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Join us for a grass roots discussion about Music United, its mission and purpose and ways in which musicians from The United Church of Canada and our partners can network to share ideas, resources, and advocacy issues. We know change is coming to the United Church, and Music United wants to be an engaged part of the discussion, to have our voices heard. As such, we need to hear from our membership, we need more voices (pun intended) so that we may determine how best to represent our members in the new UCC.
Hosted by Layton Peck and Bruce Harding:
Layton Peck (Facilitator)
Layton is experienced in managing for change and is a retired executive and life long musician who is the current Chair of Music United. He has been a Licensed Lay Worship Leader in Ottawa, Fraser, and Saint John Presbyteries and has served as the principle musician at the First United Church Mission of Vancouver. He sings in the choir at Hampton United Church in Hampton NB, and is currently the President of United Church Men of the Maritimes. He is also Head Football Coach and coaches on the New Brunswick under 16 team. He will be leading and directing the discussion.
Bruce Harding (Host and resource person)
Bruce Harding is a composer, multi-instrumentalist (flutes, vocals, guitar, bass, percussion) and intercultural facilitator from New Westminster, BC, with a PhD in Musicology from The University of Toronto exploring the development of hymn tune repertoire in The United Church of Canada, 1925-1975. Harding was Managing Editor for More Voices, the United Church supplement to Voices United, and he is an active member of the executive for Music United: the United Church of Canada Association of Musicians. He serves as Contractor for Music Ministry at Crossroads United Church in Delta, BC, is a teacher/collaborator at the Naad Foundation, an intercultural centre for the performing arts in Surrey, BC, and he plays with a variety of global fusion ensembles.