Join us for Music Matter 2015 in North Bay, Ontario, April 17-19!

After previous annual gatherings in Brandon MB, Moncton NB, and Red Deer AB, we’re very excited to be holding our annual meeting and music education event this year at Emmanuel United Church in North Bay, Ontario, in Manitou Conference of The United Church. Visit our Eventbrite page to register. We’ll see you in North Bay!

Registration cost:

  • Early bird registration by March 31 – $40
  • After March 31 – $50

Event schedule and details after the break… Continue reading

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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
Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Mary Beth Beasley, c/o Olivet United Church, 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 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, 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 The deadline for applications is May 22, 2015.

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Director of Music required, Stairs Memorial United Church, Darmouth, NS

Director of Music Ministry for a friendly, well established congregation located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Must be an accomplished musician in pipe organ, electronic keyboard and piano. Able to direct a small but enthusiastic choir.

Position available as of August 1, 2015.

Direct enquiries to Wendy Clark-Perro, church secretary, 902-466-4389, or

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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 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 Inquiries and/or applications can be submitted to

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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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Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew, ON, seeks music accompanist

Trinity St Andrew’s United Church in Renfrew, Ontario, is currently searching for an accompanist. This person shall provide musical accompaniment for all regular worship services of our church. They shall support our music director and 15 voice choir. The instruments with which they shall work are:

  • a pipe organ, the Essex series made by the Rogers Organ Company; and
  • a K. Kawai baby grand piano.

The total time commitment expected is 4 hours per week with 5 Sundays off per year. An honorarium is provided.

Inquiries can be made or resumes submitted to the Rev. Russell Wardell at

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Amadeus Choir Seasonal Song-Writing Competition

Attention children and youth. The annual song-writing competition of the Amadeus Choir of Toronto is for you this year! Send in your songs by the October 24 deadline to be considered, and hear your work sung in December if you win.

Details and an application form are on the Amadeus Choir website.

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