2017 Spring Ring Repertoire
The Star Spangled Banner | F. Scott Key/arr. J. Bartsch
Level 2+ Jeffers, JHS9040
Music for the Royal Fireworks | G.F. Handel/arr. William H. Mathis
Level 3+ Agape/Hope, HP2128
Pie Jesu | G. Fauré/arr. William H. Mathis
Level 2+ Fred Bock Music, FBF0703
Knowing You | G. Kendrick/arr. Patricia Cota
Level 2+ Agape/Hope, HP2455
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken | F.J. Haydn/arr. Linda McKechnie
N/A Shawnee Press, SPHP5137
2017 Intense Ring Repertoire
Prelude | G. Gershwin/arr. William Mathis
Level 4 Choristers Guild, CGB440
Angels We Have Heard on High | Traditional/arr. Kyler Brengle
Level 4 AGEHR Publishing, AG36056
2017 Youth Workshop
Music for the youth track will be provided at Spring Ring.
Featuring conductor William H. Mathis
William H. Mathis is Minister of Music and Fine Arts at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he leads a varied program of singing and ringing choirs and the "Music at Hennepin" series. In addition to his work at church, Bill is an active clinician in both the choral and handbell fields. He is the founder and music director of Bells of the Lakes, a Twin Cities area community handbell ensemble.
Bill has served the Handbell Musicians of America in several capacities, generally involving music or teaching, and as an Area and National officer. As a festival conductor and workshop clinician, he leads local, Area, and National events, giving special emphasis to teaching rehearsal technique and musicianship. He has been a conductor at National Guild Festivals and the Guild's Annual Seminar, along with Area and regional events across the country.
Bill is also a composer and arranger, and his compositions are found in the catalogs of 15 publishers and include the Choristers Guild three-volume resource "After the Prelude."
Bay Area handbell directors will have a unique opportunity to work with dynamic duo Bill and Carolynne Mathis in spring 2017 when they travel to the West Coast.
This event is for both new and seasoned directors to have a chance to work on not only improving their conducting skills, but also to gain insights into good rehearsal techniques. Subjects to be addressed during the afternoon's workshop are: conducting; score study; rehearsal techniques; critical listening; and teaching rhythm, including asymmetrical and mixed meters. Note that participants are expected to both direct and ring throughout this event.
Bill and Carolynne Mathis have taught the Handbell Director's Boot Camp numerous times at both National Seminar during the Masterclass Series workshops. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a sort of "mini" director's boot camp with two of the most experienced teachers in the handbell community.
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