Free concerts again in 2017-2018


October 13-15, 2017

University Place Hotel and Conference Center

Portland, Oregon

Ellie Hodder, Clinician

Coppers Classic is an all-ringing event designed for intermediate, coppers level handbell musicians. The goal of Coppers Classic is to inspire these musicians to challenge themselves to higher levels of accomplishment technically and musically in a safe, supportive and enthusiastic environment. Repertoire is designed to teach towards that goal, to refine skills and develop a finer sense of overall musicianship.

Clinician Ellie Hodder, is a talented and skilled conductor, clinician and teacher dedicated to the advancement of the art of Handbell Ringing. She has much experience working with musicians of all ages and has founded numerous learning events. Reach Ellie directly at:


Open to adult and full time student (ages 13-21) musicians


 Application/Full-Time Student

Bass Bells Workshop

Special Bass Bell Workshop with Brian Tervo

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Learn the BIG THREE: Bass Doubling, Bass Assigning

and Transitions

Cost: $20 preregistered

 Registration Form

Scholarships for 2017

Coppers Classic has established one adult and one full-time student scholarship for the full amount of registration ($225/175) for applicants living in Area 10—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington.

Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2017

Adult and Full Time Student Scholarship Application  


Music must be purchased by the participants. Participants are expected to practice and learn their part prior to the event.


University Place Hotel, call 1.866.845.4647 for reservations and mention Coppers Classic for the group rate of $89.

Online reservations unavailable.

For Additional Information Contact

Betty Harter, Registrar