Music Matters 2017!! May 5-7, 2017 at St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, SK

We’re very excited to be holding our annual meeting and music education event this year at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, SK, in Saskatchewan Conference of The United Church! Our official programme begins on Saturday, May 6, but since we’re partnering with St. Andrew’s College this year we thought it would be fun to hold our event on convocation weekend, when many people are in the city already for the festivities.

 Visit our Eventbrite page to register. $45 registration (Saturday lunch included). Everyone who is interested in church music is welcome – choir directors and singers, organists/pianists and instrumentalists, all levels of ability. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Saskatoon!

We have recommendations for accommodation for out-of-town attendees and parking information for St. Andrew’s College here.

Event schedule and workshop information after the break… Continue reading

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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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St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, ON, needs Music Director

St. Albans Church is a new congregation started in 2011 in one of the most historic parishes of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, a Spirit-Led, Christ-Centred, Contemporary Urban Church located in downtown Ottawa. Continue reading

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Coordinator of Contemporary Music Ministry wanted, Wellington Square United Church, Burlington, ON

Wellington Square United Church, Burlington, Ontario is currently seeking an innovative, dynamic, person who can help draw people near to God and into the experience of praising God through music.  While working in a team oriented church organization, the focal point of this ministry will be the contemporary component of our worshipping style that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of Wellington Square United Church.  This part-time position (12 hours weekly) begins as early as May 1, 2017.  For more specifics about this job opportunity and our congregation, please refer to www.wsquare.ca.  Applications, including cover letter and resume will be accepted at wsquareuc@gmail.com until Monday April 3, 2017.

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Coordinator of Traditional Music Ministry wanted, Wellington Square United Church, Burlington, ON

Wellington Square United Church, Burlington, Ontario is currently seeking an innovative, dynamic, person who can help draw people near to God and into the experience of praising God through music. While working in a team oriented church organization, the focal point of this ministry will be the traditional component of our worshipping style that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of Wellington Square United Church. This part-time position (12 hours weekly) begins as early as May 1, 2017. For more specifics about this job opportunity and our congregation, please refer to www.wsquare.ca.  Applications, including cover letter and resume will be accepted at wsquareuc@gmail.com until Monday April 3, 2017.

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Call for Proposals: Music Leader(s) at the 43rd General Council 2018

Interested in leading music at the next General Council gathering in July 2018? Proposals are now being accepted, deadline March 31. Full details in the attachment: GC43 musicians

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Ryerson United Church, Hamilton, ON, needs Music Director

Ryerson United, Hamilton requires an energetic and creative Music Director, competent with our instruments (see www.ryersonunitedhamilton.com) and familiar with Church liturgy, to lead our choirs and congregation in worship. Working with our minister, you will prepare and present both traditional and contemporary hymns and anthems selected to complement each service’s worship theme. This position becomes available September 1, 2017. Send your letter and CV to ryersonmdsc@gmail.com.

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Northlea United Church, Toronto, ON, seeks a Music Director

Northlea United Church (125 Brentcliffe Rd., Toronto ON, M4G 3Y7 in North Leaside) is currently seeking an enthusiastic musician with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills to work creatively with our Minister to lead our music program. We are searching for a versatile individual who envisions music and congregational singing as an integral part of the worship experience and who is equally a skilled organist and pianist. Continue reading

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United Church of Christ Musicians Association gathering in Boston, MA, July 9-12, 2017

Feel like a summer road trip and looking for a great educational opportunity? Musicians from our sister denomination in the USA, The United Church of Christ, are gathering in Boston this summer for their biennial conference, July 9-12. By all accounts it will be an amazing event for musicians of all skill levels, so if you’re interested check their event page for further details.

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Hymn Society annual conference, Waterloo, ON, July 16-20, 2017

The Hymn Society in the US and Canada is meeting this summer in Waterloo, ON! A great opportunity to meet fellow church musicians, sing together in four-part harmony, learn from experts in the field, and just have a wonderful time together. Full information available on the Hymn Society website.

And for emerging scholars of hymnody, there is an opportunity to submit research on congregational song at a special forum during the event. Deadline is April 1. See the HSUSC Call for Papers for further details.

Come one, come all!

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Grace United Church, Thornbury, ON, seeks Director of Music

Grace United Church is inviting applications for Director of Music to maintain a tradition of high quality music in our worship services, as early as March 17, 2017. We are seeking someone with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, to lead a diversely talented senior choir. Continue reading

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