Massed and Division 2 Conductor
A life-long California girl, Barbara Meinke holds a BA in Music from Cal State Fullerton and is celebrating 24 years directing handbell and choral music at Hope Lutheran Church in Temecula, CA. She is a founding member of Timbré Ensemble, rings regularly in Distinctly Bronze, and is accredited to teach Handbell Techniques for the Guild’s Certification Program.
A conductor and teacher in her heart and soul, Barbara was a finalist in the 2014 Distinctly Bronze Associate Conductor’s Program, has served as faculty at past National Seminars, and has inspired massed ringers and taught handbell techniques classes all over the United States and in Germany, including Presbyterian Association of Musicians conference on music and worship at Montreat in 2016.
In her spare time, she is in demand as a substitute teacher and enjoys cooking and entertaining, crafting, traveling, and hanging out with her family. Barbara brings enthusiasm, energy and superb musicianship to the classroom and podium.