Bill Alexander

Editor & Publications Manager

Bill Alexander has been director of handbells at First United Methodist Church
in Duluth, Minnesota, for the past 43 years. His program there includes ringers
of all ages and ability levels in five choirs, including Strikepoint, an ensemble
which has toured extensively throughout Hawaii, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong,
England, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, and most regions of the continental United

Bill is also in high demand as a teacher and conductor at regional, national,
and international handbell events. His background in instrumental
conducting, his ease of working with both youth and adult musicians, and his
comfort conducting massed ensembles makes him popular as a clinician and
massed-ringing conductor.

For over 46 years, Bill was a private, public, and independent school
instrumental music educator—and due to his inability to handle retirement
properly, is not only still conducting and playing handbells, but has recently
begun using his skills with video and audio recording and production to create
weekly worship service videos.


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