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, September 27, 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 Practice Groups: Round Four

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    Zoom


    Virtual Practice Groups first gathered in 2020, as a creative way to explore the possibilities of song leadership and singing in virtual spaces and have become an amazing space for fellowship, networking, song writing, and skill-building. Here's an article from the MMC blog where you can learn more about them!

    Our fourth cohort will begin at the end of September 2021 and meet every other week for four total sessions, facilitated by two MMC leaders. 

    Register here: https://forms.gle/medSEtBrkqJUuHns5

  • Heart Songs: Lament, Longing, & Love

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    Lake Nokomis Recreation Center


    Gather for an informal singing time to re-center our hearts in community. Simple songs will be led paperlessly/taught by ear by Conie Borchardt, other song leaders, and you, if you have a song to share. Visit Conie's website for the Zoom link!

    Join us. Bring friends. (Signup for the email reminder here; select Heart Songs)

    Songs will be about the human experience and in that way, spiritual in nature, but not specifically religious.

    This is a space intended for self-care, however that shifts for you in every moment. Bring water. Come and go. Sit in a chair, lie on the floor, or stand as you need to. 

  • Composing Ourselves

  • Thursday, September 30, 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, Oct. 14, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
    Thursday, Oct. 28, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
    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

  • Resonance Walk with Katie Reimer

  • Saturday, October 02, 2021 at 02:30 PM
    Sakura Park in New York, NY


    “It doesn’t have to be
    the blue iris, it could be
    weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
    small stones; just
    pay attention, then patch
    a few words together and don’t try
    to make them elaborate, this isn’t
    a contest but the doorway
    into thanks, and a silence in which
    another voice may speak.”
    -Mary Oliver, Praying

    God is constantly singing through all of creation. When we pay attention to the songs within and around us, we are attuning ourselves to the divine. Join us for a walk in New York City that brings together the movement of our bodies with the melodies of the earth and the rhythms of the city. Bring the songs of your own experience, along with a listening heart and comfortable walking shoes.

    We will meet at 2:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Sakura Park, Corner of Riverside Dr. and W 122nd St (meet inside the park), New York, NY.
    Our walk will end at 4:00 pm at Harlem Meer, 199 Central Park N, New York, NY.

    To RSVP, fill out this quick google survey: https://forms.gle/KUrqoZUfXxdhgyE36

    We'll be singing outdoors, distanced and masked as we journey. You're welcome to be present in ways that honor your body's safety and comfort. Donations warmly welcomed. In partnership with MMC, Katie Reimer will be facilitating this event.
  • Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, October 04, 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 

     

  • Advent Worship Webinar

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 06:15 PM
    Zoom


    Join us for our annual Advent Worship Planning Webinar, this year with a special focus on hybrid worship experiences for the season. Recognizing many faith communities have moved to blended in-person/online worship, we're gathering a creative group of liturgists and song leaders from within the MMC community to share songs, liturgy, and collective brainstorming to help us listen and respond to sacred text, rooted in our individual, national, and global contexts. It's an excellent way to jumpstart your relationship with themes and readings for the Advent season.

    Suggested donation for the webinar is $50. After the event, participants will receive a link to a recording (to share with your planning team or worship committee), as well as a PDF with printed resources.

    Register here!

  • Morning Grounding: Fall 2021

  • Monday, October 11, 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 

     

  • Edmonton Practice Group

  • Saturday, October 16, 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, 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 

     

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