There are three types of events listed on our calendar:

  • MMC Workshops planned collaboratively with hosts around the United States and Canada;
  • Local Practice Groups led by presenters and participants from the Music that Makes Community network, providing opportunities to hone our skills and support one another in song leading;
  • Community Events presented by organizations affiliated with MMC for the benefit of the wider musical community.

Upcoming Events


    Community SING in Roanoke, VA

  • Monday, December 09, 2019 at 07:00 PM


    All are welcome to a free Community SING at St. James Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia! Community SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required! In observance of the season of Advent, we'll sing some paperless songs that speak of new birth, enduring hope, and the healing of this world God so loves. After the singing, we'll end the evening with Compline and share refreshments before heading home.

    The evening of participatory singing will be led by organizers of our MMC Practice Group in Southwestern VA.

    RSVP below to let us know you'll attend!

  • Hudson Valley Interfaith Practice Group

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    We're excited to announce a new Interfaith Practice Group in the Hudson Valley. We'll gather in the Rectory behind St. John's Episcopal Church. Bring a song to share and/or one that you'd like to learn to teach! 

    For more info, please call Ana Hernandez at (914) 357-0365 and leave a message.  

    The group meets monthly on the Sunday after the full moon (mainly the 3rd Sunday of the month).

  • Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bethany UCC in Chicago, IL

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    Join our Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside for regular gatherings at Bethany UCC. All are welcome to sing with others, learn new tunes, and strengthen your song-leading skills! 

    Contact group organizer Spencer Foon with any questions!

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, January 07, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, January 7 at 5:30 p.m., hosted by the Cathedral of the Incarnation in downtown Baltimore. This is a great opportunity for those who've attended MMC workshops to practice their song teaching skills and learn new paperless repertoire. While geared toward folks who’ve attended an MMC event, all are welcome to sing.

    RSVP below. For more information, please contact coordinator Barbara Cates.

  • Winter Retreat at Ghost Ranch

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 at 06:00 PM through February 02, 2020
    Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM


    Share a weekend of singing, worship, and learning in community with Sylvia Miller-Mutia, David Poole, and Paul Vasile. Together we’ll explore the ancient and new practice of paperless (oral/aural tradition) music leadership, sharing songs as people did before music or words were written down.

    – Learn leadership skills and strategies for sharing paperless songs in your community;
    – Build a repertoire of songs that can be led with groups of varied ages and musical experiences;
    – Worship and reflect in community, deepening into spaces of listening and
    – Explore how the energy we create through singing affects what we do in worship as a whole, as well as other parts of our human lives.

    Registration Rates: 
    All Inclusive, Double Occupancy with Private Bath: $580.00
    All Inclusive, Double Occupancy with Shared Bath: $544.00
    All Inclusive, Double Occupancy with Communal Bath: $345.00
    Commuter: $265.00

    Click here to view lodging descriptions and learn more about traveling to this beautiful property in the high desert of New Mexico.

    REGISTER HERE!

    Music That Makes Community is a non-profit organization working with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate communities’ spiritual life through singing. For over twelve years we have developed and shared music leadership practices grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity for the benefit of musicians, clergy, and lay leaders throughout the United States and Canada. Our hope is that Music That Makes Community offerings supplement and enhance what congregations already do, offering repertoire and leadership skills that support vibrant, communal music making. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada.

  • Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 04:00 PM
    Bethany UCC in Chicago, IL

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    Join our Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside for regular gatherings at Bethany UCC. All are welcome to sing with others, learn new tunes, and strengthen your song-leading skills! 

    Contact group organizer Spencer Foon with any questions!

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