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.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 01, 2019Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY
How have you and your community been affected by racism and privilege? How do you talk about it? Do you have the skills to have conversations in your community across differences?
The workshop will focus on active listening skills as well as how to engage in effective communications across cultural lines. We’ll engage in spiritual practice, and explore our capacities as gatekeepers in our communities.
This workshop is important for anyone working with congregations, communities, and schools and is essential for anyone interested in healing racism and reconciliation work. Teams are encouraged to attend, as are commuters! All with a heart for healing and reconciliation are welcome. There will be much singing.
About the Facilitator:
Ana Hernandez is a workshop facilitator, author, and composer/arranger working across the country (often in the Episcopal Church), focusing on participatory democracy, deep listening, dismantling racism, and reminding us all that we are beloved of God.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 01, 2019United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in St. Paul, MN
Join a dynamic musical gathering at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities to recharge and renew your community song leading skills. Presenters Conie Borchardt, John Lee, Nehemiah Luckett, Andrea Sorum, and Paul Vasile will lead plenaries, sung prayer, reflection, and small groups to help you add the valuable tool of paperless (oral tradition) song leading to your community’s singing practice.
We'll gather on the seminary's new campus in St. Paul to learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your community's repertoire of sung prayer and praise. This workshop will also have a special focus on music to sustain and support justice and resistance work. Song sharing and composition workshops will provide a space to create and share new music to sing within and beyond the walls of our faith communities.
The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 and will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Individual Registration Rate: $350
Group Registration Rate: $650 (Two individuals from the same congregation/community)
The rate covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Thursday and Friday, as well as workshop materials.The workshop is generously supported by the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and a number of scholarships are available for United Seminary students, faculty and alumni. Discounted rates are also available for individuals and faith communities with limited resources, students, and seniors. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more.
In January 2019, United Theological Seminary will relocating to Saint Anthony Park and will be at 767 Eustis Street. Click here for a map and directions. For those planning to traveling from out of town, United Theological Seminary is most convenient to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP).
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 02:00 PMSt. John's Episocopal Church Rectory in Kingston, NY
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).