We look forward to gathering for our two-day Virtual Fall Retreat. Leaning into rest and renewal through singing and silence, we'll explore what our bodies, minds, and hearts need for the upcoming Advent and winter seasons, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we gather through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation.
Together, we'll experience participatory learning and singing, sharing music from a wide variety of traditions and reflecting on leadership practices useful in a range of contexts, virtually and in-person, from interfaith devotional spaces to choir rehearsals to protest and movement spaces. The schedule is below, and it provides ample opportunities to engage meaningfully with others online and enjoy time away from your screen.
Registration for the retreat is on a sliding scale, from $125 to $70 USD total, including mailed workshop materials. We ask that you pay what is generous and affordable with gratitude for the time and skill of our presenters. An invoice will be sent for the amount indicated.
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, 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
Registration Fee: $110/individual, $100/duo
Discounts are available for students, seminarians, and seniors.
Use the form below to register and pay tuition using PayPal or a credit card. If you'd like to pay by check, skip this form and email [email protected] to let us know you're coming so we can save a place for you. Checks should be made out to Music that Makes Community.
If you are registering someone other than yourself, or paying tuition for more than one person, please make sure to include the names and email addresses of all of the people you are registering.