Mark your calendars, everyone! Music Matters, our annual educational gathering and AGM for Music United will be at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, May 5-7, 2017! Your Music United Executive is working hard getting the programme for the event together, and if you have ideas for workshops you would like to see or other hopes and dreams for the event please let us know!
More details will be posted as they become available. We’ll see you in Saskatoon!
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.
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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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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
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.
Trinity United Church, Smiths Falls, ON, is inviting applications for Director of Music to maintain a tradition of high quality music in our worship services, as of March 17, 2017. We are seeking someone with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills to work with ministry personnel and the Spiritual Leadership Team, and to lead a diversely talented adult choir. The successful applicant will have to opportunity to develop a variety of music styles with a well-maintained four-manual Baldwin electric organ and a Heintzman grand piano. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, including salary expectations to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be treated with confidentiality. The job description is available at church website: www.trinityunitedsf.ca.
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!
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
Bridge Street United Church in Belleville, Ontario has openings for:
an Interim Director of Music starting January 3, 2017 and concluding with the hire of a Director of Music starting as early as feasible in 2017.
Both are contract, part-time positions of up to 20 hours per week.
For more information, see www.bridgestreetchurch.com.
The United Church in Meadowood (UCiM) is a congregation that grounds itself in personal relationships with Christ, nurtures itself in fellowship of the Church and empowers itself through God to seek justice in the world. We are proud of the fact that the UCiM is an affirming Church where all are welcome. We seek a Music Director for: Music leadership for weekly rehearsals, for Sunday Services and for 2 or 3 special music offerings annually, along with the required rehearsals. Continue reading
We’re excited to announce that Music United, in partnership with the Edge Network of The United Church of Canada, hosted its first webinar! A chance for everyone involved in worship and music leadership in the church to gather and talk about important issues. Here’s the description:
A “Call”: which leader feels the greater sense of call? In co-leadership, how do we all get
along? How do we balance the use of power, unique congregational cultures, and service to the Creator? How do we help make each other’s expression of ministry a collegial, positive and fulfilling experience? Join panel volunteers Fred Graham, Jason Locke, Rev. Bill Steadman, and Patricia Wright as they explore issues, resolutions and healthy relationship pointers during this open discussion.
You can check out the archived video and chat from the webinar here. And please send us your suggestions for future topics!