Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist choirs and worship ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2020 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, which meets in Minneapolis, Minn. from May 5 -15, 2020.
To apply for an invitation to General Conference, groups are asked to submit a letter of application that includes the following:
1) Name of group
2) Name of primary contact person along with email address and phone number
3) Brief history/bio of the group including the number of members, general age range, group’s location, and any unique characteristics
4) A link to a private YouTube video of the group performing
The application should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2019.
“One of the many strengths of the United Methodist Church is the diversity of our denomination. General Conference affords us an opportunity to experience God in many ways in a central location,” said Raymond Trapp, Worship and Music Director. “When choirs, dancers, and artists come together, we witness the many ways through which the power and beauty of God is manifested and shared through the arts. We are grateful for all those who have agreed to make this journey to General Conference from all parts of the world in order to be a blessing.”
Performance opportunities for invited choirs and ensembles include worship services and/or a lunchtime showcase venue. Groups are responsible for their own expenses.