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Music Background

of Malcolm C Wilson

  Published arranger/composer. Member of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
  Responsible for whole-school policies in expressive arts which included co-ordinating use of belleplates in Shieldhill Primary School with all staff and pupils from age 5 to 11, including extra-curricular groups, and delivered teacher in-service to other schools.
  Former Accompanist for RSCDS (Stirling), the society promoting the traditional dances of Scotland. For several years accordionist in ceilidh band Potted Hough, accompanist for a children’s Highland dance class in Dunblane, piano accompanist for a children’s Scottish Country dance class in Dunblane, and accordionist with the Inverallan Occasionals fiddle and accordion group.
  Former Organist for Lecropt Kirk
 

Music Websites created and maintained:

Ring in Praise - for resources to support the use of handbells by churches

Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ringers

Handbell Ringers of Great Britain Scottish Regional Association

 

Founder member of Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ringers, Scotland's leading handbell ensemble, established 1977
Director of handbell programme at Dunblane Cathedral since 1987, with groups for all ages from 8 to adult
Conferred Honorary Life Membership of the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain, bestowed for services to ringing in Scotland
Former National Membership Secretary of the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain and the first Chairman of the Scottish Regional Association of that Society (1996 - 2005)
  Delivered handbell lectures, led ringing workshops and been massed-ringing conductor for many groups and events in Britain, was massed-ringing conductor at the 5th International Handbell Symposium in Edmonton, Canada in 1992, a guest clinician at the Handbell Exploration in Phoenix, Arizona in 1996, and massed-ringing conductor at the 9th International Handbell Symposium in Birmingham, England in 2000, and the 11th International Handbell Symposium in Toronto, Canada in 2004
  Organiser of the annual National Ring in Praise Handbell Seminars for Church Musicians

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