If you don't see any workshops in your area, and are interested in hosting one, please contact paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org.

Upcoming Events


    Skill-Building Day at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, NYC

  • Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 09:00 AM

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    All are welcome to attend a Music That Makes Community Skill-Building Day on Saturday, June 2. We'll be hosted by St. Michael's Episcopal Church on the Upper West Side and enjoy a half day of worship, reflection, and break-out groups focused on skill building for song leaders at every level.

    Find inspiration for your community's worship life, learn and create new songs, and practice leading and improvising in a supportive setting. Afternoon breakout sessions will include:

    • Composing new music, with a special focus on music for justice and resistance work;
    • Paperless Song Leadership 101;
    • Understanding the rhythmic structure of a song and developing your sense of timing.

    Individual Registration Fee: $40

    A light lunch and workshop materials are included.

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

  • MMC One-Day Workshop at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 09:30 AM

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    Music That Makes Community is excited to make our first visit to Pittsburgh, PA, sharing paperless music and leadership practices! Join a dynamic team of MMC presenters for a one-day paperless music workshop at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill on Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Explore the basics of paperless music, learn new songs to enrich and strengthen your community, and reflect on strategies for cultivating participatory singing and liturgy.

    See paperless music being taught and learn more about the work of MMC here. 

    MMC will also host a free Community SING at Wigle Whiskey's Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden on Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to learn songs from diverse spiritual traditions, languages, and cultures, led by Music That Makes Community presenters and song leaders from the surrounding community.

    Individual Registration Fee: $65
    Group Registration Fee: $100 (two individuals from the same congregation/community)

    Refreshments, a light lunch, and workshop materials are included.

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

    The workshop is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Church Planting Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

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  • Music That Makes Community One-Day Workshop at Eden Theological Seminary

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 09:30 AM

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    Join Music That Makes Community we share paperless music and leadership practices before the Annual Conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada!

    We'll gather on the campus of Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO to explore the basics of paperless music, learn new songs to enrich and strengthen your community, and reflect on strategies for cultivating participatory singing and liturgy. 

    See paperless music being taught and learn more about the work of MMC here.

    Individual Registration Fee: $80
    Duo Registration Fee: $140 (two individuals from the same congregation/community)

    Refreshments, a light lunch, and workshop materials are included.

    Full and partial scholarships are available to Authorized Ministers in the United Church of Christ. Discounts and scholarship are also available to students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more.

    The workshop is generously sponsored by The Brown Foundation.

     

  • Music That Makes Community Summer Intensive at The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM through July 28, 2018

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    Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities to recharge and renew your congregational song leading. Presenters Conie Borchardt, John Lee, Nehemiah Luckett, Andrea Sorum, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. 

    We'll gather in the Bigelow Chapel, a beautiful interdenominational worship space, to learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's repertoire of sung prayer and praise. This workshop will also have a special focus on music to sustain and support justice and resistance work. Song sharing and composition workshops will provide a space to create and share new protest music. 

    The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 and will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    The workshop is generously supported by the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and a number of scholarships are available for United Seminary students, faculty and alumni. Discounted rates are also available for individuals and congregations with limited resources, students, and seniors. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more. 

    United is located at 3000 Fifth Street Northwest in New Brighton, a northwestern suburb of St. Paul. The seminary, which resides in a residential neighborhood near the intersections of I-694 and I-35W, is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul. Click here for a map and directions. For those traveling from out of town, United Theological Seminary is most convenient to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP).

    Individual Registration Rate: $350
    Group Registration Rate: $650 (Two individuals from the same congregation/community)
    The rate covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Thursday and Friday, as well as workshop materials.

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