If you don't see any workshops in your area, and are interested in hosting one, please contact [email protected].

Upcoming Events

    Half-Day Workshop at Syracuse University

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    Noble Room in Syracuse, NY

    Experience the joy of singing with others at an afternoon workshop with Paul Vasile, Executive Director of Music that Makes Community. We'll make music together without paper or screens, and explore the connections that grow when we deepen our listening and awareness of each other. Whether you're looking for a fun afternoon singing or want to learn how to share songs in faith communities, at protests, or in therapeutic contexts, you are warmly welcome! 
    Because of COVID restrictions, we are limited to 30 participants. We will follow best practices for singing in these times: masked and with ample breaks for everyone's health and well-being. 
    12:30 pm: Lunch
    1-1:50 pm: Session I - What is Paperless Music? Why Sing this Way?
    2-2:50 pm: Session II - Song Leading 101
    2:50-3:10 pm: Break
    3:10-4 pm: Session III - Contexts for Paperless Singing
    4:10- 5 pm: Session IV - Q&A, Closing Ritual around the Labyrinth
    Cost: $40, including lunch
  • Composing Ourselves - Round 2

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 at 06:00 PM

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi

    Join us for a space to meet and greet our own creativity, exploring creative expansion through playful song-writing. This safe, dynamic, supportive gathering will welcome various creators, within and outside the musical field, to widen and deepen our exploration of creativity and composition. All experience levels welcome. We offer this program in the spirit that our creativity is as physiologically innate to us as our lungs breathing and our hearts beating.

    Every day, we create conversation, plans, projects, making meaning, building meals, sermons, reports, and relationships, yet many of us feel disconnected or estranged from our creative timing and voice. What if we ventured into song-writing and creative expression by way of cultivating rich relationships with ourselves and others, cultivating deepened relationships with our own creative sparks, voices, and timing? Rumi says, “When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about,” so let’s sing about it!

    Registration is on a sliding scale, from $300 to $150 (total) for six sessions.

    Thank you for helping us choose the best time to gather by filling out our schedule survey!

Music that Makes Community
[email protected]
(929) 266-4662

55 N. Bompart Avenue, Apt. 25
St. Louis, MO 63119