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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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Music Director needed at Bracebridge United Church, Bracebridge, ON

Bracebridge United Church is seeking a music director to begin in September, 2015.  This part-time position is one of five positions on a ministry team also comprised of two full-time ministers, a church administrator, and a youth worker.

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Accompanist needed at Brechin United Church, Nanaimo, BC

Brechin United Church is seeking an experienced music accompanist to play piano and organ for worship services and special events beginning in September, 2015. The successful applicant will work in co-operation with a Choral Director, the Worship Team and the Minister to enhance the spiritual experience of worship. Time commitment will be 8 hours per week; salary will be commensurate with training and experience according to Royal Canadian College of Organists guidelines. Closing date for applications is August 28, 2015.Position guide available. Please send email applications with resume to brechinuc@shaw.ca.

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Choir Director needed at Brechin United Church, Nanaimo, BC

Brechin United Church is seeking an experienced Choral Director to provide leadership to the choir and congregation for worship services and special events beginning in September, 2015. The successful applicant will work in co-operation with an Accompanist, the Worship Team and the Minister to enhance the spiritual experience of worship. Time commitment will be 7 hours per week; salary will be commensurate with training and experience. Closing date for applications is August 28, 2015. Position guide available. Please send email applications with resume to brechinuc@shaw.ca.

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Pianist/Choir Director needed for St. Andrews United Church, Pakenham, ON

St. Andrew’s United Church in Pakenham, Ontario is looking for a music director. Our Director of Music is responsible for working with the Minister to set music for Sunday and other services, managing the senior choir and occasionally working with the Sunday School. If you are interested in this position please find the job description on our website at: http://www.standrewsunitedpakenham.org/new-employment-opportunity-director-of-music.html

Please submit your résumé, including references, and your availability for an interview between August 24 and 28, by e-mail to: rjtees@hotmail.com no later than August 20, 2015.

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Accompanist needed at The United Church in Meadowood, Winnipeg, MB

The music program at the United Church in Meadowood is essential to fulfill personal and shared ministry though music, song and dramatic expression. The church is seeking to fill a contract positon for a pianist/accompanist.

This positon will entail playing before, during and after Sunday services and at Easter and Christmas services, accompanying weekly choir practice and, in consultation with the Ministers, providing leadership for the congregational singing of hymns and responses.  Other duties may be mutually agreed upon by the Accompanist and the Ministry and Personnel committee.
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Calvin Presbyterian and Deep Park United Churches, Toronto, ON, looking for joint Director of 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 Director of Music Ministry who will design and lead the music program, be proficient playing the organ and piano, and direct our choir which is comprised of paid section leads and dedicated volunteers. The Sanctuary is graced with a well maintained forty-stop, three-manual pipe organ, built for the Church by Casavant Frères, in 1927, and a 6-foot Heintzman grand piano. Continue reading

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Our 2016 AGM and Music Matters Event – Suggestions, please!

Your Music United Executive has tentatively chosen April 29 – May 1, 2016, as the dates for our next AGM and Music Matters continuing education event. Would your church consider hosting us? Or do you know of a good location for us to consider? We want to hear from you!

Since we were in Ontario for  our 2015 event, at Emmanuel United Church in North Bay, ON, we’re hoping to be outside of Ontario for 2016. Previous years we have been in Red Deer, AB (2014), Riverview, NB (2013), and Brandon, MB (2012).

Email Brenda McLay, our program person, with your suggestions by July 31, 2015. We’ll be making a decision by early in the Fall. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support!

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Music Accompanist needed, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew, ON

Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew is seeking a music accompanist to start in September of 2015. This person shall provide musical accompaniment for all regular worship services.

The total time commitment is 4 hours per week. An honorarium is provided.

Interested applicants shall submit their resumes by email, at office@tsarenfrew.ca, before Friday, August 7, 2015. If you have any questions, please call 613-432-2285.

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Minister of Music wanted for Lynn Valley United Church, North Vancouver, BC

Lynn Valley United Church (LVUC) is on a holy adventure, taking risks to discover how “church” can support healthy communities, foster close relationships and bring peace to the world, by serving in ways that are new and uncertain. Music is a key component of the way we intend to respond to this call. We have an open invitation to anyone who wants to join us on this adventure as our new Minister of Music.

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Music Director wanted, Olivet United Church, Hamilton, ON

Music Director,
Olivet United Church
40 Empress Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L9A 1M3

Olivet United Church is seeking a part-time Music Director, for a term beginning August 1, 2015 and ending July 31st, 2016. The Olivet congregation enjoys a wide range of music experiences with regular participation by our Chancel Choir and our Praise  Group and occasional participation of a Hand Bell group and our Junior Church Children.  Our sanctuary has wonderful acoustics, a Baby Grand piano and a 2 manual Allen Digital Computer (1988) organ.  A Yamaha DGX 650 B keyboard is also used in worship and rehearsals.  Three upright pianos are available in other areas of the Church.

Olivet United Church, as a part of the United Church of Canada, is called to serve God’s Mission.  Throughout its history, music has been an integral part of its worship services
opportunity to praise God.  Music in our worship services supports the scripture and messages and is at times praise, prayer, and celebration.

The Job Description is available from the Church website at www.olivetunited.org
Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Beth Beasley, c/o Olivet United Church,olivetunited@rogers.com by June 16, 2015 at 12 noon.  Please include “Music Director Position” in the subject line when submitting electronically.

If interviewed you will be required to provide three references (preferably at least two of the references will be from former employers).

Thank you for your interest in this position.

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