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Featured Clinician

Brian Childers

2025 Intermediate and Advanced Festival Clinician
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Brian Childers is an accomplished composer, conductor, and clinician. His choral, instrumental, and handbell works are performed throughout the world. He is in demand as a featured clinician at music conferences and festivals across the nation. Brian’s compositions and arrangements are available through a variety of publishers. Brian has earned degrees from Appalachian State University the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. He has conducted church and community groups and has served several churches in the Southeast, building vibrant programs for choirs, handbells and instrumentalists at each. He currently serves as Director of Handbells and Children and Youth Music at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC where he oversees a comprehensive handbell ministry to children, youth, and adults. Brian is married to Keely Childers, a professional counselor and has two adult children, Hannah and Spencer, both of whom served as drum majors in their respective High School and College marching bands. Brian is an avid runner and a rabid fan of the San Antonio Spurs. You can learn more about Brian, his compositions, “Ringing Deeply (now available as an e-book in full color) and his children’s book, “Boo and His Amazing Bells” at

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