Consent Preferences

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

Upcoming events

    • March 16, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • ZOOM

    Doing More With Less: Open Forum

    Jim Boratko, Host

    We’ve all experienced attrition in our music programs. Our choirs have dwindled, gotten older, gotten unbalanced. The handbell choir goes into a panic when one person gets sick. Retirees move away to the Promised Land. Children are off playing sports. Musical instruments go unused. How have you adapted? What creative remedies have you cooked up? Let’s share our ideas, our successes, our flops in an open forum. There will be lots to discuss!

    This is a free, one-hour conversation on ZOOM. All are welcome. 12 noon ET / 9 am PT. Please register for the event to receive the Zoom link.

    The recording of this event and all of our Saturday Sharing conversations can be found on our YouTube channel.

    • April 27, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • ZOOM

    Hearing Health: What Your Ears Want You to Know

    Briana Ricco, Audiologist
    Greg Chestnut, Host

    There is no denying that we work in a noisy environment. A full organ, a resounding chorus, blaring trumpets, opera-trained soloists -- all are inspiring but they do present a workplace hazard when rehearsing and performing in close proximity. How can we protect our hearing from damage in these situations? What are the signs of hearing loss? When should our hearing be tested? Why are hearing aids important? How can hearing aids help in various acoustical settings? How can we help our choir members with hearing aids? This is important information for both young and old.

    Join Host Greg Chestnut and Audiologist Briana Rico as they discuss all the ways to optimize good hearing health. There will be time for questions.

    Briana Ricco, AuD, CCC-A, has a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst MA (May 2020) and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Worcester State University, Worcester, MA. She is on the staff of Solinsky Hearing Center of Central Connecticut.

    This is a free, one-hour conversation on ZOOM. All are welcome. 12 noon ET / 9 am PT. Please register for the event to receive the Zoom link.

    The recording of this event and all of our Saturday Sharing conversations can be found on our YouTube channel.

    • July 10, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • July 13, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • First Congregational Church, Greenwich, CT

    Join us in person for workshops, worship services, concerts and programs, meaningful worship services and networking with your colleagues. We will be hosted by the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Connecticut. From Wednesday evening through the Saturday morning 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 challenging times.

    For complete conference information go to Conference 2024.

    Registration and payment Information:

    The early bird rate is available through the end of the day April 15th (ET). Pricing includes all events and meals. For cancellations, refunds are available until June 24, 2024 minus a $25 processing fee. Individual day registration is not available.

    To receive members' rates, UCCMA members must log in with the email address we have on file and your password. Forgot your password? You can reset it when you log in.

    If you wish to pay by check, select the invoice option. It will be immediately emailed to you with instructions on how to pay.

    Questions? Write to Jim Boratko, Registrar, at

Past events

February 17, 2024 Royalties for Spirituals: Where Are We Now?
January 20, 2024 Saturday Sharing: Singing Welcome as an Antiracist Practice
September 30, 2023 Saturday Sharing: Music Copyright for Churches
July 08, 2023 Anthem Reading SANDWICH & Biennial Meeting
May 06, 2023 Saturday Sharing: Finding a New Balance
April 22, 2023 Saturday Sharing: Gussy Up Your Music, Part 2
March 25, 2023 Saturday Sharing: Gussy Up Your Music
July 22, 2022 Sing Your Faith. Refresh Your Spirit
February 26, 2022 Royalties for Spirituals Webinar: Our Use of Spirituals in Worship and How to Pay for Their Use
January 14, 2022 An Evening with Dr. Kathy Bullock, Live Streamed
July 11, 2021 UCCMA Conference 2021 REPRISE
July 08, 2021 UCCMA Conference 2021 - Brave New World
July 18, 2020 Webinar: Virtual Choir Rehearsal with Dr. Keith Hampton
June 12, 2020 Webinar – Church Musician Check-In
October 26, 2019 Choral Workshop with Greg Chestnut
October 19, 2019 Connecticut Choral Festival with guest conductor Tom Trenney
September 21, 2019 Reading Session with Composer Diane Hannibal
June 25, 2019 Conference 2019
March 17, 2018 Super Saturday in Massachusetts
July 09, 2017 Conference 2017
October 28, 2016 Choral Festival: with Bob Chilcott, Guest Conductor
October 22, 2016 Handbells for Beginners Workshop -- for Directors and Ringers
October 21, 2016 Fall Gathering of the Florida Conference
June 20, 2016 UCCMA Reception at Houston AGO Convention
April 09, 2016 UCCMA Regional Workshop: Hymn Playing and Choir Recruitment
March 09, 2016 Kidzbeat

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