If you don't see any workshops in your area, and are interested in hosting one, please contact paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org.

Upcoming Events

    Music that Makes Community at The Bishop's Ranch

  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 06:00 PM through January 17, 2018
    The Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg, CA


    Music that Makes Community returns to the beautiful Bishop's Ranch in Sonoma County, CA for our fifth workshop over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, January 14-17. The Ranch is an ideal setting to spend three restful days singing, learning, and recharging for the year to come while enjoying the temperate climate of Northern California. 

    A dynamic team of MMC presenters including Kerri Meyer, Donald Schell, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, plenaries, 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. Take a walk in the surrounding vineyards and enjoy breathtaking views of the Russian River threading through the valley. There's no better place to take some time to reconnect with the joy of singing in community, and we hope you will join us!

    Attendees can register to stay at the Ranch and enjoy delicious food prepared by the Ranch's chefs, or participate as a commuter. Take advantage of discounted early registration rates by reserving your spot before December 8!

    Track for Returning Participants
    We will again offer a special track for those who have attended a Music that Makes Community event but want to hone their skills and reconnect with other song leaders. And we are pleased to offer attendees from past MMC events a special 10% discount. Use the code SINGMORE at checkout. The offer expires November 20, so sign up today! 

    Group and Student/Seminarian Rates
    Members of a group of two or more receive $25 off tuition for each group member. Use the code GROUP to apply the discount when you register.

    Students and seminarians are welcome to attend Music that Makes Community at a 30% discount. Use the code STUDENT if you are a full-time student at a college, university, or seminary.

    The rates for our 2018 retreat are as follows:

    Single occupancy room: 
    Early Bird Rate (extended to December 8): $650 
    Regular Registration Rate (after December 8): $725

    Double occupancy room:

    Early Bird Rate (extended to December 8): $575
    Regular Registration Rate (after December 8): $650 

    Early Bird Rate (before December 8): $350
    Regular Registration Rate: (after December 8): $425

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

    Click here to register for Music that Makes Community at the Bishop's Ranch!


  • MMC One-Day Workshop at St. John's Anglican Church in Vancouver, BC

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    St. John's Anglican Church, Shaughnessy in Vancouver, BC, Canada


    Music That Makes Community is excited to make our first visit to Vancouver, BC, sharing paperless music and leadership practices! Join presenters Debbie Lou Ludoph, Donald Schell, and Scott Weidler for a one-day paperless music workshop at St. John's Anglican Church, Shaughnessy on Saturday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Explore the basics of paperless music, learn new songs to enrich and strengthen your community, and reflect on strategies for cultivating participatory singing and liturgy.

    See paperless music being taught and learn more about the work of MMC here. 

    MMC will also host a free Community SING at the church on Friday, February 23 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 and Lonnie Delisle, Musician-in-Residence at Vancouver School of Theology and Director of Music at Canadian Memorial United Church.

    Registration is free but you are required to register your attendance below. Refreshments, a light lunch, and workshop materials are included.

    The workshop is generously sponsored by The Vancouver School of Theology and The Anglican Diocese of New Westminster.



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