Rise Up and Ring – Area 9 Summit 2024

CALLING ALL RINGERS AND DIRECTORS!  Join HMA Area 9 for “Rise Up and Ring: AREA 9 SUMMIT 2024”.  Our clinician will be the fabulous Matthew Compton, and there will be an outstanding faculty offering classes and reading sessions with something for ringers and directors alike as well as two great concerts.  It will be held in Edmond, OK on June 21-22 with check-in beginning at 10 am and the first massed ringing session at 1 pm on Friday, ending on Saturday with our concert at 4:15 pm.  You can find the repertoire already listed in this section.  Attendees must make their own reservations for accommodations. See below for more details. We can’t wait to see in you in Oklahoma!

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University of Central Oklahoma Events Center

Edmond, OK


A Colorado Springs native, Matthew Compton has been composing, arranging, and conducting music for handbells since 2007 when he was in the eighth grade. He had his first composition published at the age of fifteen, making him one of the youngest published handbell composers. Matthew has numerous compositions and arrangements in print. An avid performer, player and student of handbell music, he is known for his high-energy original compositions and arrangements, and beautiful harmonies.

In addition to being a guest clinician at handbell festivals across the country, Matthew’s music is used frequently at local and national handbell festivals, like the Bay View Week of Handbells, Distinctly Bronze East and West, and the International Handbell Symposium. He has been the recipient of the Donald E. Allured Composition Award. His music has been performed across the world by many elite groups, including The Agape Ringers, Pikes Peak Youth Ringers, Hong Kong Youth Handbell Ensemble, and the Alleluia Ringers of Concordia University Wisconsin.

Matthew graduated in 2016 from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in music and a focus on composition and conducting. In his spare time, Matthew can be found streaming a variety of games and music performances on Twitch, going hiking, or enjoying any number of movies, anime, or TV shows!


Full faculty information and bios coming soon!


Hashivenu (Rise Up and Sing) arr. Austin
Level 2 (3-6 oct bells; opt 3-5 oct chimes)
Hope 3028

Simplicity by Matthew Compton
Level 2 (3-6 oct bells; opt 3-7 oct chimes)
Evergreen Music – EGM109

Song of Assurance by Arnold Sherman
Level 2/2+ Choristers Guild
CGB604 (2-3 oct bells or chimes) Level 2
CGB605 (3-5 oct bells) Level 2+


Come, Christians, Join to Sing arr. Compton
Level 3+ (3-6 oct bells; opt 3-6 oct chimes)
Evergreen Music – EGM116

Deep River arr. Hart Morris
Level 3 (3-5 oct bells with opt oboe, flute and/or cello)
Ring Out Press – RO3249


Spiritus Sanctus by Matthew Compton
Level 3+ (3-7 oct bells; opt 3 oct chimes)
Choristers Guild – CGB1167

My Strength Is from Heaven by Christian Humcke
Level 4 (5-7 oct bells)
Choristers Guild – CGB1227

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