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

Photos from Conference 2019 at First Congregational UCC in Madison, Wisconsin


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For Individuals

We are colleagues seeking to help each other as we live out our call to minister through music. Whether you are guiding five cherubs with a guitar or 100 singers with 200 ranks of organ pipes, 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. 

For Churches

To list an open music position, send complete information to Greg Chestnut. 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.

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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Michele Hecht
630-469-3096 ext 15

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