2022 Intermediate and Advanced Festival Clinician
Stephanie Rhoades is Conductor and Artistic Director of Concert Bells of Fort Worth and recently served as Minister of Music and the Arts at Northaven UMC in Dallas. With a reputation as an effective and engaging teacher, she has been a clinician and guest conductor for numerous workshops and festivals across the country, including the Presbyterian Worship and Music conferences at Mo-Ranch and Montreat, Music & Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska, Distinctly Bronze East 2020, Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar, and the Greater Dallas Handbell Association Spring Festival. She has a long history of serving on local and area boards including serving as an At-Large Member to the National Board of the Hand- bell Musicians of America and President of GDHA. An accomplished ringer, she was a member of the acclaimed Dallas Handbell Ensemble, directed by David R. Davidson, and has participated in Distinctly Bronze (East and West) and several Advanced Seminar Choirs. A graduate of Perkins School of Theology at SMU, Ms. Rhoades earned her Master of Sacred Music degree in choral conducting shortly after earning her undergraduate degree in music from Yale University. Her parents, both music teachers (retired), encour- aged her to play the violin and trumpet in addition to singing, ringing, and dancing. A Certified Personal Trainer, she recently began working in the health and fitness industry. Her non-musical interests include training for sprint triathlons and cycling.