Bringing the Art of English Handbell Ringing to Southern California

Board Members

  • Artistic Director +

    Artistic Director Joe Rodriguez has been our Artistic Director since the founding of SDHR in 1999. He is also Director of Music and Organist at Faith Presbyterian Church near San Diego State University.
  • President +

    President Kathryn Kinslow became president of SDHR in 2017. She has been a member of the group for many years and has a keen business sense that keeps everything running smoothly for our 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
  • Secretary-Treasurer +

    Secretary-Treasurer Debbie Mason is one of the founding members of SDHR and currently serving as Secretary-Treasurer. In addition to taking and disseminating meeting minutes, she also maintains our records, budget, and reports, and handles donations, expenses, and related financial matters.
  • Events Coordinator +

    Events Coordinator Jenn Korngiebel has been with SDHR for almost as long as the group has been around. She has arguably the busiest board member job as the events coordinator. In addition to actively pursing performance opportunities and responding to inquiries for performances, she coordinates member availability to participate and manages logistics for every one of our performances.
  • Member at Large +

    Alan Blake is our current member-at-large. His duty is to keep SDHR informed on happenings in the community, attend annual meetings, and assist us as he is able.
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Joseph C. Rodriguez

Founding Director of the San Diego Harmony Ringers
Director of Music and Organist, Faith Presbyterian Church
Former Director of Operations for the Spreckels Organ Society (ret. 2010)





joe_riversideJOE RODRIGUEZ has directed San Diego Harmony Ringers since its inception.  He was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, where he studied piano with Angie Machado in Carmel. He graduated from CSU Los Angeles with a degree in Organ Performance and studied organ privately with Ladd Thomas in Los Angeles.  Joe has served as organist and music director at several churches in California, including Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena; First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley; College Avenue Baptist Church, San Diego; Fallbrook Presbyterian Church, Fallbrook; and is currently Director of Music and Organist at Faith Presbyterian Church, San Diego. He was the Director of Operations for the Spreckels Organ Society from 1999 until 2010.  In recent years, Joe has composed numerous musical arrangements and original works for organ and handbells.  San Diego Harmony Ringers has been privileged to debut several of Joe's handbell ensemble compositions.

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On Playing

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."

Johann Sebastian Bach

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P.O. Box 151524
San Diego, CA 92175

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
All donations are fully tax-deductible

First Sounds

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"First Sounds" audio CD available at any of our public or private events. Suggested donation is $5.