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

Upcoming Events


    Congregational Workshop at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

  • Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN


    We're excited to spend time with the congregation and choir of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN. We'll explore how and why we sing together, noticing way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll reflect on 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.

    Conie Borchardt and Paul Vasile will lead morning prayer and participatory learning time, inviting participants to experience paperless song forms and leadership practices. They'll also join the congregation the following morning, modeling how paperless music can be integrated into a Sunday morning liturgy. 

    While the workshop is specifically for members of the congregation, members of the wider community are welcome to join us. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office if you'd like to attend and we'll be happy to welcome you!

  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Music That Makes Community is excited to return to the Cincinnati area to share paperless music and leadership practices rooted in African and African-American musical traditions! The congregation of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church hosts this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. Worship and learning will be led by Nehemiah Luckett, a dynamic song leader and composer from New York City, along with MMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile.

    We begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with dinner and an intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families from around the neighborhood. Community SINGs are free and everyone is welcome - no musical experience is required! We'll sing Spirituals, Gospel songs, folk songs, and oral tradition music from around the world that enlivens the spirit, nourishes the soul, and reminds us we belong to each other. Please RSVP for dinner on the registration page!

    We continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through modeling and generous invitation. Centered in African and African-American musical traditions, we'll 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. Lunch, refreshments, and workshop materials are included with a registration fee of $25 per person. 

    Nehemiah and Paul will also offer worship leadership at St. Simon's on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

    RSVP for the Community SING and register for the workshop HERE!

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

    Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. 
    Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada. 

    The weekend's events are generously sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio


                                                            

  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at Southminster Presbyterian Church

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM through May 04, 2019
    Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS


    Music That Makes Community is excited to spend a weekend in Kansas City Area, sharing paperless (oral/aural tradition) music and leadership practices! Southminster Presbyterian Church will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. MtMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile will offer leadership, inviting participants into communal learning and reflection.

    We begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a free Intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families of all sizes and configurations. SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required. We'll share songs that enliven the spirit, nourish the soul, and remind us that we belong to each other.

    We'll continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll experience 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. We'll share morning prayer, participatory learning time, and reflection on paperless song forms and leadership practices. 

    Paul will also preach and offer musical leadership Sunday morning.

    Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada. 

    Individual Registration Fee: $50
    Duo Registration Fee: $90 (two individuals)

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

    Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost. Childcare will be provided for infants and children, though they are also warmly welcomed to sing with us. 

    The weekend's events are sponsored by Southminster Presbyterian Church.

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

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 01, 2019

    Join a dynamic musical gathering at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities to recharge and renew your community song leading skills. Presenters Conie Borchardt, John Lee, Nehemiah Luckett, Andrea Sorum, and Paul Vasile will lead plenaries, sung prayer, reflection, and small groups to help you add the valuable tool of paperless (oral tradition) song leading to your community’s singing practice.

    We'll gather on the seminary's new campus in St. Paul to learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your community'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 music to sing within and beyond the walls of our faith communities.

    The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 and will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    Individual Registration Rate: $350
    Group Registration Rate: $650 (Two individuals from the same congregation/community)

    Register HERE!

    The rate covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Thursday and Friday, as well as workshop materials.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 faith communities with limited resources, students, and seniors. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more. 

    In January 2019, United Theological Seminary will relocating to Saint Anthony Park and will be at 767 Eustis Street. Click here for a map and directions. For those planning to traveling from out of town, United Theological Seminary is most convenient to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP).


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  • One-Day Workshop at Royal Lane Baptist Church

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 09:30 AM


    Music that Makes Community is excited to make our first visit to Dallas, Texas, sharing paperless music and leadership practices before the Annual Conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada!

    We'll gather at Royal Lane Baptist Church to explore the basics of paperless (oral/aural tradition) music-making, share songs to enrich and strengthen your community, and reflect on strategies for cultivating participatory singing and liturgy. Ana Hernández, Donald Schell, and Paul Vasile will lead morning prayer, participatory learning sessions, and small group breakout sessions. Together we'll 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. You can see the schedule for the day here

    Music that Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada. 

    Individual Registration Fee: $75
    Duo Registration Fee: $130 (two individuals)

    Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost.

    Register HERE!

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

  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at West Central Episcopal Mission in Spokane

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM through July 20, 2019


    Music That Makes Community is excited to spend a weekend in Spokane, sharing paperless (oral/aural tradition) music and leadership practices! West Central Episcopal Mission will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. MtMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile will offer leadership, inviting participants into communal learning and reflection.

    We begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with a cookout and Intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families of all sizes and configurations. SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required. We'll share songs that enliven the spirit, nourish the soul, and remind us that we belong to each other.

    We'll continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll experience 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. We'll share morning prayer, participatory learning time, and reflection on paperless song forms and leadership practices. 

    Paul will also offer worship leadership at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Spokane on Sunday morning.

    Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada. 

    Individual Registration Fee: $25
    Familty Registration Fee: $40 (two individuals)

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

    Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost. Childcare will be provided for infants and children, though they are also warmly welcomed to sing with us. 

    The weekend's events are sponsored by The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane.

Music that Makes Community
paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org
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New York, NY 10030