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


    NYC Practice Group

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Church of the Village in New York, NY

    Join us for a gathering of the New York City Practice Group, an opportunity to practice paperless leadership skills and share new songs in a community of gracious learning and discovery. The group is open to all, whether you've attended an MMC event yet or not. We'll gather in the Chapel of the Beloved Community at Church of the Village in Greenwich Village.

    Church of The Village is in Manhattan’s West Village on the corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue. The 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, F, M, and L trains all stop a short distance away, as well as the PATH train from New Jersey.

    There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp on 13th Street for those who may have difficulty with stairs. An elevator provides access to church offices, meeting rooms, and gymnasium. Many restrooms are ADA-accessible.

  • Congregational Workshop at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

  • Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN


    We're excited to spend time with the congregation and choir of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN. We'll explore 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 reflect on 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.

    Conie Borchardt and Paul Vasile will lead morning prayer and participatory learning time, inviting participants to experience paperless song forms and leadership practices. They'll also join the congregation the following morning, modeling how paperless music can be integrated into a Sunday morning liturgy. 

    While the workshop is specifically for members of the congregation, members of the wider community are welcome to join us. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office if you'd like to attend and we'll be happy to welcome you!

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, April 09, 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 9 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. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Music That Makes Community is excited to return to the Cincinnati area to share paperless music and leadership practices rooted in African and African-American musical traditions! The congregation of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church hosts this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. Worship and learning will be led by Nehemiah Luckett, a dynamic song leader and composer from New York City, along with MMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile.

    We begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with dinner and an intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families from around the neighborhood. Community SINGs are free and everyone is welcome - no musical experience is required! We'll sing Spirituals, Gospel songs, folk songs, and oral tradition music from around the world that enlivens the spirit, nourishes the soul, and reminds us we belong to each other. Please RSVP for dinner on the registration page!

    We continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through modeling and generous invitation. Centered in African and African-American musical traditions, 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. Lunch, refreshments, and workshop materials are included with a registration fee of $25 per person. 

    Nehemiah and Paul will also offer worship leadership at St. Simon's on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

    RSVP for the Community SING and register for the workshop HERE!

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

    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. 

    The weekend's events are generously sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio


                                                            

  • 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.

  • Hudson Valley Interfaith Practice Group

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    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).

  • Hudson Valley Interfaith Practice Group

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    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).

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