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Mary Liao


Mary started her handbell soloist career with Dr. Ardis Freeman's CSU Long Beach University Handbell Choir in 1985.  She has been ringing handbell for over 37 years and specializes in solo/ensemble, and traveling 4-i-h &  6-in-hand techniques. 
Mary performed handbell solo : "The Swan" at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (The Music Center) in 1987, accompanied by Master Chorale Orchestra.   Mary invented her own perpendicular 6-in-hand technique based on math xyz axis angles and directions, and has been performing her famous solo "Sabre Dance" since 1987 using 6-in-hand techniques.   

Mary is current a member of two professional handbell ensemble groups: Pacific Bells Handbell Ensemble, and Timbre.  Mary is also the former director of East Valley Children's Choir & Handbell based in Walnut, CA.

Mary is a math major and performs at various locations in U.S., Canada, and Taiwan.   Mary also founded a Creative Handbell Foundation to promote handbell concerts and classes in Southern California area.
  She is currently the handbell director at Arcadia Community Church.