Roxanne B. Golden, a Music Education Graduate of Georgia State University, has served as Music/Worship Leader at Jasper United Methodist Church in Jasper, GA since 1999. She is also the Founder/Director of The Golden Bells of Atlanta, an elite handbell choir of advanced ringers now celebrating their 25th year together.
Roxanne’s music career began at the age of 12, playing piano and organ for her local church. At the age of 14, she began her career in church ministry and has served Metro Atlanta churches over the last 45 years. Roxanne is passionate about education and has studied with many over the years including Bill Griffin, Bob Ivey, Hart Morris and privately with Don Allured and John Behnke. She has served Handbell Musicians of America as Area 4 chair, GA chair, various planning and nominating committees, taught and directed at local and national events including Music and Arts Week at Lake Junaluska (1998, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015), Chorister’s Guild Mid Atlanta Workshop (2006), GA Baptist Conference (2009), Handbell Development Seminars with Jeffers, Inc., and instructs at GBA Workshops. Under her leadership, handbells have been featured at numerous award winning events all around the southeast. Roxanne is also an arranger/composer of handbell music and resides in Big Canoe, GA, with her husband, Dr. James Golden, and has three sons and six granddaughters.