MUSIC

Welcome to the United Presbyterian Church Music Ministry

 
We strive to offer music at United Presbyterian that represents the talents and interests of our congregation and musicians.
 
If you are interested in participating in our music ministry, please contact our Music Director, Misha. We are always interested in incorporating new musicians and offering a variety of music.

Music Schedule

Wednesday Evening:
7:00-8:30 Hosanna Choir
(September through June)
 
Sunday Morning:
8:30 Praise band rehearsal
9:00-9:30 Hosanna Choir warm-up and sound check
10:00 Service

Meet our Music Director:

Michelle Mayers, also known as Misha, has been our music director since September 2011.  She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Music and a Master of Arts Teaching.  She taught band and choir for ten years in public schools, including Philomath, Albany, and Grants Pass.  She currently works with the Oregon Department of Human Services as Community Partnership Coordinator.  She has lived in Oregon all of her life and is proud to be an Oregon State Alumni.  Go Beavs!
 

E-mail: upcmusic@outlook.com
Phone: (541) 926-5551 ext 315

Meet our Organist:

Nancy Kirkelie studied piano for twelve years under Justin A. Miller, of Albany. She began an organ career at the age of fifteen, as a summer replacement. This turned into a permanent position at Lebanon’s First Presbyterian Church, which lasted fifty-three years. She served as Director of Music in Lebanon, for twenty-five years, directing the church choir, concert chorale and gospel choirs and the five-octave Carillon Memorial Handbell Choir, besides her organist duties. She has been organist at UPC for over ten years. Nancy and husband Ken, have two married children, two granddaughters, three step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Praise Band:

Our praise band currently has 5 members, including piano, guitar, bass, drums, and vocal.  Praise band meets prior to service every Sunday, with additional practices during the Summer.  We always interested in new members. Music or chord reading required.