Who's Who in Handbells
An informational list

(TS) 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 peson 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.

Nabors. Oran R.  --   Denton TX 76201-  940-565-1280 pairodocsnabors@juno.com -- The Reverend Dr. Nabors has been a member of the American Guild of Handbell Ringers since 1963.  Served AGEHR as the chairman of Area IX (1965-67), as CO-chairperson (with his wife, Charlotte) for the Tenth National Handbell Festival in Dallas in 1967, as the Editor of OVERTONES (67-71), member of the Board of Directors (67-71).  AGEHR certified workshop clinician and mass ringing conductor having lead workshops in the United States, Japan, and Thailand.  Clinician for the second Greater Dallas Handbell Association (GDHA) Winter Festival, served on the GDHA board for several years and was the Chair of their Director's Workshops. Founder, and director for many years, of the Angelus Handbell Choir at Juliette Fowler Home for the Aged in Dallas.  Went with his family in mission to Thailand taking a three octave set of handbells which he donated to the Thailand Theological Seminary where he founded and directed, for four years, the TTS Handbell Choir.  Payap University in Chiangmai, Thailand handbell director.  He also founded and directed a handbell choir at the Chiangmai Anasarn School for the Deaf.  Founded and directed outstanding handbell programs with 3 - 5 handbell groups in each of three congregations in Texas.  Is currently the director of the Rainbow Ringers (adults with mild mental retardation).  He is a representative for Schulmerich Handbells Inc. and does handbell repair and maintenance in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.

Nave,Bill  -  608 Kipling St., Houston TX 77006  -   phone # 713-520-8710 -- Bill began ringing handbells in 1985.  He studied handbell pedagogy with Cynthia Dobrinski at Southwestern Baptist Seminary.  Bill now directs the handbell program at South Main Baptist Church in Houston.  An elementary school music specialist by day, Bill also teaches Handbell Pedagogy and directs the University Ringers at Houston Baptist University.

Nelson Carolyn  --  dnelsonusn@cs.com  --  Conductor

Nelson, Susan T.  --   Mercerville, NJ 08619, Belln@aol.com. or Belln@markbellz.com., B.A., Music, Rutgers University.  Susan became involved with handbells while employed as Director of Music at Advent Lutheran Church in Trenton, NJ.  The church decided to purchase a 2 octave set in 1989 to commemorate their 100th anniversary and asked if she would be willing to direct.  Alas, she was instantly and permanently hooked!  She attended seminars at Westminster, joined AGEHR and attended Guild workshops and festivals to further her studies.  The program she founded quickly grew from one 2 octave choir to two adult handbell choirs and one children's handchime choir.  Susan began writing for handbells shortly thereafter, had her first piece accepted for publication in 1991 and now has numerous compositions and arrangements in print.  She has been Secretary for the Central New Jersey Handbell Festival since 1994, and worked as Historian on the Area II Board. As a clinician, she has taught seminars on the local, state and regional level.  She also teaches piano, handbells, guitar and recorder privately and is a Library Technical Assistant at Westminster Choir College.  Susan is currently employed as Director of Music at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamilton Twp., NJ, where she serves as organist and directs a thriving vocal and handbell program.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary  --  New Orleans, LA --   http://www.nobts.edu/home.shtm

Niceley, Daniel G.   47 Jefferson  SE Grand Rapids MI 49503-4389

Noland, Robert L  --   Lebanon IL 62254  AGEHR Composer

NORFORK COMMUNITY CHOIR  -  Norfork, VA  -  Director, Rob Minter  - minterr@hdol.niche.nih.gov-

Northern Arizona University --    Flagstaff, AZ  -- http://www.nau.edu/web/index.shtml

NORTHWEST BELL ENSEMBLE  -  Seattle, WA  -  Director, Ron Ebbers  -  Contact, Paul Schaper  -  SchaperP@aol.com  -

Nuenlist, Eric  -   Etziken SO, Switzerland   -  swissbells@gmx.ch  -  www.swissbells.org  -  +41 32 614 03 03 -  - Director of the Swiss handbell ensemble "Swissbells". He studied organ and harpsichord in Bern and is organist at the *Zwinglikirche in Grenchen* (http://www.grenchenref.ch ).

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