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


    Portland Practice Group

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland, ME

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    Join the Portland Practice Group for a time of singing and learning at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church.

    All are welcome to share song and practice paperless their leadership skills in a supportive, gracious setting! RSVP below to let us know you're planning to attend!

     



  • Twin Cities Practice Group

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:45 AM
    United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN

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    Join friends for KOR (Norwegian for 'choir'), a sacred song circle in the Bigelow Chapel at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Tuesday through December 11.

    Come and sing! Lead a song if you have one to share. We will build our community one phrase at a time. Through acts of invitation, vulnerability, and trust we explore our ability to risk failure in service to the whole, that shared leadership is possible, and practice compassion as we create a new body.

    Pre-requisite: Come with an open heart. No previous singing experience, MMC workshop attendance, or audition required.

    RSVP below and share with friends! Click below to contact the host, Andrea Sorum, for more information.

  • Roanoke Area Community Sing and Potluck

  • Friday, December 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM

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    Our lively Practice Group in Roanoke will gather at the home of Jenny and Richard Fife on Friday, December 14. Share a Potluck Supper followed by a time of community singing, hosted by MMC's Roanoke Practice Group! 

    Contact Deborah Hunley at the email below for more information or visit the MMC Roanoke Facebook page. RSVP below and share with friends!

  • Music that Makes Community at The Bishop's Ranch

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM through January 23, 2019
    The Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg, CA

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    Music that Makes Community returns to the beautiful Bishop's Ranch in Sonoma County, CA for our sixth retreat, January 20-23. The Ranch is an ideal setting to spend three restful days singing, learning, and recharging for the year to come while enjoying the beauty of Northern California. 

    A dynamic team of MMC presenters including Conie Borchardt, Nehemiah Luckett, 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 1!

    Student/Seminarian Rates
    Students and seminarians are welcome to attend Music that Makes Community at a significant discount. Please contact Paul Vasile if you are a full-time student at a college, university, or seminary and would like to attend.

    The rates for our 2019 retreat are as follows:

    Single occupancy room: 
    Early Bird Rate (December 10): $675
    Regular Registration Rate (after December 10): $750

    Double occupancy room:

    Early Bird Rate (December 10): $600
    Regular Registration Rate (after December 10): $675 

    Commuters: 
    Early Bird Rate (December 10): $375
    Regular Registration Rate: (after December 10): $450

    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!



  • Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Bethany UCC in Chicago, IL

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    Join our newly-formed Chicago Area Practice Group: Northside for their quarterly gathering. 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, February 05, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, February 5 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.

  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Music That Makes Community is excited to make our first visit to the Philadelphia area, sharing paperless music and leadership practices! St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Gladwyne will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song.

    We begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with dinner and an intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families of all sizes and configurations. Community SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required! We'll share songs that enliven the spirit, nourish the soul, and remind us that we belong to each other. 

    We'll continue on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll 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.

    MMC presenters will also offer worship leadership at St. Christopher's on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

    Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada. 

    Individual Registration Fee: $80
    Duo Registration Fee: $140 (two individuals)
    Family Registration Fee: $175 (up to four individuals)

    Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost.

    Scholarships are available for students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more.

    The workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.



                                                            

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, February 5 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.

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, April 2 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.

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, May 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.

Music that Makes Community
paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org
(929) 266-4662
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New York, NY 10030