Who's Who in Handbells
An informational list

TEMPO SETTERS is the title given to a series of videos made to preserve
AGEHR and handbell history in the U.S. These videos feature interviews and
narratives of past presidents, Honorary Life members, and others who have
had an impact on handbells.

"*" indicates person is deceased.

Use the Alpha button below to take you to the person you wish to find.

Community Groups are listed in ALL CAPS.

Colleges and Universities are listed in bold face type.

Dallas Baptist University --    Dallas, TX  --  http://www.dbu.edu/catalog/cofa.htm

Daniels, Joseph D. -- Detroit, MI -- joseph.d.daniel@gmail.com -- Joseph D. Daniel, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan. He is also a member of Classical Bells, Detroit’s premiere handbell ensemble. Since his graduation from the University of Michigan with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance, Dr. Daniel has worked to further musical excellence in lay leadership of the church in a variety of ways. He has taught regularly at summer courses sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, and he is the coordinator for the South-east Michigan board of the Leadership Program for Musicians Serving in Small Congregations (LPM). He is active in a variety of professional organizations including the Detroit chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, which he serves as the editor of the Area V Newsletter, The Tinntinabulator and the Michigan State Newsletter, The Michigan Ringer. Dr. Daniel is regularly invited to be a handbell clinician/director at educational events throughout Michigan. In July 2010, he will be the handbell clinician for the UCC Musician Association’s National Conference. Through his involvement in these groups, Dr. Daniel puts his energy into empowering musicians to grow and expand their musical horizons by diversifying repertoire, improving technique, and maintaining a curiosity which fuels continued growth. Dr. Daniel made his professional debut in 2001 with concerts in France and Germany. Since then he has played recitals throughout Michigan and Texas, and has made appearances in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. In addition to his work at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s, Dr. Daniel is the Artistic Director of Detroit’s One-Voice Chorus, a LGTB mixed ensemble and conductor of the Birmingham Musicale Vocal Ensemble, an auditioned female ensemble.

Daun, Glenn Shields -- 2661 Tallant Road Santa Barbara CA 93105-        OVERTONES  Editor

*Davidson, David R.  -    David was active in handbell ringing and the AGEHR for more than 20 years.  He served as Chairman of Area V and, as such, was a member of the first Congress (later to become the National Board of Directors) of the Guild.  He served one term as the National Secretary, and later the six year term of President-Elect, President (1981-83), and Past President.   During these years, his special contributions included organizing the second seminar, the form of which developed into the present long-standing format; being instrumental in developing the first International Symposium; helping form the Handbell Industry Council (HIC); and having the vision to plan and open the first National Office of AGEHR.  David is well known for his excellence as a massed ringing conductor and workshop leader.  He formed and directed the Dallas Handbell Ensemble, served as Director of Music at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and was the Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus..  He was awarded the Honorary Life Membership for outstanding service in 1996.

Deichmann, Bern,  C.E.O. bernd@schulmerichbells.com --  C.E.O. Schulmerich Bells

DeCOLORES  -  Spokane, WA  -  Director, Blanche Kangas  -   -  bellbuggyx@aol.com  - 

DE KLOKKENLUIDERS  -  Pella, IA  -  Director, Kris Harms  -  harmsk@central.edu  - 

DESERT BELLS, INT.  -  Scottsdale, AZ  -  Director, Kay Cook  -  kaycook@earthlink.net   -  www.desertbells.org   -  494-RING(7464)

DETROIT HANDBELL ENSEMBLE  -  Dearborn, MI  -  interim director Michael Burkhardt -- www.detroithandbellensemble.org -- info@detroithandbellensemble.org

DING DONG DOLLIES  -  St. Louis Park, MI  -  Director: Sandy Stoneking  -  SBStoneking@aol.com

Dobrinski, Cynthia  (Mrs. Rocky Granger),  Martinsville, VA  -- AGEHR Composer, Organist, Conductor

The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir -- 500 W. 7th St. Suite 1007 / Fort Worth, TX 76102 / (817) 924-3640 -- Managing Director – R. Kent Schmedel -- Associate Director – J. Scott Meneely -- Producing Director – Jack Noble White -- www.dorothyshawbellchoir.org -- The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir is the internationally acclaimed community handbell choir from Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in 1964 to be a part of the annual Christmas play-pageant The Littlest Wiseman, the choir has evolved into a world-renowned musical organization. The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir is truly unique in that the ringers do not use tables or gloves, and they perform from memory without a Conductor! Because the choir is unencumbered, they are able to adapt to any setting. The choir’s members come from throughout the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex and are all students from middle school through college age. The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir performs a wide-ranging repertoire – from classical to contemporary. Performances have been in such varied settings as Carnegie Hall with Skitch Henderson and The New York Pops, The Vatican for Pope John Paul II, Carols by Candlelight in Adelaide, South Australia for 30,000 people, retirement centers and churches throughout the world.

Downey, Erin -  2901 Central Ave. , Alameda, CA 94501  -  Solo Ringer, School Musician

Downey, Gail  -- 715 Parkside Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM -- 510.523.6186, tldowney@aol.com  --  School Musician, Director, Ensembles, Solo Ringing, Area XI Chairman, Clinician

Drake. Dayna   --  dld@snet.com .   CHIME Chairman

Duggan, Douglas  --  douglas.duggan@verizon.net  --Douglas is a bass bell specialist having rung bass bells for 15 years. Studied under Hart Morris, Arnold Sherman, Dr. William Payne and Christine Anderson. Available to teach classes on low end ringing. Has own recording equipment and will travel to get your group recorded and  your CD on the market.

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