Ron Mallory has a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in music composition from California State University, Long Beach. He teaches handbell classes at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, WA, and serves as choir director at Living Word Lutheran Church in Puyallup, WA. Ron has a growing number of published compositions and arrangements for both handbells and choir, and has won several composition contests. Ron also has professional experience as a piano teacher, jazz band leader, and studio musician. His non-musical interests include astronomy, reading, skiing, travelling, and the visual arts. Ron lives in Maple Valley, WA with his wife, Emily, whom he met at a national handbell conference (proof that playing handbells can change your life!). A lifelong Christian, Ron is always working to grow in his relationship with God. More about Ron can be found at his website, www.ronmallorymusic.com.