New Name, Mission & Dues Structure
Thursday, August 23, 2018
On August 3, 2018, the membership of our organization overwhelmingly voted to approve a name change. As of January 1, 2019, our organization will be known as the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries (AUUMM).
Also approved is our new mission statement: "The mission of the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries is to support music and worship arts professionals, leaders, and those they serve through advocacy, education, and inspiration."
Additionally, we have updated our membership fee structure which will reduce rates for many of our current members while making it more affordable for congregations with multiple music professionals and music leaders to join AUUMM as a staff team:
Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries Membership Fees
Adopted August 3, 2018,
In effect October 1, 2018
1. REGULAR MEMBERSHIP LEVELS (voting)
Regular I - $150 - for paid music staff engaged in full-time employment (1.0 FTE)
Regular II - $125 - for music staff paid for at least ¾ time (.75 FTE) but less than full time (1.0 FTE)
Regular III - $110 - for music staff paid for at least 1/2 time (.5 FTE) but less than ¾ time (.75 FTE)
Regular IV - $90 - for music staff paid for less than 1/2 time (<.5 FTE)—Note that this includes ALL unpaid music staff regardless of hours worked
Lifetime membership - $3000 or $200/year for 15 years (in lieu of above Regular membership dues)
Team membership - $50/person - available to additional music staff, paid or unpaid. Must be in conjunction with purchase of ONE membership at any of the Regular Levels I-IV or Lifetime Membership who are currently serving the congregation.(Congregations unable to meet this fee level may apply for funding assistance)
Professional - $80 - for music professionals and leaders who are unaffiliated with a specific congregation (freelance musicians/troubadours, composers, etc.) and retired program directors
2. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (voting)
Associate membership - $75 - for ministry professionals of other UUA professional organizations (UUMA, LREDA, UUAMP, etc.)
3. AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP (non-voting)
Affiliate membership - $50 - those who wish to support the work and mission of the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries
These changes provide the foundation upon which we will move forward in shared ministry, collaborating with our colleagues from all of the UU professional organizations.