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

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UCCMA Conference 2021
All Virtual Format

Brave New World

July 8 - 10, 2021
Thursday evening to Saturday evening
Hosted by First Church of Christ, Glastonbury, CT

Complete info here.

Worship services, workshops, a special concert, vendors, networking with your colleagues and more all available on your computer. Topics on music, worship, community and technology.

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Brave New World -- Looking for Vendors!

Do you have music to sell? Liturgical artwork? Books? Crafts? A business or website to promote? For a low cost of $10, you can join our virtual marketplace at our online conference. The market will be available to conference attendees from mid-June to August 10, 2021 providing lots of exposure. Exhibitors can post their bio information, product descriptions, videos and run their own Zoom room workshops by using their own portal access. Sign up by going to our store here or click the “store” tab.

Brave New World -- Concert Open to the Public

Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.
You are invited to attend a virtual program of music by Connecticut-based artists Chorus Angelicus, the Hockanum Valley Ringers, UConn's Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir and special guest Paul Winter who will share excerpts from his Summer Solstice events combined with beautiful wooded nature scenes and live music from his barn and studio in Litchfield, CT. This special concert, which is part of Conference 2021, is open to the public by special access. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at our store.

Brave New World -- Festival Worship Service Open to the Public

Saturday, July 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Our closing worship service features a sermon by the Rev. John C. Dorhauer of the United Church of Christ, music by organist Jeffrey Brillhart, choral music by Chorus Angelicus and handbell music performed by the Hockanum Valley Ringers. Also featured is the winning hymn of UCCMA's hymn competition by Amanda Udis-Kessler. Join us for a simultaneous broadcast on YouTube. Watch here for a link.

UCCMA virtual choir video


This UCCMA virtual choir video of "Bring Us Peace" by Michele Hecht is available for use without any copyright restrictions. To download the video Click here and then click on the down arrow in the upper right hand corner

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 next conference will be held in Glastonbury, CT, July 8-11, 2021. 

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

Join us!

Michele Hecht
president@uccma.org
630-469-3096 ext 15

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