Solo Performance Opportunities


at The DoubleTree by Hilton, Modesto
1150 9th Street
Modesto, CA
June 16-19, 2016


Michael Glasgow and Kimberlee Strepka

as clinicians



Solo Performance Opportunities

Area 12 is now accepting applications from handbell groups, small ensembles or soloists wishing to perform a mini-concert at the Handbell Hop Conference in Modesto this summer. There are several performance opportunities available, and any group or individual affiliated with an Area 12 membership is welcome to apply. To be considered for a concert slot, email Marquise Usher at and indicate your interest in performing at the conference. Groups will be selected by a panel based on the following criteria:

  • Unique and appropriate repertoire
  • Exceptional performance ability
  • Technical ability
  • Musicality

A recording of your group or individual performance should be submitted as part of your audition. Recordings may be mailed via CD or submitted as MP3 files or YouTube links. Once your initial email indicating your interest has been received, you will receive a response in order to coordinate submission of your recorded materials. A DVD or video of your group’s performance is not required, but is strongly recommended in order to give the panel a good sense of your capabilities.

The deadline for groups/small ensembles/soloists to apply is April 15. Applicants are especially encouraged to propose a repertoire in keeping with the conference theme.

Questions? Send an email to

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