Andrea Handley, Chicago Bronze Musical Director

Andrea Handley lives in Evanston, and has been directing handbells since 1983. She holds an undergraduate degree in piano from the Indiana University School of Music, and a graduate degree in organ from the American Conservatory of Music. As Director of Music and Worship at the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, IL, she directed a graded handbell choir program which grew to six choirs over a span of a few years, playing two sets of handbells (one seven octaves) and two sets of handchimes. She directed the handbell program at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, TX in 2007-8, and currently is Organist and Director of Handbells at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, IL. She is a published handbell composer and has written several articles for Overtones magazine.
Andrea’s husband, David, is a Presbyterian pastor, and she has three grown children – a recent seminary graduate, a professional cellist, and a childcare worker.