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

Our biennial national conference offers three and a half days of innovative worship services, workshops, music for purchase and networking opportunities for attendees. All are welcome to join us.



National Biennial Conference
July 9 - 12, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts
Empowering Musicians, Transforming Communities

Do plan on attending the 2017 UCCMA National Conference, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts! The planning committee has been working very hard to create a conference that will nurture, invigorate, and inspire. Housing, workshops, and conference rehearsals will be held at Simmons College, located on the Fenway neighborhood, steps away from the historic Museum of Fine Arts and Fenway Park. Each night, attendees will experience one of Boston’s historic churches in neighborhoods rich with the story of our nation, and led by a variety of ministers, musicians, and musical styles: The United Parish in Brookline, First Church in Cambridge, Old North Church in the North End, and Back Bay’s Old South Church.

During our time together, we will learn, make music, and worship with some of Boston’s finest spiritual and musical leaders: the Rev. Dr. Mary Luti, formerly of First Church in Cambridge and Andover Newton Theological School; the Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister of Old South Church in Boston; AndrĂ© de Quadros, co-founder of the Empowering Song approach to music education; Betsy Burleigh, chair of the department of choral conducting at Indiana University; Jane Money of Boston City Singers children’s choruses; Griff Gall of the Back Bay Ringers handbell choir; Willie Sordillo, specialist in jazz worship; Megan Henderson of the Cambridge Revels early music ensembles, and many others!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Susan DeSelms, Conference Chair
Minister of Music
The United Parish in Brookline

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For questions and help, contact Kate Hendrix at 857-488-8297.

United Parish in Brookline

First Church in Cambridge

Old North Church. Boston

Old South Church, Boston

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