Limericks, Lessons, and Life in Handbells

An upbeat class with fun ideas on techniques, musicianship, ideas for rehearsal and performance and even thoughts on spirituality, of handbell programs.  A lively portrait of the ministry, striving for excellence, and sheer fun that make up a life in handbells.


Kevin McChesney graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BMus in Composition and Theory.  Kevin currently has over 1000 titles in print and has won numerous awards for his work.  Kevin is the handbell editor for Jeffers Handbell Supply, co-founder of the Solo to Ensemble Project, STEP,, Music Director of the Pikes Peak Ringers of Colorado Springs and Artistic Advisor of the Atlanta Concert Ringers.  His work with PPR includes 14 performances of his Concerto for Handbell Choir and Orchestra and a recording with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo- Ma.  Kevin is also clinician with the National Honors Handbell Ensemble.  He is in demand throughout the handbell world as a workshop clinician and festival conductor.


Kevin lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife Tracy and their cats, Pearl and Aileen.