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


    Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, October 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Zoom

    Join Music that Makes Community for a weekly touchstone that includes singing, silence, sacred text, and community connection. We'll gather at 10 a.m. EDT (9 CDT / 8 MDT / 7 PST) each Monday for a 30-minute gathering followed by coffee and conversation.

    MMC leaders host the gathering, drawing from many musical and spiritual traditions. 

    The original Zoom link will remain the same. If you haven't joined us yet, you are most welcome! 

    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu-orDkqGdAt71j7A5ZybxSlbVcDS4EA 

     

  • Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Zoom

    Join Music that Makes Community for a weekly touchstone that includes singing, silence, sacred text, and community connection. We'll gather at 10 a.m. EDT (9 CDT / 8 MDT / 7 PST) each Monday for a 30-minute gathering followed by coffee and conversation.

    MMC leaders host the gathering, drawing from many musical and spiritual traditions. 

    The original Zoom link will remain the same. If you haven't joined us yet, you are most welcome! 

    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu-orDkqGdAt71j7A5ZybxSlbVcDS4EA 

     

  • Composing Ourselves

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Zoom


    Composing Ourselves is a supportive space for first-time and seasoned song-creators alike, a regularly-convening song composition group with special sessions exploring approaches to song-writing. 

    Composing Ourselves is a new MMC offering rooted in the conviction that we are all song creators, and the tunes we need for this moment can be written by us for our communities' needs, questions, challenges, and hopes. Like Virtual Practice Groups, participants will gather around the process of writing and sharing songs as a way of cultivating resilience in these challenging times, with supportive facilitators sharing inspiring prompts and inviting improv and play.

    Each session offers a playful, exploratory space to notice how the different elements of music fuse with text. There will be singing, improv, creative prompts, and spaces to create and receive feedback within a supportive context. We'll have special guests each session offering insights that help nourish and spark our creative work.

    Registration is on a sliding scale, from $300 to $150 (total) for six (6) sessions, plus drop in times for song sharing and ongoing learning. The group will gather for the first time on Thursday, September 30 at 7 pm Eastern Time. 

    Additional meetings will be:

    Thursday, Nov. 11, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
    Thursday, Nov. 18, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time (in place of Nov. 25/Thanksgiving)
    Thursday, Dec. 2, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time

    Register here: https://forms.gle/BcpVmRkvPmKc9Bge9

  • Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, November 01, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Zoom

    Join Music that Makes Community for a weekly touchstone that includes singing, silence, sacred text, and community connection. We'll gather at 10 a.m. EDT (9 CDT / 8 MDT / 7 PST) each Monday for a 30-minute gathering followed by coffee and conversation.

    MMC leaders host the gathering, drawing from many musical and spiritual traditions. 

    The original Zoom link will remain the same. If you haven't joined us yet, you are most welcome! 

    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu-orDkqGdAt71j7A5ZybxSlbVcDS4EA 

     

  • Music that Makes Community Song Circle in Brunswick, ME

  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Zoom

    Join the paperless singing movement! We’re building a nonjudgmental community that embraces our shared humanity and promotes liberation for all through song, breath, and movement.

    Online singing sessions hosted by Pat Cannon and Mary O'Brien will begin October 5th and continue the first Tuesday of the month through May. Songs are simple, soulful, and satisfying. You are welcome to bring tunes to share, or just come to sing. Follow up links and mp3 will be sent afterward.

    Follow Brunswick Sings on Facebook to be in the loop for future song and sound events!
  • Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, November 08, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Zoom

    Join Music that Makes Community for a weekly touchstone that includes singing, silence, sacred text, and community connection. We'll gather at 10 a.m. EDT (9 CDT / 8 MDT / 7 PST) each Monday for a 30-minute gathering followed by coffee and conversation.

    MMC leaders host the gathering, drawing from many musical and spiritual traditions. 

    The original Zoom link will remain the same. If you haven't joined us yet, you are most welcome! 

    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu-orDkqGdAt71j7A5ZybxSlbVcDS4EA 

     

  • Virtual Fall Retreat

  • Friday, November 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM through November 13, 2021
    Zoom


    We look forward to gathering for our two-day Virtual Fall Retreat. Leaning into rest and renewal through singing and silence, we'll explore what our bodies, minds, and hearts need for the upcoming Advent and winter seasons, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we gather through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation.

    Together, we'll experience participatory learning and singing, sharing music from a wide variety of traditions and reflecting on leadership practices useful in a range of contexts, virtually and in-person, from interfaith devotional spaces to choir rehearsals to protest and movement spaces. The schedule is below, and it provides ample opportunities to engage meaningfully with others online and enjoy time away from your screen.

    Registration for the retreat is on a sliding scale, from $125 to $70 USD total, including mailed workshop materials. We ask that you pay what is generous and affordable with gratitude for the time and skill of our presenters. An invoice will be sent for the amount indicated.

    Register here!

  • Edmonton Practice Group

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    Knoppers Hall in Edmonton, AB, Canada

    Come to join these MMC-style practice sessions, where we bring music, aurally teach the music to each other, and explore how best to teach and experience shorter participatory music for worship.

    Each session is independent - you are welcome to one, or to all. 

    Fee: $15 each session. Register on the Sanctuary Sounds website.

  • Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, November 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Zoom

    Join Music that Makes Community for a weekly touchstone that includes singing, silence, sacred text, and community connection. We'll gather at 10 a.m. EDT (9 CDT / 8 MDT / 7 PST) each Monday for a 30-minute gathering followed by coffee and conversation.

    MMC leaders host the gathering, drawing from many musical and spiritual traditions. 

    The original Zoom link will remain the same. If you haven't joined us yet, you are most welcome! 

    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu-orDkqGdAt71j7A5ZybxSlbVcDS4EA 

     

  • Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Zoom

    Join Music that Makes Community for a weekly touchstone that includes singing, silence, sacred text, and community connection. We'll gather at 10 a.m. EDT (9 CDT / 8 MDT / 7 PST) each Monday for a 30-minute gathering followed by coffee and conversation.

    MMC leaders host the gathering, drawing from many musical and spiritual traditions. 

    The original Zoom link will remain the same. If you haven't joined us yet, you are most welcome! 

    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu-orDkqGdAt71j7A5ZybxSlbVcDS4EA 

     

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