This unique outreach celebrates music that transcends boundaries and offers music to all people. The Sylvia Vance Concert Series, launched in 2022, showcases the music of our neighbors locally and the gifts of musicians across the country. All concerts are free and open to the community. No tickets are required. A love offering is accepted at each event.
Children’s choirs, handbells and handchimes for all ages, worship team, and chancel choir all minister regularly as part of our worship.
The Chancel Choir, open to ages high school to adult, rehearses and leads worship from September to May, and occasionally can be found offering special music during summer services. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00PM – 8:15PM with Sunday morning warm-up at 10:30AM. The Church of the Master Chancel Choir prides itself on offering music from all genres including: classical, spirituals, jazz, traditional, and contemporary choral literature. Twice a year the Chancel Choir offers a music lead worship service or masterwork as part of worship. Yearly Church of the Master Chancel Choir participates in Westerville Habitat Partnership’s progressive Christmas concert. The church, decorated for the Advent and Christmas seasons, opens its doors while the choir offers musical selections of the Christmas season, all while supporting the work of Westerville Habitat Partnership. To learn more about getting involved, contact Christopher Bowling, Director of Music and Worship Arts, at email@example.com.
Worship Team leads the music and worship of our 9AM Manna worship service offering a wide range of music styles from Taizé to contemporary Christian. To learn more about getting involved with Worship Team, contact Christopher Bowling, Director of Music and Worship Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Handbells have been a major part of our music ministry for many years. In 2021 we celebrated Kim Hoessly’s 30 plus years of service as our Handbell Director, with a new commission piece “Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by handbell arranger and composer Karen Buckwalter. Participating in the handbell and chime programs is a way to connect to the music ministry of our church. We have several ringing opportunities for ages 6-adults.
Exultation Ringers: this group is open to adults and High School youth. The Ringers have rehearsals on Wednesdays from 6-7pm from September - May. They play a variety of music, using 5 octaves of handbells and 4 octaves of chimes, for primarily the 11am worship service. We also have smaller ensembles that play throughout the year.
Youth Handbells: open to youth in Middle and High School, the Youth Handbell Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 5-5:30; offering 3 sessions: late October-December, January-early February, late February-March. We welcome all levels of experience and those new to music are welcome! This group participates at the 11am worship 3-4 times annually.
Children’s Chime Choir: Children in 1st - 5th grades are invited to join Chime Choir, which meets on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Players do not need to know how to read music to participate, but it is important that they are committed to regular attendance (and that their parents are committed to getting them there). Chime Choir usually plays during Worship on Christmas Eve and on 3 other Sundays throughout the year.
If you sing or play an instrument and would like to offer your gift in a worship service, please contact Christopher Bowling, Director of Music and Worship Arts at email@example.com
Church of the Master is currently looking for 5 paid music interns!
Choral- 4 Choral interns are needed to sing with the Chancel Choir. Choral Interns would be asked to prepare 1 piece (not memorized) from sacred/classical literature and sight read a choral line.
Instrumental- 1 Instrumental/guitar intern is needed to assist in accompanying the 9 AM service. Guitarist would be asked to sit in with the 9 AM music ensemble. Music will be provided in advance of audition.
All interns would audition for the Director of Music and Worship Arts, according to their specific area. Interns would participate in weekly rehearsals and worship services. To learn more about the internship opportunities, contact Christopher Bowling, Director of Music and Worship Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org