by Jerry Rich, Director of Music
Trinity’s ringers will participate in a handbell workshop on Saturday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the Music Room (Rm. 115). We are fortunate to have Nick Hanson as our clinician. Nick has been serving as the director of handbell ensembles at the Potomac School in McLean, VA, since 2006, and as the handbell director at Bush Hill Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA, since 2008. At Potomac, Nick’s duties include teaching instrumental music curriculum to 5th – 12th grade students who participate in any of the school’s four handbell ensembles, and teaching private handbell lessons. His directing duties at Bush Hill currently involve a teen/adult ensemble and a 4th – 6th grade ensemble, which began as a part of their weekly Wednesday Club program. Nick is a published handbell composer, and has served as faculty and clinician at handbell events nationally (Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia), and internationally (Hong Kong and Taiwan). He holds a BA degree in music from Concordia University, Irvine, CA, with a concentration in handbells.