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Debbie Rice

Internationally acclaimed conductor, Debbie Rice draws on her vast experience as a professional singer, educator, choral conductor and passion for teaching to encourage high musical standards for the handbell and handchime instrument. Her degrees are in music education, opera and musical theater. She has also studied early music and conducting. Debbie maintains a demanding travel schedule as clinician, adjudicator and conductor. Her international assignments have included Australia, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. In June 2017 she conducts an international festival tour including the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.


Currently, as an Adjunct Professor for Concordia University of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada she conducts handbell ensembles, teaches applied voice, solo ringing, classes in music education and serves as assistant conductor for choral ensembles. Her recent professional experience has included Director of Handbell Ministries: Becks Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC; Artistic Director: New River Ringers, Independence, VA and various church programs in the US and Canada. Her handbell ensembles have recorded CDs and she has been a featured soloist on CD’s with choral ensembles.

With the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (rebranded as Handbell Musicians of America in 2011), she chaired numerous committees and held elected offices on the National Board as Area Chair, National Secretary and National President. In 2014 she was awarded Honorary Life, the Guilds highest honor. Debbie is Past Executive Director of the International Handbell Committee.