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.
The <group> - see group name with post-pended "The". So "The Bell Choir" would be listed as "Bell Choir, The".
Taylor University -- Upland, IL -- http://www.taylor.edu/
Thiel College -- Greenville, PA -- http://www.thiel.edu/
Thomas, David M -- Ashboro NC 27204 AGEHR Composer
Thompson, George Felix -- St. James UMC, Little Rock, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive. Little Rock, AR -- 72212-3199, 501-225-5419 -- mailto:email@example.com -- Felix, was the Senior Minister of Music from 1969 until his retirement in June 2002 when he was made Minister of Music Emeritus. His wife, Martha Lynn, was the Organist and Associate Minister of Music from 1969 until her retirement in June 2002 when she was made Organist Emeritus. During the Thompson's 33 year tenure at St. James they developed, directed, and administered a program that included 3 adult vocal choirs, 3 children's vocal choirs, 5 children's bell choirs, 4 junior/senior high bell choirs, and 4 adult bell choirs. Mr. Thompson has a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with a major in organ and theory from Henderson State University. The Thompsons became involved with
handbells and active in AGEHR in 1965 when they developed a handbell program at the Methodist Children's Home of Arkansas in Little Rock. Festivals Conductor, Clinician.
Thompson, Karen -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- Founding President and a Charter Ringer in Concert Bells of Fort Worth, an auditioned community ensemble conducted by Stephanie Rhoades Scott. .. Currently Director of Youth Music at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Has taught classes at the local level as well as at Area AGEHR events, including conducting children's and youth handbell choirs and community handbell choirs. Recently had a composition for bells accepted by Red River; Recently submitted an article to Virtuoso for publication regarding fundraising for comm/pro groups.
Thompson, Linda -- Bryan TX 77802 AGEHR Composer
Thompson, Martha Lynn -- St. James United Methodist Church. 321 Pleasant Valley Drive. Little Rock, AR 72212-3199, 501-225-5419 -- email@example.com - Mrs. Thompson was the Organist and Associate Minister of Music at St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1969 until her retirement in June 2002 when she was made Organist Emeritus. Her husband, Felix, was the Minister of Music from 1969 until June 2002 when he retired and was made Minister of Music Emeritus. During the Thompson's 33 year tenure at St. James they developed, directed, and administered a program that included 3 adult vocal choirs, 3 children's vocal choirs, 5 children's bell choirs, 4 junior/senior high bell choirs, and 4 adult bell choirs. Mrs. Thompson has a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with a major in organ and theory from Henderson State University. The Thompsons became involved with handbells and active in AGEHR in 1965 when they developed a handbell program at the Methodist Children's Home of Arkansas in Little Rock. With numerous articles and collections in print, Martha Lynn has more than 200 published handbell arrangements and transcriptions that range from music for the beginning bell choir to music for the most advanced choirs. She has served as a clinician for many Area and National handbell festivals and seminars, and from 1989-91, she served as AGEHR National Secretary. In 1995 she was designated "Master Instructor of Handbell Notation," a lifetime honor conferred by the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc. Martha Lynn received the highest honor of AGEHR in 2001 when she received the Honorary Life Member status. Incidentally, in recent years, she has done the engraving for all of her handbell publications. AGEHR Secretary 1989-91. Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Clinician
Thompson, R.E. 4143 Sable Drive Memphis, Tennessee 38128 - Southern Baptist Minister of Music, Handbell Consultant, director, clinician, Author,
Thompson, Victor L. -- tumcwfa@Hiwaay.net -- Area VI Chm., Conductor, Clinician
Thomson, Patricia -- Saskatoon,SK CANADA S7J 1J8 AGEHR Composer
Tiller, Diane -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- Diane has been ringing handbells for the past ten years, beginning her
handbell career with the Pacific Bells in the Los Angeles area under the direction of Ardis Freeman. Five years ago (shortly after the wedding), Diane moved with her husband, Jason, to the San Francisco Bay Area to ring with Sonos. She has a Bachelor's degree in music education from Kansas State University, is a music teacher for the Hayward Unified School District, and is currently working on a Master's degree in music education. In addition to handbells, Diane plays the flute (and whatever else is required of a junior high band teacher).
Tiller, Jason -- email@example.com -- Jason has been listowner for "Handbell-L" since its inception in 1994, when he founded the "-L" during a contract with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He began his ringing career with Pacific Bells under Dr. Ardis Freeman and has rung with Sonos, a professional handbell group, and been its audition coordinator since 1995. In addition to ringing, Jason has been a leader in the community handbell ensemble (CHE) movement, organizing the first complete track at a Director's Seminar devoted to CHE issues; he has been published in Overtones (recordings reviews, electronic resources); he has taught ringing technique with his wife, Diane, all over the country; he edits the "State of the Art" column for Virtuoso; and he has one of the largest, if not "the" largest, collections of handbell CDs. Although currently earning bread as a software engineer, Jason and his wife have been working towards the goal of being full-time handbell "ringers" for over five years. Their union's first child was a four-octave handbell set. It has brought them much joy.
TINTINNABULATORS, THE - Chester, MD - Jean Ressler -
Tipton, Nancy -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- Area IV officer, Bob Jones University,
Tompkins, Ed - Morning Star Lutheran Church, 12509 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC 28105 - 704/847-4502
Edmund F. Tompkins has been the Minister of Music and Organist at Morning Star Lutheran Church since February, 2004. He has served four years as Area III AGEHR Virginia State Chair and is currently serving as an elected member of the Area III Board of Directors. He has led workshops throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. He has served on the handbell faculty numerous times at both the Presbyterian Conference on Music and Worship at Montreat NC and the Church Music Conference at Massanetta Springs, VA.
Tompkins, Suzanne L. -- Cullowhee, North Carolina. -- email@example.com. -- Enamored with ringing and new techniques since 1994. Taught chimes to non-music reading children in Jacksonville, FL. Former member of First Coast Ringers. Former Director of the King's Ringers. Attends Area IV conferences and Directors Seminars regularly. Participated in 100 Ringer Choir in 1996 in Savannah, Georgia, as part of the centennial Olympic celebration..
TOP BRASS RINGERS -
Treisback, Judith E -- PO Box 248, Dresden NY 14441 -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- Director of Handbells at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva NY, where we have a five-octave adult choir and two youth choirs. Solo ringer since 1988. Published arranger for both handbell choir and ensemble music. Conducted local handbell festivals and have taught various workshops and classes at the national, area and local levels. Past-Chair of Area II. Beginning a community handbell choir, Finger Lakes Bronze in September. AGEHR Composer
THE TROUBADOR RINGERS -
Tucker, Margaret (Maggie) 9787 Westview Houston TX 77055 - (713) 468-5607 1987-89 Music Chairman - AGEHR Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Clinician
Trinity University San Antonio, TX 78212 www.trinity.edu
Tucker, Sondra K. -- 14011 Cherry Mound Rd., Houston TX 77077 -- 281 610-4422 -- email@example.com -- Sondra has lived in Houston, Texas, since 2005. She is Director of Music/Organist at ChristChurch Presbyterian, where, in addition to playing the organ, she coordinates a large music ministry of vocal and handbell choirs and instrumental ensembles. She has many handbell compositions in print, as well as works for organ and chorus. Sondra is an accomplished flutist, and self-publishes works for flute ensemble and flute choir. She has a BSE in music education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a MMus in Sacred Music from the University of Memphis. Sondra is married, with two grown children and two granddaughters.
Tufts, Nancy Poore (TS) 12001 River View Road Fort Washington MD 20744- 1975-77 Pres
Pr. 1977-79, Clinician, Arranger (check dates)
Tully, Mel -- BellMusic@compuserve.com -- Retailer, Area XII Chairman, HIC
TULSA FESTIVAL RINGERS - Tulsa, OK - Director, Jean Hendon - firstname.lastname@example.org -
TWIN CITIES BRONZE - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN - Artistic Director: Monica S. McGowan - email@example.com - http://www.handbells.org -
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