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

Upcoming Events

    Composing Ourselves

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM

    Composing Ourselves is a supportive space for first-time and seasoned song-creators alike, a regularly-convening song composition group with special sessions exploring approaches to song-writing. 

    Composing Ourselves is a new MMC offering rooted in the conviction that we are all song creators, and the tunes we need for this moment can be written by us for our communities' needs, questions, challenges, and hopes. Like Virtual Practice Groups, participants will gather around the process of writing and sharing songs as a way of cultivating resilience in these challenging times, with supportive facilitators sharing inspiring prompts and inviting improv and play.

    Each session offers a playful, exploratory space to notice how the different elements of music fuse with text. There will be singing, improv, creative prompts, and spaces to create and receive feedback within a supportive context. We'll have special guests each session offering insights that help nourish and spark our creative work.

    Registration is on a sliding scale, from $300 to $150 (total) for six (6) sessions, plus drop in times for song sharing and ongoing learning. The group will gather for the first time on Thursday, September 30 at 7 pm Eastern Time. 

    Additional meetings will be:

    Thursday, Nov. 11, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
    Thursday, Nov. 18, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time (in place of Nov. 25/Thanksgiving)
    Thursday, Dec. 2, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time

    Register here: https://forms.gle/BcpVmRkvPmKc9Bge9

  • Virtual Fall Retreat

  • Friday, November 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM through November 13, 2021

    We look forward to gathering for our two-day Virtual Fall Retreat. Leaning into rest and renewal through singing and silence, we'll explore what our bodies, minds, and hearts need for the upcoming Advent and winter seasons, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we gather through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation.

    Together, we'll experience participatory learning and singing, sharing music from a wide variety of traditions and reflecting on leadership practices useful in a range of contexts, virtually and in-person, from interfaith devotional spaces to choir rehearsals to protest and movement spaces. The schedule is below, and it provides ample opportunities to engage meaningfully with others online and enjoy time away from your screen.

    Registration for the retreat is on a sliding scale, from $125 to $70 USD total, including mailed workshop materials. We ask that you pay what is generous and affordable with gratitude for the time and skill of our presenters. An invoice will be sent for the amount indicated.

    Register here!

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

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