Local Practice Groups are generally organized by participants of MMC events, to get together and practice their singing. You can use this calendar page to set up a new singing event near you, or get in touch with MMC to help you figure out the best way to organize other people in the community to form a local practice group.

Upcoming Events


    Chicago Area Practice Group

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, IL

    P9198195-e1443033934220_(1).jpg

    Enjoy an afternoon of paperless singing and fellowship at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge. Learn new songs and practice leading in a supportive context. RSVP below and share with friends!

     

  • Skill-Building Day at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, NYC

  • Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    St-1.-Michaels-Episcopal-Church-Complex-1000x685.jpg

    All are welcome to attend a Music That Makes Community Skill-Building Day on Saturday, June 2. We'll be hosted by St. Michael's Episcopal Church on the Upper West Side and enjoy a half day of worship, reflection, and break-out groups focused on skill building for song leaders at every level.

    Find inspiration for your community's worship life, learn and create new songs, and practice leading and improvising in a supportive setting. Afternoon breakout sessions will include:

    • Composing new music, with a special focus on music for justice and resistance work;
    • Paperless Song Leadership 101;
    • Understanding the rhythmic structure of a song and developing your sense of timing.

    Individual Registration Fee: $40

    A light lunch and workshop materials are included.

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

  • Roanoke Area Community Sing and Potluck

  • Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    24231764_10155879692887433_2204033831805412130_n_(1).jpg

    Our lively Practice Group in Roanoke will gather at the home of Home of Jenny and Richard Fife on Saturday, June 2 at 6 p.m. Share a Potluck Supper followed by a time of community singing, hosted by MMC's Roanoke Practice Group! 

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

  • Roanoke Area Community Sing and Potluck

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Home of Anne Tiffany in Roanoke, VA

    6126283467_0138ed3064_b.jpg

    Our lively Practice Group in Roanoke will gather at the home of Home of Anne Tiffany on Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. Share a Potluck Supper followed by a time of community singing, hosted by MMC's Roanoke Practice Group! 

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

  • Music That Makes Community Summer Intensive at The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM through July 28, 2018

    2600467022_f55c4db033.jpg

    Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities to recharge and renew your congregational song leading. Presenters Conie Borchardt, John Lee, Nehemiah Luckett, Andrea Sorum, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. 

    We'll gather in the Bigelow Chapel, a beautiful interdenominational worship space, to learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation'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 protest music. 

    The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 and will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    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 congregations with limited resources, students, and seniors. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more. 

    United is located at 3000 Fifth Street Northwest in New Brighton, a northwestern suburb of St. Paul. The seminary, which resides in a residential neighborhood near the intersections of I-694 and I-35W, is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul. Click here for a map and directions. For those traveling from out of town, United Theological Seminary is most convenient to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP).

    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.

    united-logo.jpg

Music that Makes Community
paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org
(929) 266-4662
131 Odell Clark Place, Apt. 3A
New York, NY 10030