director: Handbell Ensemble, Music
Stephanie Wiltse has been director of the Calvin College Handbell Ensemble since the fall of 2001. She has also directed the Valenti Handbell Ensemble of Aquinas College since 1998. She currently directs adult handbell groups at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church and Trinity United Methodist Church. She is a founding member of the community group Embellish, and has been music director of the group since 1998. She has served as conductor for mass rings in Oakland, California; Kokomo, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio; and has taught handbell classes for the Calvin Symposium on Worship as well as at various area and national American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) events. Stephanie was recently elected to a six-year term on the National Board of Directors of the AGEHR. She is also a handbell soloist, a choral singer and a vocal soloist, and keeps a busy performance schedule throughout the greater Grand Rapids area.