Karen Bauman, Liaison to Music Leadership Certification (MLC)
My UU music leading involvement began as it may have for you – with a phone call from a Music Committee chair. Mine was from the Duluth, Minnesota UU congregation where my family and I had just recently started attending:
“I noticed on your visitor card that you play the piano and have experience leading hymns. Our pianist just quit and we could really use your help. Are you available?”
Liaison to Music Leadership Certification
I joined UUMN seeking inspiration, connection, and resources to help my congregation grow and prosper. I had strong support from the congregation for becoming credentialed and because of my education through the UUMN, our music ministry has deepened bringing added inspiration to this faith community’s spiritual life. Attending conferences has opened me to a world of possibilities for music in UU worship and community. Discovering the richness of music resources that clearly sound our UU values has blessed my congregation with awesome choral selections, solos of all sorts and a UU musical grounding that would not be happening otherwise up here in northern Minnesota.
The experiences I had while learning so much motivated me further into leadership within the UUMN. I see so much potential within this organization for invigorating our denomination! It is an honor to serve as the Liaison to Music Leadership Certification.
Visit the UUA website to learn more about the Music Leadership Certification program.