47477 Trinity Church Road
St. Mary's City, Maryland
This event will take place in Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland. Directly next to St. Mary's River which flows into the Chesapeake Bay, the venue is a perfect place to visit in early summer.
Music that Makes Community is a practice of singing that has been central to music making for centuries; without the use of books or screens, this practice transcends labels such as contemporary or traditional.
Music that Makes Community St. Mary's City is designed specifically for music directors, organists, clergy and lay leaders of the church who want to learn how to lead music effectively without the use of hymnals or other printed materials. This important musical tradition can both enhance existing music programs and aid the development of new ones within participants’ churches and communities.
Participants will learn, practice and lead this musical tradition to support healthy theology and build community through the gift of more direct interaction between people in the liturgy. Our time together will be both practical and theoretical. Participants will learn the skills involved in selecting and leading “paperless” music, and will have ample opportunity to practice these skills. We will also spend time discussing the role of this type of music in the church and its potential to effect congregational transformation. See this music being taught in video clips from previous Music that Makes Community events.
This practice intensive will draw together leaders from around the country to explore paperless music in an environment of mutual learning. Lunch (included in the registration fee) will be provided for each full day.
Ben Allaway - Composer/Musician- Des Moines
Ana Hernandez - Composer/Musician - New York City
Paul Vasile - Composer/Musician - New York City
Rick Fabian - All Saints Company - San Francisco
Donald Schell - All Saints Company - San Francisco
Rachel Pollak - St. Lydia's Community Coordinator - New York City
Accommodations are not included in the registration fee and must be made separately by calling local host Fr. John Ball at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 240 925-0752 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. A variety of options are available including rooms at St. Mary's College in quad suites with four bedrooms sharing one bath. The cost for these rooms which includes three meals is $95 per day. There are also a number of bed and breakfasts in the area. For a more complete discussion of housing options, contact Fr. Ball. Early reservations are recommended.
$275 Before 5/16/12
$350 After 5/16/12
Special Group Rates Available and require payment at time of registration.
Groups of 3 or 4: $275
Groups of 5 or more: $250
To register a group please email email@example.com
All Saints Company heavily subsidizes our events so that we can honor the hard work and budgets of churches and communities. Your contribution will make available the participation of seminarians and others who may need to attend at reduced rates.