Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN)
The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMA) is to nurture, educate, and inspire Unitarian Universalist (UU) music leaders to create dynamic and transformative music ministries and to model and promote shared ministry.
UUMN was founded in 1982 by a few dedicated musicians with a desire to establish an organization whose primary purpose was to further the role, quality and importance of music in UU congregations. It is dedicated to fostering the spirituality and ministry of music and provides mutual support, education, informational resources and opportunities for the professional growth of UU musicians everywhere. It boasts a membership of over 600, including but not limited to music directors, pianists, organists, ministers, choir members, and music committee chairs.
A highlight of the UUMN is the annual summer conference, held in a different geographical location each year in July. It features five days of sharing, learning from master clinicians, and networking with other UU musicians to enhance musical skills and share resources. The organization offers a Good Offices program designed to provide counsel and assistance to music staff regarding work-related church, staff or congregational issues.
Approximately every three years UUMN hold a UU Children's Choir in conjunction with their annual conference to foster and encourage UU music leaders of tomorrow.
- President: Shawn McCann
- Moderator: Deborah Weiner
- Secretary: Sarah Jebian
- Treasurer: L.H. Brown
- Trustees-at-large: DeReau Farrar, Marjorie Herman, Amanda Thomas
- Executive Administrator: Julie Enersen
- Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Liaison to UUMN: Julie Shaw.
Category: Professional Organizations/Ministry