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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!
(Our special group rate: only $126 per night!)

Non Stop Airport
To And From The Westin
Tampa Harbour Island

Blue One Transportation, The Westin’s preferred shuttle service in Tampa, offers non-stop transportation to and from the Tampa International Airport.  No reservations are needed. You may just call our transportation Hotline (813-785-9285) when your flight lands. You will then be directed to the nearest ground transportation area positioned at each of the opposite ends of the Airport.

When departing The Westin, shuttles leave every top of the hour from the
Front Desk area, starting 6:00am.
- $13 one way / for single passenger
- $11 one way / per passenger for groups of two or larger
Call (813) 785-9285 for more information

10th Annual Sound Connections: March 2–6, 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.

Register now for Sound Connections.

July 20 through September 30          $295.00

October 1 through December 15      $325.00

December 16 through March 2         $360.00

Group rate 3 or more                        $245.00

Daily Registration fee                       $100.00

You asked for it and we listened!

Registration includes a meal ticket.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday communal lunches plus Thursday evening banquet and concert with Unity World Orchestra and Chorus.


      Note: When you register for one event, you will receive a discount code in your confirmation email to use if you want to register for another event.



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 MekdeciUnity 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 worked 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 Riley – Team Chair

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 Wood Allen

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 Tabor

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 Lenati

Jacquie is a third year ministerial student at Unity Institute and serves as Media Specialist at Unity Worldwide Ministries. An award-winning filmmaker, she has owned her photography and video production company, Oh Shoot! Productions since 2002. Jacquie served as Creative Arts Director at Unity of KC North for five years. During her time there, she grew the volunteer music ministry to include dozens of regular participants including a rockin' band, solid song leaders, an awesome choir and even a cantankerous 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."


David Ezell

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 Lowry

Todd is the music director at Unity Spiritual Center, Albuquerque, N.M., and former copyright attorney for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.



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