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

Upcoming Events

    Community SING and One-Day Workshop at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Seattle

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 at 07:00 PM through March 16, 2019

    Music That Makes Community is excited to make our first visit to Seattle, sharing paperless music and leadership practices! St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song.

    We begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a free, intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families of all sizes and configurations. Community SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required and you don't need to register for the workshop to attend! 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 at 9:30 a.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 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. Kerri Meyer, Donald Schell, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, plenaries, and small group breakout sessions exploring oral tradition song forms and leadership practices.

    MMC presenters will also offer worship leadership at St. Andrew's and several local congregations on Sunday.

    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.

    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, in part, by The Center at St. Andrew's and the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

  • 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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