Handbell Ringer with large bells


Adult Handbell Retreats: February 17-19 and 24-26, 2023

-Intermediate and Advanced Sessions offered

-Come with your Bell Group or as individual ringer





Summer Camp Music Week:  July 10-16, 2022

-Programs for our youth campers who have completed 1st -12th grade

-Youth are housed in camper cabins

– Prices start at $489 per camper

Adult Program for those 18+

– Adults can choose to commute or stay in some of

our adult style lodgings.

– Prices vary depending on lodging; $275 -$529

– We do offer childcare for children under 7 years of age during rehearsal times $185 per child



Our program coordinators do an excellent job of recruiting the talented and renowned clinicians to lead each program.

Music Week Clinicians 2022
KAROL KINARD KIMMELL, First Camp Choral, Music Week Program Co-Director
Director of Youth & Children’s Music, All Saints’ Episcopal, Atlanta, GA. Co-Director and instructor, Choristeres Guild Institute.

ED TOMPKINS, Handbell Director & Coordinator, Music Week Program Co-Director
Minister of Music, Morning Star Lutheran, Matthews, NC. Active handbell clinician.
ERIC NELSON, Adult Choral
Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. 
Artistic Director and conductor of the Atlanta Master Chorale. Composer.
MARK W. JOHANSON, Accompanist, Adult Choir
Minister of Music & Worship, Christ Lutheran Church, Providence Campus, Charlotte, NC. Current Dean, Charlotte Chapter of AGO.
Lenoir-Rhyne University Campus Pastor and Director of Spiritual Life, Hickory, NC. MDiv., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
LAURA JEAN REED, Elementary Choral
Music Specialist & Choir Director, Stone Academy of Communication Arts, Greenville, SC. Founding Director, Furman Univeristy Children’s Choir and Chicora Voices, Greenville.
EMILY FLOYD, High School & Middle School Choral
Director of Music Ministries, Shallowford Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA. 
Conductor and Music Director of the Choral Guild of Atlanta. Co-Director and instructor, the Choristers Guild Institute.
JEREMY MIMS, Accompanist, High School and Middle Choir
Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.
Director of Handbells, Children and Youth Music, Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC. 
Artistic Director of the Queen City Ringers. Composer.
Director of Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church ELCA, Dublin, OH. ALCM board member. Active as clinician and hymn festival leader. Composer.
MARSHALL WOODY, Orcha-Band, Handbells, Trumpet
Band Director, Buford Middle School, Lancaster, SC. Maintains private trumpet studio.
ERIK WHITEHILL, Percussion and Recorder Ensembles
Music Teacher & Choral Director in Arizona for 25 years, currently at Broadmor Elementary, Tempe, AZ. 
Composer, Choristers Guild, Heritage Music Press, Augusburg Fortress.
BARBARA MATTINGLY, Flute Choir & Accompanist, First Camp Choir
Minister of Music, Memorial Lutheran, St. Augustine, FL, Choral Director, Bartram Trail High School, St. Johns, FL. 
KAREN IVES, Accompanist, Elementary Choir
Director of Music, St. Stephen Lutheran. Accompanist, the Williamsburg Choral Guild and the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus, Williamsburg, VA.