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

Upcoming Events


    Playlist Project Office Hours

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 12:30 PM
    Zoom

    This Zoom gathering is for those interested in submitting a song to the Playlist Project before the June 1 deadline. 

    Please drop-in during these Office Hours to ask questions or get feedback.  Doe from the Coalition and Conie from MMC both plan to be present.

    On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the meeting times for each time zone are:  

    • Pacific: 9:30-11 a.m.
    • Mountain: 10:30-12 noon
    • Central: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Eastern: 12:30-2 p.m.
    • Atlantic: 1:30-3 p.m.

    Another session will be offered on Thursday, May 23 at 5-6:30 p.m. Eastern.

    Please register for the Zoom link HERE.

    For more information about the Playlist Project and MMC's partnership with the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery, please visit this page.

  • Playlist Project Office Hours

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 05:00 PM
    Zoom

    This Zoom gathering is for those interested in submitting a song to the Playlist Project before the June 1 deadline. 

    Please drop-in during these Office Hours to ask questions or get feedback.  Doe from the Coalition and Conie from MMC both plan to be present.

    On Thursday, May 23, 2024, the meeting times for each time zone are:  

    • Pacific: 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Mountain: 3-4:30 p.m.
    • Central: 4-5:30 p.m.
    • Eastern: 5-6:30 p.m.
    • Atlantic: 6-7:30 p.m.

    Another session will be offered on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:30-3 p.m. Eastern.

    Please register for the Zoom link HERE.

    For more information about the Playlist Project and MMC's partnership with the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery, please visit this page.

  • 1-Day Workshop in Kearney, NE

  • Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10:00 AM

    Music that Makes Community is excited to offer a One-Day Community Singing Workshop before the Nebraska Synod Assembly in Kearney on Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. New MMC Executive Director Conie Borchardt, experienced MMC facilitator Rev. Breen Marie Sipes, and ELCA Churchwide Worship staff John Weit will offer a lively day of singing, learning, and community building.

    Whether you are a musician looking for new inspiration, or someone who just appreciates learning and listening, this is a workshop for you. Using the gifts of community founded in the work of “Music that Makes Community” and potentially other related resources, Pastor Breen Sipes and friends will lead this time together as a way to find joy and explore and to bring that sense of joy, wonder, and exploration back to your own community contexts. No special talents required - just a love of music and fellowship. Singers of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are warmly welcomed to participate!

    During our time together we’ll: 

    • Pray and play together through song, nourishing our hearts and imaginations for what is possible in our communities
    • Engage models of teaching and leading that welcome our bodies, hearts, and minds 
    • Experience music reflective of the growing diversity of our communities and celebrating our rich spiritual and liturgical traditions
    • Build community and strengthen relationships through singing

    Each person will leave with new music to share, as well as experiences of learning and teaching songs applicable to their context. All who love to sing are warmly welcomed, as well as those who lead music in church, community, and educational contexts.

    The cost of the workshop is $25/person, including workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day.  We do not want the cost to prevent anyone’s participation, so please reach out to let us know if you need scholarship support. Please contact Conie at [email protected] or (612) 204-2235 with any questions.

    Click Here to REGISTER!

  • 1-Day Workshop in Atlanta, GA

  • Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 09:30 AM
    St. Luke Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA

     

    Music that Makes Community is excited to offer a One-Day workshop at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA in connection with The Hymn Society Conference. Join Ana Hernandez, Monica Oneydika, Adam Michael Wood, and Conie Borchardt for a renewing day of building community through singing, learning, and fellowship. During our time together we’ll: 

    - Explore a practice of paperless (oral tradition) singing leadership grounded in a spirit of welcome and generosity;
    - Engage models of teaching and leading that welcome our bodies, hearts, and minds;
    - Experience music reflective of the growing diversity of our communities and celebrating our rich spiritual and liturgical traditions;
    - Build community and strengthen relationships through singing.

    Each person will leave with new music to share, as well as experiences of learning and teaching songs applicable to their context. Choir directors, clergy, cantors, lay leaders, and all who love to sing are warmly welcomed. 

    Transportation for Conference Participants:

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a 20-minute drive from the Emory University campus. It will be easiest for Hymn Society Conference participants to take a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, and we're happy to facilitate carpooling. 

    Additional Learning Opportunities: 

    • Throughout The Hymn Society Conference, MMC leaders are delighted to offer their expertise and resources in the following Sectionals
      • On Monday, July 15, 11 a.m., Adam Michael Wood will be offering “Seasons by Heart: Paperless Music for the Church Year
      • On Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m., MMC Executive Director Conie Borchardt and Doe Hoyer of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery with share more about the “Sacred Lands” Playlist Project they are partnering on in “Singing as Truth-Telling: New Songs to Sing Us Beyond the Doctrine of Discovery
      • On Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m., long time MMC presenter Jorge Lockward and Amanda Powell will offer “Songs that Fit: Crafting Congregational Songs for Specific Needs

    Registration

    The cost of the workshop is $150, including workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day. A discounted rate of $125 is available to Hymn Society Conference participants. We do not want the cost to prevent anyone’s participation, so please reach out to let us know if you need scholarship support. 

    Please contact Conie at [email protected] or (612) 204-2235 if you have any questions. 

    Click here to REGISTER!  

     

    COVID protocols: 

    We will follow the guidelines at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in place at the time of the event and will take precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. The room will be well-ventilated, we’ll take regular breaks, and follow the CDC's best practices for in-person gathering.

Music that Makes Community
304 Bond Street * Brooklyn, NY 11231

[email protected]
(612) 204-2235