Kevin McChesney graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BMus in Composition and Theory. A composer and arranger of handbell music, Kevin currently has over 900 titles in print and is one of the very few musicians who makes handbells a full-time vocation. Kevin is the handbell editor for Jeffers Handbell Supply and the RingingWord catalog. He is also co-founder of STEP, the Solo To Ensemble Project. He is Music Director of the one of the premier handbell concert groups, the Pikes Peak Ringers of Colorado Springs, and Artistic Advisor of the Atlanta Concert Ringers. His work with the Pikes Peak Ringers includes the premiere and 13 further performances of his Concerto for Handbell Choir and Orchestra and a recording with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Kevin is also clinician for the national advanced youth ringer event, the National Honors Handbell Ensemble. He is in demand throughout the handbell world as a workshop clinician and festival conductor.