Alex Guebert is a composer, arranger, clinician, percussionist, music director, and music teacher from Orange, California. He leads three advanced-level handbell groups: Cathedral Bells of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange, L.A. Bronze, and Concert Handbells at Concordia University Irvine. His award-winning handbell compositions and arrangements have been published and performed nationwide and overseas. Alex’s compositional style is a result of his background as a percussionist, his love of film and video game score, and his desire to broaden the horizons of handbell repertoire. Alex holds an M.M. in Music Composition from Cal State Long Beach, where his graduate recital featured a 25-minute work for handbells, strings, and percussion. Some of Alex’s most recent forays into the national scene of handbells include teaching classes at Handbell Musicians of America national and local seminars and leading several mass ring events. Alex lives in Orange with his wife Heather, a scientist, and baby daughter Emma Joy, who shares her dad’s love of music and her mom’s scientific curiosity about the world!