Twin Cities Bronze
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AN EXCITING NEW CHAPTER
Twin Cities Bronze is thrilled to announce collaboration with Cathy Moklebust as
Cathy will select concert themes and repertoire for the Spring 2023 season and coordinate artistic and musical development with in-person rehearsals and rehearsal videos. Twin Cities Bronze is excited and ready to work with Cathy in this capacity.
In support of this innovative approach, Bonnie Tranby moves to a new position – Local Liaison and Rehearsal Coach. A longtime ringer and workshop clinician with Twin Cities Bronze, Bonnie brings
experience that will support her new role. Bonnie will coordinate with the Board of Directors and Cathy to ensure a successful Spring 2023.
Cathy Moklebust has developed and directed handbell music programs since 1983, and has played bells since childhood. With her dynamic, positive approach and skilled conducting, she is in national demand as a handbell clinician and festival conductor. As one of today's most popular handbell music composers, she has written over 400 compositions and arrangements, many of them reaching bestseller status. Her music has been described as “pure joy to ring and listen to, having a uniquely delightful sense of melodic and rhythmic interaction, with elegant form and style.” Cathy's music has been broadcast on "Today," "Good Morning, America," public television, public radio, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Bonnie has been ringing handbells since 1986. She currently rings with Twin Cities Bronze and the Calvary Carillons at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagan. Bonnie has conducted various groups for the last 20 years. She currently directs 3 youth groups at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley and one adult group at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church in Eagan. Bonnie is active in The Handbell Musicians of America. She has taught classes at both the area and national levels and completed 2 levels of conducting through HMA. Bonnie holds a BA in Music Education from North Dakota State University in Fargo (Go Bison!) and a MA in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota University.
In real life she teaches general music at Edward Neill Elementary in Burnsville where handbells are a part of her curriculum! Bonnie is the mother of 2 and a grandmother of 4.
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