2022 Mid-Iowa Handbell Festival

Brenda Austin, clinician

Brenda E. Austin is a dynamic and energetic conductor, clinician, and composer. She has served as the Artistic Director for the Detroit Handbell Ensemble since 2016. Under her baton, DHE was honored to open the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in 2018. In 2019, Brenda joined the team at Hope Publishing Company in Carol Stream, IL as Editor in charge of the Handbell Catalogue. Additionally, she has served First United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids, MI, as Director of Worship and Music since 2003. She is also active in the community directing Children’s musical theatre and handbell choirs of all levels. Brenda graduated with degrees in Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has studied with Craig Arnold, Steve Zegree and Eph Ehly. Brenda is in demand as a handbell clinician throughout the year and has been the conductor and clinician at numerous festivals and workshops including HMA National Seminar and the AREA 5 Spring Festival. Additionally, she has had more than 50 titles published for handbells since 2014.

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 66th St
Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Festival Repertoire:
Carol of the Bells, Alex Guebert L3 Hope2929
I’ve Got Peace Like A River, Sandra Eithun L2+ Hope2892
Amen Siakudumisa,  Cathy Moklebust L2 CGB1036 (2-3 oct), CGB1037 (3-6 oct)
Ah Holy Jesus, Brenda Austin L3  BeckenhorstHB 580
Rondo Jubilee, Brenda Ausitn L2 Hope2934

This event is Sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America