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 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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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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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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Choir Director/Organist needed at St. Paul’s United Church, Scarborough, ON

St. Paul’s United Church, Scarborough, ON
(near Kingston Rd. and Midland Ave.)
We are looking for an choir director/organist to assume duties July 1, 2015. We want to continue to develop and challenge our talented 16-member SATB choir and to maintain the imaginative contribution of music to our worship and our outreach in the community. Duties average 10 hours per week, with a regular Sunday worship service at 10:30 am. and a Thursday choir practice from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. We have an electronic two-manual Johannus organ, model 520; an excellent upright Yamaha piano; and a Yamaha electronic piano, all in the sanctuary, plus three other pianos in the church. Email applications (cover letter and resumé) to stanleyfarrow@rogers.com or contact Stan Farrow in writing at 267 Chine Dr., Scarborough, ON, M1M 2L6 or by telephone at 416-267-2834.
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Music Director Needed for Anglican Church in downtown Ottawa

Church of the Ascension is searching for a part-time music director to plan worship music, coordinate volunteer musicians, play keyboard/organ, and lead singing for the services. Music at Ascension is eclectic, and reflects the diversity of the community and the gifted musicians who offer their skills. It ranges from traditional and contemporary hymns to Taizé and praise music. Jazz and classical music, along with folk, the blues and world music also play important roles in our worship. The goal of music at Ascension is primarily to honour God, to help the community celebrate and offer support on our journey of faith.
For details, see www.churchoftheascension.ca/music, or call 613-236-3958.
Please submit resumes and inquiries to Music Director Search Committee,
c/o Church of the Ascension,
253 Echo Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1N3;
or email search@churchoftheascension.ca. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2015.

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Director of Music Ministry wanted at First-Metropolitan United Church, Victoria, BC

Our church is seeking a talented music leader who wants to share their love of music with our diverse community. This is a 25 hour/week position at First Metropolitan which has a city-wide congregation in Victoria and is home of the Epiphany Explorations annual conference. Information on this opportunity and the application process can be found atwww.firstmetvictoria.com. Interviews will begin the week of May 11, 2015.
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Music leader/Accompanist wanted, Knox United Church, Parksville BC

Knox United Church, Parksville, is looking for a music leader/accompanist. We are a large, active congregation in transition, excited about our future. Music is important to us. Come and be part of our journey! The contract position has the responsibility of providing music leadership and accompaniment for worship. This annual contract is for 48 weeks, 10 hours per week. Contract terms and compensation of $12,500 are negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience. The closing date for applications is May 1, 2015. The full position description is available on the Knox United Church website www.kucparksville.ca Inquiries and/or applications can be submitted to musicsearch@kucparksville.ca.

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Pickering Village United Church 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.
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