Share a weekend of singing, worship, and learning in community with Sylvia Miller-Mutia, David Poole, and Paul Vasile. Together we’ll explore the ancient and new practice of paperless (oral/aural tradition) music leadership, sharing songs as people did before music or words were written down.
– Learn leadership skills and strategies for sharing paperless songs in your community;
– Build a repertoire of songs that can be led with groups of varied ages and musical experiences;
– Worship and reflect in community, deepening into spaces of listening and
– 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.
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy with Private Bath: $580.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy with Shared Bath: $544.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy with Communal Bath: $345.00
Music That Makes Community is a non-profit organization working with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate communities’ spiritual life through singing. For over twelve years we have developed and shared music leadership practices grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity for the benefit of musicians, clergy, and lay leaders throughout the United States and Canada. Our hope is that Music That Makes Community offerings supplement and enhance what congregations already do, offering repertoire and leadership skills that support vibrant, communal music making. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada.
280 Private Drive 1708 Highway US-84
Abiquiu, NM 87510
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Sharing the Song is designed for community song leaders seeking to strengthen and refine their skills so they can encourage beautiful music-making wherever they go. We're grateful you are planning to join us!
WHAT WILL WE DO?
- Sing and learn together, experiencing music from a wide range of musical traditions, cultures, and styles.
- Under the guidance of master teacher Alice Parker, explore how song leaders lift song off the page through careful study of melody, text, musical style, and historic context. Learn more about Alice's sessions here.
- Reflect on the energetic and physical dimensions of song leadership with Paul Vasile, focusing on holistic leadership practices that support dynamic communication. Learn more about Paul's sessions here.
- Participants will practice leading the group in song and receive feedback and coaching from Alice and Paul.
- Build a community of practice and support, as we connect with like-minded colleagues and peers from variety of contexts and musical backgrounds.
- Commit to serving as community builders and teachers in our home context, creating spaces where singing together is a beautiful, inclusive, and life-giving experience for all.
The individual registration rate for Sharing the Song is $600 per person. This includes all workshop materials, dinner on Wednesday evening, lunch on both Thursday and Friday, as well as refreshments throughout the workshop. The registration fee does not includes transportation or lodging.
The rate for Auditors is $450 per person. Auditors are invited to participate in learning sessions but will not have the opportunity to lead the group in song or recieve personal coaching from Alice and Paul. The rate includes all workshop materials, dinner on Wednesday evening, lunch on both Thursday and Friday, as well as refreshments throughout the workshop. The registration fee does not includes transportation or lodging.
We're grateful to again be hosted by Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, just west of the city of St. Louis, MO. We'll gather in the Werlhi Chapel at the heart of the campus, a comfortable, acoustically resonant space for singing and learning.
Lodging is not included in the registration fee but we have secured a discounted rate of $159/night with the Homewood Suites by Hilton® St. Louis Galleria, a 10-minute drive from the seminary. Details will be provided upon acceptance to the program. Please note: we are not responsible for lodging participants and cannot guarantee the discounted rate if you fail to reserve a room in a timely manner.
Several meals are covered by your registration fee, including a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m., lunch on Thursday and Friday, as well as coffee, tea, water, snacks and other treats during the day. Continental breakfast is provided by the hotel.
Participants are responsible for dinner on Thursday and Friday evening. There are excellent, eclectic dining options a short walk (5-10 minutes) from the Eden campus. A list will be provided when you arrive.
475 E Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119
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Music That Makes Community is excited to visit Mid Coast Maine, sharing paperless (oral/aural tradition) music and leadership practices. Waterville United Church of Christ will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. MtMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile will offer leadership, inviting participants into communal learning and reflection.
All are welcome to share in a day-long 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 experience 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. Share in worship and participatory learning, and experience paperless songs and leadership practices you can share with your community!
Vew the workshop schedule and register below!
Paul will also offer musical leadership at Waterville UCC Sunday morning.
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: $50
Scholarships are available for students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile in the MtMC office to learn more.
Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost. Childcare will be provided for infants and children, though they are also warmly welcomed to sing with us.
The workshop is generously sponsored by Waterville United Church of Christ.
7 Eustis Pkwy
Waterville, ME 04901
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.