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.
Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. We'll begin on Friday evening and conclude with a Sunday morning Eucharist. Lunch on Sunday is not included in the registration fee, but guests may purchase an additional meal ticket if they wish to stay for lunch.
Ghost Ranch offers rustic lodging accommodations that are reflective of its origins as a working ranch. Our rooms are basic – no frills – which allows you to focus on the natural beauty of the land and to delve fully into your workshop subject matter. While basic, our rooms are clean and comfortable and offer breathtaking views of the colorful vistas, sandstone cliffs, cottonwoods and distant mountains. At this time, daily maid service is not available. Click here to view lodging descriptions.
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
Air Travel and Shuttle
Ghost Ranch approximately 1.5 hours from Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF).
Transportation is offered from Santa Fe to Ghost Ranch for guests who are registered for a Ghost Ranch workshop or retreat. Shuttle service is provided only on the day of arrival, the first afternoon of the program week and on the day of departure, the last day of the program. Getting to Santa Fe from Albuquerque by shuttle.
Music That Makes Community is a non-profit organization working with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate ommunities’ 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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