Krishna Ersson discovered handbells while studying engineering and math at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His diverse interests in music, dance, science, and technology and his belief that growth comes through constant challenge fueled a passion for exploring the unique artistic expression made through modern handbell ringing. Before moving away from the Boston area Krishna performed for six years with the Back Bay Ringers, founded the Back Bay Quartet, a handbell ensemble known for their entertaining arrangements and exciting performances, and was principal percussionist with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony. He enjoys attending high-level national ringing events, such as Distinctly Bronze, and was a member of the nationally auditioned Handbell Musicians of America All-Stars ensemble that performed at the 15th International Handbell Symposium in Liverpool, England. Krishna can now be found teaching handbell and auxiliary percussion techniques at workshops and seminars throughout New England and nationally. He has taught at many Area I Festival Conferences, Directors’ Seminars, and local skill-building workshops, and served as the massed conductor clinician at the 2014 Area I High School RingOut. He currently serves on the Area I Board of Directors and is the Chair of the 2019 Area I Festival Conference. Although originally from Portland, OR, Krishna lives in Guilford, CT and leads software development at a medical imaging startup.