Sueda Luttrell is a native of Lufkin, Texas, and received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Organ Performance from Baylor University. Having served as organist of Lutheran, Baptist and Episcopal churches in Texas and Georgia, she currently holds the position of Organist/Music Associate at Gambrell Street Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
A clinician for Handbell Musicians of America, Greater Dallas Handbell Association, Church Music Institute, and Chorister’s Guild, Sueda is also a published author on handbell related topics. Her solo compositions are available through sonologymusic.com, Lifeway Press, Red River Music, and From the Top. She has served as Georgia State Chair for Handbell Musicians of America (formerly AGEHR) Area 4, Secretary of Handbell Musicians of America Area 9, Secretary of Greater Dallas Handbell Association, and as the handbell resource person on the advisory board of Church Music Institute. Sueda’s work in Handbell Musicians of America also includes presenting the featured solo ringing concert at the 50th anniversary of that organization in Norfolk, Virginia, and serving on the committee for the 2010 Handbell and Handchime Notation guide. In addition, her ringing experience has encompassed small ensemble to full choir work through memberships in Golden Bells of Atlanta, Atlanta Bronze Ensemble, Concert Bells of Fort Worth, East Texas Handbell Ensemble, and Cast of Bronze.
2018 Breakout Sessions
Foundations in Technique and Notation
Teaching strategies addressing basic ringing and the interpretation of handbell notation and the related techniques.
Resources and Composing for Processionals, Bell Trees, and Descants
Learn to create your own simple yet effective embellishments and textures to worship services and concerts.
Managing Multiple Bells
Strategies for successfully managing multiple bells, including weaving, displacement, shelley, and four in hand.
Paths to Musicality
Explore a variety of ways to infuse musicality into ringing from the first rehearsal. This will be a joint class with the Advanced Handbell track.
Beginning Handbell Reading Session
Read and ring great recent releases for Levels 1 - 2+, plus a few older gems.