From our President
The United Church of Christ Musicians Association is a vibrant national grassroots organization of musicians and pastors (of any denomination) who are continually seeking new ways to worship, connect and uplift people through music and the arts. Every two years, we host a three-day national conference in the summer, each time in a different area of the U.S. It is filled to the brim with outstanding directors, clinicians, performers and worship experiences. It is a time for church musicians and pastors to learn, experiment, connect and grow. Our 2019 conference in Madison, WI was held June 25-28, and featured several expert musicians and leaders like Albert Pinsonneault (on faculty at Northwestern and director of The Madison Choral Project), John Behnke (AGEHR Publishing, Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble), Bruce Bengtson (international concert organist), Greg Zelek (Principal Organist, Madison Symphony Orchestra), Richard Bruxvoort Colligan (composer, Pulpit Fiction podcast), Bryan Sirchio (singer/songwriter, Convergence Music Project), Randall Swiggum (Elgin Youth Symphony, Madison Children’s Choir) and Bryan Johnson (Director of Sacred Music at Trinity UCC, Chicago).
Our next conference is planned for Summer 2021 in Connecticut.
We offer to our members:
- Three professional journals per year
- Six digital newsletters per year
- Access to membership directory and job listings
- Regional workshops
- Discount on national conferences
- Support from the Board of Directors (response to inquiries)
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