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The Kristopher Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship

Handbell Musicians of America Area 9 is pleased to offer a scholarship to the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Glendale-Phoenix, Arizona, from July 13-17, 2021. The $500 scholarship assists attendees with their registration fee with any remaining funds allowed for other event expenses.

Eligibility Requirements
• Handbell Musicians of America member in good standing
• Area 9 resident (Oklahoma or Texas)
• Any handbell ringer or director may apply.
• Consideration may be given to applicants who would be a first-time attendee of National Seminar
• Consideration may be given to applicants who have attended an Area 9 Summit.
• Write a summary (at least 500 words + photos) of their experience at the National Seminar for publication

HMA Area 9 Virtual National Seminar Scholarship

Handbell Musicians of America Area 9 is pleased to offer a scholarship to virtually attend the Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Glendale-Phoenix, Arizona, from July 13-17, 2021. The $195 scholarship will pay the virtual event registration fee, which includes live stream access to all concerts, up to 24 virtual classes, and downloadable class notes.

Eligibility Requirements
• Handbell Musicians of America member in good standing
• Area 9 resident (Oklahoma or Texas)
• Any handbell ringer or director may apply.
• Consideration may be given to applicants who would be a first-time attendee of National Seminar
• Consideration may be given to applicants who have attended an Area 9 Summit.
• Write a summary (at least 300 words) of their experience at the National Seminar for publication

Hear from previous scholarship winners about their national event experiences!
2019 Nikki Evans 2017 Amanda Thompson 2015 Melissa Birney
2013 Grace Luttrell 2012 Lee Hinson

More About the Honoree

Kristopher Jon Anthony

A native of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Kristopher Jon Anthony received degrees in music at the University of Wisconsin, composition at the University of Miami, and pursued doctoral studies in composition at the University of North Texas. In 1982 he joined the Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas and remained a member until his passing. His composition When We No Longer Touch: A Cycle of Songs for Survival was commissioned by the Chorale and premiered under the direction of Timothy Seelig at Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas in October 1991. Anthony was a member of the Dallas Handbell Ensemble.

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