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Sound Connections Music Conference 2015!
The 10th Annual Sound Connections and the emPower Posi Music Festival combine for one amazing New Thought Music Week
at the Westin Harbour Island in beautiful Tampa, Florida!
10th Annual Sound Connections: March 2–5, 2015
Keynotes: Karen Drucker and David Roth
Attend the premier New Thought music conference for the latest resources and tools for your church’s music ministry.
10th Annual Posi Music Festival: February 27–March 2
Meet all your favorite artists (bring your booking calendar) for workshops, song circles, jams and three nights of concerts including the “Pajama Jam” Music Showcases and the 10th Annual emPower Posi Awards.
Totally Cool Song School: February 26 and 27
Hone your songwriting skills with the best songwriters on the planet. Small classes, meals included.
It will be an awesome, total immersion into Positive Music. It also means you won’t have to choose between which event you can attend.
Ministers, Music Directors, musicians, music teams - Mark your calendars now for an event you won’t want to miss!
What Some of 2013 Attendees Had to Say
"I’ve never experienced anything like it. By day two I had begun to really understand what I had been missing and I felt an internal shift that I intend to use to add to our music ministry. Thank you all." Lyn Atterbury
"I want to let you know how awesome my experience was at SC this year. It rates as one of my top-ten lifetime experiences. I am open to receive and will have lots to share next year!" Love and Blessings, Doreen Lowery
"Thank you! A truly wonderful week! Who needs Unity Village! Let’s go to Florida! The conference was awesome! Thank you for your unending enthusiasm and hard work." Natalie Coffin
Your Music Ministry Team . . .
|Richard Mekdeci – Unity Worldwide Ministries Liaison|
Richard has served on the music ministry team since its inception in 1996. After 5 years and over 70 retreats, providing music and special programs for Unity Village Retreats, he now works at the Unity Worldwide Ministries home office producing the Sound Connections e-newsletter, Sound Connections Music Conference, and new songbooks and resources for music ministries in the field.
Sue has chaired the Ministry Team for 8 years, amassing a substantial body of music for our ministries through the Songs from a World Awakening songbook series. Sue has been the music director at Unity Church of Clearwater, Fla., for more than 20 years. She is Vice President of EmPower Music & Arts, and an instructor at the Summer Songs songwriting camps. Sue is also an award winning songwriter, and sought-after performer and songwriting coach.
Melinda is a singer, choral director, actress and songwriter working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She received much of her formal classical training in Germany and Spain where she performed primarily opera, and now sings professionally in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, country, musical theater and pop. With almost 25 years experience in music ministry, she has grown a choir from 8 voices to over 70, and understands the challenges of every size choir. She is currently music director at Harmony Fellowship in Fort Worth, Tex.
Blair has been senior minister for 24 years at Christ Church Unity in San Diego, Calif. He is an author, composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His passion is helping people feel connected to God.
Jacquie is currently a ministerial student at Unity Institute and serves as Creative Arts Director at Unity of Kansas City North, Mo. She is the owner/operator of her own photography and video production company, Oh Shoot! Productions which has won awards at international film festivals. Jacquie's duties at Unity of KC North expand beyond music ministry and into the arts in general, managing over 25 volunteers that rotate in either the band or as song leaders, an awesome choir and even a bell choir! "It is said that love is a language we all speak, I would offer that music and the arts are the alphabet and sentence structure that carry our meaning of love into expression."
Megon McDonough has been a celebrated performer, singer/songwriter, recording artist and actor for over 30 years! She has recorded 12 solo CD's and is included on 9 compilation CD's. She is a licensed Practitioner at The Bodhi Center and loves creativity coaching, and helping heal our inner artist. Megon currently serves as Music Director for Unity Northwest in the Chicago area.
David is a composer, arranger, conductor and webmaster. After a career as a high school, college and community orchestra director, primarily serving African-American communities in South Carolina, he retired in 2006. In 2007 he founded Heart Wind Music, which offers online distribution of New Thought sheet music and audio. Also in 2007, he joined the Music Ministry Team. In 2012, Unity Worldwide Ministries selected Heart Wind Music to host its Online Choral Library. David has been a church music director since 1983, and is now at Unity of Columbia, S.C.
Todd is the music director at Unity Spiritual Center, Albuquerque, N.M., and former copyright attorney for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.
Rev Sheryl MeyersSheryl is a ordained Unity minister with a Master of Divinity from Unity Institute. She currently serves as the senior minister at Unity of the Heartland in Olathe, Kans. She also served as the music coordinator and choir director of New World Unity Church in Springfield, Va., for two years. Sheryl has traveled to several Unity churches throughout the country to facilitate the spiritual discernment process participating in Life’s Unfolding with church board members, lay leaders and entire congregations who have used this process to reach clarity on their individual and community direction.
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