Welcome!

Music United is a diverse association of people passionate about music in The United Church of Canada, Canada’s largest Protestant denomination. Musicians, clergy, laity, worship committee members – all are welcome to join us as we seek to further the cause of music within the church. Our mission statement:

Music United exists for the mutual encouragement and support of those who provide musical leadership in the worship of local congregations, presbyteries, conferences, and General Council of The United Church of Canada; and to do this by means of workshops, consultations, publications, and opportunities to work together for the greater glory of God.

Check out the Music United Membership Benefits!

Visit our membership page or e-mail us to find out about the benefits of joining our network. To God be the glory!

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February 20th Webinar video and chat available for viewing

Thanks to all who participated in our webinar discussion today. Great conversation, everyone! We look forward to further opportunities going forward.

The video and chat session is archived at http://edgenetwork.adobeconnect.com/ps6nkefmbd90/.

If you have further questions regarding music in The United Church of Canada please let us know!

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Music United online discussion – Tuesday, February 20, 12pm EST

Website to access the discussion:

Music United – It Matters

Join us for a grass roots discussion about Music United, its mission and purpose and ways in which musicians from The United Church of Canada and our partners can network to share ideas, resources, and advocacy issues. We know change is coming to the United Church, and Music United wants to be an engaged part of the discussion, to have our voices heard. As such, we need to hear from our membership, we need more voices (pun intended) so that we may determine how best to represent our members in the new UCC.

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Wading into the Waters – An Update on Navigating Licenses and Copyright

Do copyright questions make your head spin? Here are some answers to frequent questions, prepared by Convenors Bruce Harding (BC) and Brenda McLay (Manitou)

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Saint Luke’s United Church – Downtown Toronto requires a Music Director

Summary

The Music Director is a part-time position responsible for: in collaboration with the Worship Committee and the minister – selecting and playing appropriate music for Sunday and occasional services, e.g. Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, early morning Easter Service, Carol Service, and Christmas Eve; training and rehearsing with the choir; participating in meetings of the Worship, Praise and Music Committee; liaising with the Minister and Church Administrator/Office Volunteers regarding preparation of weekly or special bulletins, funeral services and wedding ceremonies; developing annual music budget for approval and purchasing music or other supplies; providing assistance and support to related congregational groups, such as the Hand chimes group.
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Video highlights from Music Matters 2017 in Saskatoon

Jordan Lesyk, our fabulous videographer for Music Matters in May, 2017, has sent us video highlights from the event. Thank you, Jordan!

Enjoy the video, and mark your calendars for Music Matters 2018 in London, ON, April 27-29!! Full details and online registration will be available in early January.

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Mount Albert United Church, East Gwillimbury, ON, seeks choir director/pianist/organist

The Mount Albert United Church in the town of East Gwillimbury, Ontario is seeking a choir leader and pianist/organist to join our enthusiastic congregation. Candidates with energy and ideas to inspire and provoke are invited to come and share in our journey forward. Continue reading

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Central United Church, Lunenburg, NS, needs Minister of Music

In the beautiful UNESCO world heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Central United Church is seeking a Minister of Music. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment with the Minister, musicians within the church, members of the congregation, and visiting musicians to lead all musical aspects of worship.
We have an enthusiastic, gifted choir and musical community. Music is highly regarded within Central United Church, and the Minister of Music has a key role to promote and enhance this part of our spiritual journey. RCCO standard salary.
(For more details, visit www.centralunitedlunenburg.ca. Please see the “Music” tab and select: “Employment Opportunities”.)
For more information, call: 1-902-634-4035.
End day to apply is November 15, 2017.

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Minister of Music wanted, Glebe-St. James United Church, Ottawa, ON

Glebe-St. James United Church, a centrally-located church serving both neighbourhood and city, is seeking a Minister of Music to work as part of its team ministry, beginning January 2018.

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MacKay United Church, Ottawa, ON, searching for Music Director

MacKay United Church is searching for a Music Director, for an interim period of time (four-month minimum, up to one year) to support the development of our evolving music program, including the choral portion of our worship service.

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Pickering Village United Church, Ajax, ON, seeking Music Director

Pickering Village United Church (PVUC) in Ajax, ON is seeking a music director to lead a well-rounded music program with traditional and contemporary styles. Music is an integral part of our congregation which has talented musicians and a vibrant 20-member choir.  Our worship typically features traditional organ and choir music often supplemented by piano, guitar and other instruments. The successful candidate will provide musical leadership, choir direction and accompaniment during worship.  PVUC has a Yamaha grand piano and a Johannus three-manual digital organ (Rembrandt 377 model) with 47 stops and a full pedal board (built c.2011). We seek an individual who is not only gifted musically but is personable and welcoming. This part-time contract position has negotiable compensation dependent on qualifications and experience. The position requires approximately 6-8 hours a week. More information is available at www.pvuc.ca.  Please send your resume to pvuc300@gmail.com by September 15, 2017.

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