Bill Alexander has been director of handbells at First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota for the past 37 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 States.
Bill is also in high demand teaching and conducting 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.
Bill’s performance experience with Strikepoint, his rapport with musicians and audiences, his teaching style, and his 40 years experience as a music educator, have earned him a reputation throughout the handbell world for musicality and outright fun.
And, he has some pretty cute grandchildren!