The conference will be offered in an all-virtual format. Registration will open by March 15, 2021.
Join us online for workshops, worship services, a wonderful concert, vendors and networking. We will be virtually hosted by the First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC in the historic town of Glastonbury, Connecticut. From Thursday evening through the Saturday 4 pm closing worship service, we provide a plethora of activities that will enhance your music skills and give you resources and ideas for new ways of expressing God's Spirit in these pandemic times. We also provide glimpses of the historic scenery around the church in Glastonbury, which you would have enjoyed if you had come in person as originally planned. Join us instead online for a mental reset and spiritual refreshment with a taste of Connecticut.
Note our Connecticut-based talent!
Choral Clinician Gabriel Löfvall, Director of Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus
Walden Moore -- Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Kasha Breau, organist, planning committee member and wildlife rehabilitator who will show us historic Glastonbury and wildlife along the Connecticut River.
On Friday evening we will present a video concert of music featuring seven-time Grammy award winner, Connecticut resident Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Consort with an additional appearance by Connecticut's Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus conducted by Gabriel Löfvall. Chorus Angelicus is a renown Connecticut-based children's choir and Gaudeamus is their adult component. Some of our clinicians will also present their musical skills in concert as well.
Our Closing Worship Service
The conference will culminate in a worship service at 4 pm on Saturday that will showcase the creative possibilities of video worship. Our preacher will be the Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.
Most workshops will consist of a 45-minute video followed by 15 minutes of live questions with the clinician.
The Online Experience
All events will be streamed at the times listed (Eastern Daylight Time). Most of the material will be prerecorded, but portions will be live and interactive, such as the Q&A following the workshop presentations, the annual meeting, and the social time. The website platform will make these transitions seamless. All of the conference material will be available to you after the event is over until August 15, 2021. We fully expect the conference schedule to be challenging and we invite you to attend as much as you can absorb and catch up later on the sessions that you missed.
Micah House Interior
First Church of Christ, Congregational Glastonbury, Connecticut
All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Thursday, July 8
Friday, July 9
Saturday, July 10
Registration will open by March 15.
UCCMA members must log in to your accounts to receive the member price.
UCCMA Member Early Bird: $195
Early Bird pricing is available through May 1, 2021. The fees give you access to the entire conference. Individual days are not available.
If you are not a UCCMA member and would like to join, go to Join us page, sign up, pay by credit card and then return here to register for the conference.
Financial assistance from the John Stansell Scholarship Fund is available to first-time conference attendees who might not be able to attend without aid. For info, contact Michele Hecht, UCCMA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for vendors who would like to sell music, books and items related to our conference. Vendor fee is $10. If you are interested, contact us at email@example.com.
Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Host Church
The First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC was formed in 1692 and the current meetinghouse was built in 1939. It is located on Main Street in Glastonbury among a number of historic old homes with the Connecticut River meandering nearby. The sanctuary houses a beautiful 3/31 Schoenstein organ installed in 2003. Next door to the meetinghouse is Micah House Chapel, originally the historic home Thomas Hale, known as the Thomas Hale Homestead. It was acquired in 2016 and renovated and expanded in 2017 to include a beautiful, new chapel space. The front rooms of the house were faithfully preserved and decorated in the style of the times. Go here for more about the First Church of Christ in Glastonbury.
Micah House and First Church Sanctuary