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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Calvin Presbyterian Church and Deer Park United Church, Toronto, ON, seeking choral director

Seeking a Choral Director for Music Ministry

Calvin Presbyterian Church and Deer Park United Church are joined in an ecumenical shared ministry in the heart of Toronto at Yonge and St. Clair. We share a history, a neighbourhood, worship services and one Lord and Saviour whom we worship and trust.

We are seeking a Choral Director who will design and lead the music program and direct our choir which is comprised of paid section leads and dedicated volunteers. The Choral Director will work in collaboration with our resident Organist. The Choral Director will also work in collaboration with the Ministers, Choir and Worship Committee to develop and manage programming, events and the music budget. Continue reading

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Music Director wanted, Trinity United Church, Elmira, ON

Trinity United Church Elmira is seeking a creative and talented music director for an enthusiastic and evolving congregation. We are looking for an energetic, experienced individual to lead our choir, praise band, and other ensembles, while providing the musical direction for our contemporary and traditional services and developing the fullest use of music in the life and work of our church.  You will work alongside program staff and have professional expertise in at least one instrument, with very good pianist skills.  This is a part-time salaried position (10-15 hrs/wk), starting September 3, 2017. Continue reading

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45 x Contemporary cassock choir robes for sale

45 x Contemporary cassock choir robes for sale. 100% light polyester, durable and easy care fabric; purchased 4 years ago and gently used, worn approx. half of the year; full adult length robe, comes with full pocket on one side and slit pocket on the other side; colour is light blue, with corded navy piping edges that compliments all skin-tones; stand-up collar and cuffs ensures full coverage keeping group appearance uniform. Full set of 45 robes for $2000 CDN + shipping or contact us for smaller quantities. For more information contact Jennifer Alexander at mcctchoir@gmail.comblues robes

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Choir Director/Accompanist needed, Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon, ON

Bobcaygeon, ON – Trinity United Church invites applications for a Choir Director – Accompanist to join our vibrant church in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region, beginning September 2017.  The Choir Director/Accompanist will lead an enthusiastic choir and provide musical leadership for regular church services and special events.  The Sanctuary has a well-maintained “Rogers 525/535 Electric Church Organ” and a “K.Kawai Grand Piano”.  This part-time position will require 10 to 13 hours per week.  A complete job description is available at www.trinityprovidence.com or contact Connie at 705-738-2863.  Applications can be mailed to Trinity United Church, 44 William Street, Bobcaygeon, ON, K0M 1A0 or emailed to trinitybobcaygeon@gmail.com.

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O Canada Choir Project

My name is David Francois, and I hail from Cobourg, Ontario.

I am reaching out to choral groups across the country to share an exciting new project for this year’s Canada 150 celebrations. The O Canada Choir is a virtual choir and concert band performance of a new arrangement of O Canada.  Individuals can download sheet music and mp3 accompaniment tracks from the website, and record themselves performing their own part.  These individual performance videos will be combined into one grand performance for release on YouTube and other social media platforms. Please check out the introductory video and other links below.

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Music Director wanted, Kanata United Church, Kanata, ON

Kanata United Church is seeking a creative, energetic individual to lead our successful music program which is an integral part our worship and complements other aspects of the ministry. The ministry of music has evolved to play an important role in support of our children and youth, both in terms of their faith development as well as building life skills. The key aspects of the Music Director role include: Organist/Pianist, Adult, Intermediate and Children’s Choir Director, Band Leader and Production Director. For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit our website at: www.kuc.ca

Applications close: May 15, 2017

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Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Brighton, ON, needs Music Director

Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church (Brighton, Ontario) is searching for a qualified, enthusiastic and creative musician to play for and lead our choirs, using a variety of music styles. Responsibilities include providing piano/organ music for worship services in consultation with our minister and Worship Committee, leading choir practices and coordinating other musical talents. This requires eight (8) to ten (10) hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience and RCCO tables.
Email:  info@trinitystandrews.ca
Telephone: 613-475-1311

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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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