There are three types of events listed on our calendar: MMC Workshops, which we plan collaboratively with hosts all over the US and Canada; independent Local Practice Group gatherings led by presenters and participants from the Music that Makes Community network so that song leaders can hone their skills and support one another in their song leading; and Community Events, which are events that are not necessarily planned or hosted by MMC presenters or participants but are relevant to our work and listed by members of our network for the benefit of the paperless song leading community. 

Upcoming Events


    Albuquerque Practice Group

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church

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    Join the newly-formed Albuquerque Practice Group as they meet to share song and practice paperless leadership in a supportive, gracious setting. 

    Participants are welcome to stay for potluck supper at 5PM and for an intergenerational, multilingual worship service at 6PM. Those who wish are also welcome to lead a song in worship (but by no means required!).

  • Music that Makes Community at The Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center

  • Sunday, October 08, 2017 at 06:00 PM through October 11, 2017

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    Join us for our second gathering of musicians, clergy and lay leaders at The Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center from October 8 to 11 to recharge and renew your congregational song leading skills. A team of MMC's master teachers will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's repertoire of sung prayer and praise. And enjoy beautiful fall foliage, hearty meals, an evening sing around the campfire, and hike the wooded shores of Otter Lake.

    See photos from last year's retreat!

    The workshop begins with dinner at 6 PM on Sunday, October 8 and ends with lunch on Wednesday, October 11. Attendees will be able to check in starting at 3 PM on Sunday.

    The Conference Center is most convenient to the Manchester, New Hampshire airport (about a one hour drive) and is about two hours from Boston, MA and from Hartford, CT.

    Three kinds of rooms are available at the Conference Center. See photos of the rooms on the Conference Center website.

    Cabins: 3-4 people share a large room outfitted with twin beds and shared bathroom
    Early Bird Rate (before September 1): $450/person
    Regular Registration Rate (after September 1): $525/person

    Shared lodge: hotel-style rooms with two beds for two people to share (some are twin- and some are full-sized)
    Early Bird Rate (before September 1): $550/person
    Regular Registration Rate (after September 1): $625/person

    Single lodge: hotel-style rooms with two beds can be reserved for a single occupant
    Early Bird Rate (before September 1): $600/person
    Regular Registration Rate (after September 1): $675/person

    We are pleased to be able to offer scholarship to seminarians, students, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile to inquire if you or your congregation qualify for assistance.

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  • Music That Makes Community at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM through October 18, 2017
    Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center

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    Join a dynamic, three-day gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people to recharge and renew your congregational song leading skills. An inspiring team of Music That Makes Community presenters will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's repertoire of sung prayer and praise.

    The three-day workshop begins at 10 am on Monday, October 16 and ends with lunch on Wednesday, October 18. Attendees will have the option at registration to check in early on Sunday, October 15. Otherwise check in begins at 9 am on Monday, October 16. See the registration page for lodging options and pricing.

    We're excited to gather at Cross Roads, a welcoming, ecumenical retreat center and camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the NJ Synod of the ELCA. They are accredited with the American Camp Association.

    Cross Roads is most convenient to Newark International Airport (EWR), a one hour drive away. Participants are responsible for securing transportation from the airport to the retreat center. For those commuting by car, there is convenient parking on the Cross Roads property.

    The costs of the event are subsidized by a generous grant from Region 7 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

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  • Chapel Hill Community SING

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 at 07:00 PM

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    Join us for a Community SING at The Episcopal Church of the Advocate on Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to learn paperless songs from diverse spiritual traditions, languages, and cultures, led by a dynamic team of Music That Makes Community presenters including Marilyn Haskel and Paul Vasile.

    We'll gather in the historic, carpenter gothic church building that was moved, lovingly restored, and repurposed by the congregation in 2012. The acoustics inside the nave have been described as being “like in the inside of a guitar,” perfect for unplugged instruments and a cappella singing.

    The event is free; please RSVP below to let us know you're coming. 

    MMC will also host a One-Day Paperless Music Workshop at the church on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the basics of paperless music, learn new songs to enrich your community's worship life, and reflect on strategies for cultivating participatory singing and liturgy.

  • Music That Makes Community One-Day Workshop at The Episcopal Church of the Advocate

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 09:30 AM

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    Music That Makes Community is excited to make our first visit to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, sharing paperless music and leadership practices! Join presenters Marilyn Haskel and Paul Vasile for a one-day paperless music workshop at The Episcopal Church of the Advocate on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the basics of paperless music, learn new songs to enrich your community's worship life, and reflect on strategies for cultivating participatory singing and liturgy.

    We'll gather in the historic, carpenter gothic Episcopal church building that was moved, lovingly restored, and repurposed by the congregation in 2012. The acoustics inside the nave have been described as being “like in the inside of a guitar,” perfect for unplugged instruments and a cappella singing. 

    Register HERE!

    MMC will also host a free Community SING at the church on Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to learn paperless songs from diverse spiritual traditions, languages and cultures, led by a dynamic team of Music That Makes Community presenters.

    Registration Fee: $25
    Refreshments, a light lunch, and workshop materials are included.

    Discounts are available for students, seminarians and seniors. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more.

Music that Makes Community
paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org
(929) 266-4662
131 Odell Clark Place, Apt. 3A
New York, NY 10030