Nancy Lutz is the founding Artistic Director of the Three Rivers Ringers, fulfilling a long-time vision of creating an outstanding community handbell ensemble in Western Pennsylvania
Nancy is also Director of Handbells at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church where she leads two excellent adult ensembles and a youth quartet.
Nancy has been deeply involved in the Handbell Musicians of America (the Guild) since 1998 and has served on the Board of Directors since 1999, recently retiring as the appointed secretary. Nancy was presented with the first President’s Award at the National Seminar in July for her years of service. During her time with the Board, the organization completely changed its governance model and recently underwent a rebranding that included a name change from the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
Mentoring new handbell directors and other handbell ensembles is of particular interest to Nancy. She enjoys leading workshops for directors and ringers, doing so extensively throughout the area on behalf of AGEHR.
Nancy is a founding director of the Western Pennsylvania Handbell Festival, an event for beginning and intermediate level handbell ensembles which holds an annual festival each spring. She has been honored to direct this festival along with several others.