Seminar Quick Links


Silent Auction


Unpublished Music Reading Sessions


Registration Options


Cincinnati Reds Excursion


Lodging and Transportation


Classes and Clinicians




Distinctly Teen





Online Registration Now Open

Online registration is now open for National Seminar 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. GO HERE to view registration options.

Play the National Anthem at a Cincinnati Reds game

We will be organizing a record-breaking ensemble to play the National Anthem at a Cincinnati Reds game. Options are available for both ringers who wish to ring in the ensemble and those who just wish to attend the game. GO HERE for more information.

Additional Concert and Reds Game Tickets Available


Additional tickets for our featured concerts and for the Cincinnati Reds baseball game are now available.




Unpublished Music Reading Sessions


The Unpublished Music Reading Sessions (UMRS) are back, and we’re looking forward to continuing this productive and enjoyable time together in Cincinnati! This year, we will return to the non-track format of the sessions offered in the past. More information HERE.


National Seminar Silent Auction


Do you have Fred’s Pants? What about something that represents your state or your Area?


Do you have a closet full of gifts from last Christmas, just waiting to be re-purposed?
Are you a Quilter or other Crafter type who is willing to donate an item to the AGEHR Endowment Fund? 


Yes?  Then we need your help now for the annual National Seminar Silent Auction.


Please GO HERE for more Silent Auction information. 


National Seminar comes to the Queen City
July 18-21, 2012


National Seminar 2012 comes to Cincinnati, Ohio, July 18-21, in the heart of a newly revived
downtown, rich with multiple entertainment and dining options. The majority of event
activities will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center while registrants will be
housed at our official event hotel, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, a national historic
landmark hotel.

Event participants will have numerous opportunities to expand their knowledge of
handbells, handchimes, and overall musicianship through 16 sessions of classes led by over
30 nationally recognized faculty members; over 20 reading sessions highlighting the best
music from our handbell publishers; concert performances by handbell musicians from all
over the world; and multiple occasions for networking and “rubbing elbows” with fellow
handbell musicians.


Seminar Highlights


Special Events/Activities

  • Opening Happy Hour in HIC Exhibits
  • Pizza Party Mixer
  • Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game, including opportunity
    to perform the National Anthem


  • Opening Concert – Circle City Ringers
  • Solo Concert with Emily Li and Linda Krantz
  • Bob Jones Academy, Academy Vibrations
  • Handbell Theater (must opt-in for the Friday lunch to enjoy this performance as it is integrated
    with the meal)
  • All-Star Choirs & Distinctly Teen Choir(s)
  • Closing Concert – Arsis Handbell Ensemble from Estonia

Handbell Industry Council (HIC)

  • New this year, HIC will have a “Commons” area where daily prize drawings will take place
    and where food and drink will be offered for sale.
  • Also new this year, the traditional HIC Reading Sessions and newer Spotlights will be located
    in two special rooms within the exhibit area. This allows HIC to offer even more opportunities
    to see new music and products for the coming year.