Biographical information for Christine D. Anderson

"Christine began her handbell ringing career at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in late 1972. After completing a B.A. in music at Florida Atlantic University, she directed 6 handbell choirs at Coral Ridge and began conducting workshops and festivals around the country.

Christine rang her first handbell solo, "The Lord's Prayer", in 1980, discovering the gift that would define her life's work. She is a sales representative for Malmark, Inc., writes for several music journals, and serves the Southern Baptist Convention as National Handbell Consultant, and Editor/Consultant for "Handbells" magazine. She is in constant demand as clinician, conductor, and concert artist. Her videos, CDs, cassettes, and over 70 solo handbell arrangements all reflect her commitment to excellence in handbell ringing.

"Songs for the Solo Ringer" book and videos have paved the way for countless ringers to discover the joy of solo ringing. A member of AGEHR for over 25 years, Christine has served as guest clinician at many AGEHR-sponsored events, and continues to support the work of the Guild.

In 1984 she founded, and continues to ring in, Medallion Ringers, a professional 4-in-hand quartet.

Concert artist, composer/arranger, clinician, conductor, author.

Personal: Mother of four grown children, grandmother of two boys, member of Frazier Park Evangelical Free Church)and director of the Mountain Chimers; wife of Dr. Ross S. Anderson, professor of science at The Master's College and the Institute for Creation Research, teacher/lecturer on the creation/evolution issue.

Hobbies: Reading, counted cross-stitching, knitting, sewing, baking pies, skiing, hiking. "