Inspiring, educating and nurturing those who minister through music and the arts

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.

 George Elliot

For Individuals

We are colleagues seeking to help each other as we live out our call to minister through music and the arts.

Whether you are guiding five cherubs with a guitar or 100 singers with 200 ranks of organ pipes, running a concert series or designing the cover of your church’s worship bulletin, writing poetry or learning the first steps of sacred dance, you are welcome to join us and become a part of the vast reservoir of resources and knowledge that we collectively offer to each other. 

Though rooted in the UCC, we are happy to welcome all church affiliations.

For Churches

To list an open music position, send complete information to Ruth Striegel. Your listing will appear in the job listings page of the website and in our newsletter.

We also offer an institutional membership for up to six staff members of one church or organization to join us for one fee. More information is here.

A complete guide to hiring a musician is available by clicking here. It includes practical information and worksheets in a format that can be filled out on a computer.

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We Offer to Our Members:

  • Worship, Music & Ministry, a professional journal issued digitally three times per year
  • Six digital newsletters per year
  • Access to membership directory and job listings
  • Regional workshops and webinars
  • Discount on national conferences
  • Support from the Board of Directors
  • Active social media

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 next conference will be held in 2023.

A 2021 seasonal greeting and welcome message from UCCMA President Gregory Chestnut.



Check us out! Sign up for three months of UCCMA resources. Take a look at our online journal, peruse the job listings, check out our current and past events, receive our newsletter. If you like us, you can renew as a full member. This is a one-time offer for individuals.


2021 UCCMA


Our conference was live-streamed on July 8 to 10 and was a smashing success! Recordings of all material will continue to be available for registrants on the event website until January 8, 2022. 



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West Hartford, CT 06137

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