Children's Division Clinician


Deanna Bell

Deanna Bell is the music teacher at Vestavia Hills Elementary East, conductor of the Birmingham Wind Ensemble, and an adjunct music professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has worked in Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia teaching elementary music, choir, and band in all grade levels from kindergarten to college.

Deanna earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The University of Alabama and her Master of Music Education from Samford University. In 2010, Deanna was awarded National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Music. Deanna received Orff Levels I, II, and III Certification from Samford University and Kodály Levels I, II, and III Certification from The University of Montevallo.

Deanna serves on the Alabama Kodály Educators Board, the Executive Board for the Alabama Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and is a District 3 Chair for the Alabama Music Educators Association. Deanna is the 2016-2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Vestavia Hills City Schools, and a 2019 SemiFinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award. 

Children's Division Info


Children's Dean

Ben Stone


Register your child for Music & Arts Week Children's Division if he/she is entering grades 3-7. Children who are entering the 7th grade have the option of registering for the Children's Division or the Youth Division.


Theory, Art, Signing, Newspaper, Handbells, Drama, Dance, and possibly others.

Note: Art requires an extra fee of $15

What to bring

Bible, good attitude, comfy clothes and shoes, bug spray, toiletries, towels, sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, swim suit, sunscreen, and paper and pencil. You can also bring other items for classes such as a musical instrument or a camera. You need to bring appropriate clothes and shoes if you want to participate in the ropes course, hiking, canoeing, or other outdoor activities during free-time. Children will wear jeans or denim shorts with the camp t-shirt for the concert.