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William H. Griffin, M.A.

Photo of William H. GriffinVoice, Music Literature
Phone: (239) 293-2762
Office: Music Modular 10

William H. Griffin received undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University and has had additional training at the Westminster Choir College and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Bill is a “retired” teacher who taught choral music for thirty-one years and established successful handbell programs in two Columbus (Ohio) High Schools. He has been an adjunct staff member at The Ohio State University and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus. In addition to his choral groups consistently receiving top ratings at competitive music festivals, his handbell choirs were internationally recognized through many recordings they did for various publishing companies and their performances in the United States, Korea, Japan, and Canada.

A past national president of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Bill worked with that organization as its Music Editor, a position he held from 1991 through 2003. He is currently the Handbell Music Editor for Beckenhorst Press, Columbus, Ohio. Bill also served as AGEHR Interim Executive Director from July of 2001 through June of 2002, and Events Director. Bill has conducted local, state, and national handbell festivals, and workshops extensively throughout this country, Canada, England, Estonia, Japan, and Korea. On the international level he served eight years as Chairman of the International Handbell Committee.

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