 

Music Theory 1 Accreditation Schedule

Music Theory 1 Accreditation Schedule

Segments include discussion of class materials and pedagogy.

 

Thursday, May 31
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Music Theory 1 Accreditation Segment 1
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Observe Music Theory 1 Class Period 1
Friday, June 1
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Music Theory 1 Accreditation Segment 2
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Preparation Period
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Observe Music Theory 1 Class Period 2
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch on your own
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Preparation Period
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Lead Music Theory 1 Q&A
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Preparation Period
5:30 PM – 7:15 PM Dinner on your own
7:15 PM – 8:30 PM Observe Music Theory 1 Testing
Saturday, June 2  
8:30 AM – 12 Noon Test Grading & Discussion, Mock Teaching, &

Accreditation Wrap-up

 

Handbell Techniques 1 Accreditation Schedule

Handbell Techniques 1 Accreditation Schedule

Segments include discussion of class materials and pedagogy.

 

Thursday, May 31
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Handbell Techniques 1 Accreditation Segment 1
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Preparation Period
Friday, June 1
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Observe Handbell Techniques 1 Class Period 1
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Handbell Techniques 1 Accreditation Segment 2
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Preparation Period
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch on your own
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Observe Handbell Techniques 1 Class Period 2
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Observe Handbell Techniques 1 Testing
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Mock Teaching
5:30 PM – 7:15 PM Dinner on your own
7:30 PM – 8:45 PM Handbell Techniques 1 Test Grading & Discussion
Saturday, June 2  
8:30 AM – 12 Noon Accreditation Wrap-up

Registration

Members, be sure to log in to your member account before you follow the link. Not already a member? Join here.

Lodging for the Event

Lodging is provided at the Courtyard Dallas Central Expressway, 10325 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX at the sharply reduced rate of $112 per night (plus taxes) for a double occupancy room.  Hotel registration information is available here.

Transportation

You are responsible for your own transportation.  The hotel does not offer a shuttle service.  Super Shuttle serves both airports for a fee.  Dallas Love Field is the closest airport.  The hotel does offer free on-site parking.

Meals

All meals are on your own.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a $50 cancellation penalty for any cancellations received by April 30, 2018.  After that, no refunds will be given for any reason.  A cancellation will be considered confirmed when written notice is received by the event registrar, Vickie Iverson at viverson@handbellmusicians.org.