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Jul 9: Retrain Your Lizard Brain: Somatic Singing for Trauma Awareness + Resilience

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Vocal Public Service Announcement: Mask Speaking Tips

Understanding someone speaking while masked is challenging!  

It doesn't have to be this way.  

In this video, we talk with our colleague Eoghan Carrick, about frustrating mask experiences and offer some tips to be heard and understood more easily.  

What ways have you found to make masked communication easier?  We welcome your experiences in the comments.

If this video was helpful, please pass it on!  Thank you for helping alleviate some of the frustrations during this challenging time.  

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Reflections on George Floyd, My Grandmother's Hands, and me

Word cloud created from Prayers submitted at May 28 Online Vigil for George Floyd

We were asked by the Journal editor of the Musicians' Association for the United Church of Christ to write about our experience after George Floyd's murder on Memorial Day 2020. This is what we wrote. Reprinted with permission. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Sept 21: Leading "Morning Grounding: Awakening and Centering in Community" (MMC)


We'll be leading a few of these Monday morning gatherings for Music that Makes Community.  Join us for a weekly touchstone that includes singing, silence, sacred text, and community.  

What:  Morning Grounding:  Awakening & Centering in Community
When:  Mondays at 10a EDT (UTC-04) - 9a Central 
Where:  Online via Zoom.  Register here.

More details on facebook.

Here's the dates we'll be leading this space:  Sept 21 & Nov 2.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Sept 2: Guest Leading the Community Video Live Hymn Sing


Hi folks, 

We have some friends, Paul and Elizabeth Damico-Carper, who have been hosting a nightly live hymnsing and prayer time since the beginning of the pandemic to foster virtual community and support.  The response and following has been so supportive and delightful.  Folks from all over the country watch and singalong.  They also speak of how they look forward to it and it being the highlight of their day.  

We in the midwest have be in pandemic precautions for almost 6 months.  Which is a long time to be producing and sustaining a daily mini-service.  We're glad they are taking time off and inviting other folks to take the reins from time to time.  Music that Makes Community is happy to be hosting Wednesday evenings from now on.  And we're delighted that MMC has invited us to host the Hymn Sing this Wednesday.  Here's the deets...

What:  Community Video Live Hymn Sing 
When:  Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 7 p.m. CDT (UTC-05)
Where:  Live stream from the Community Video Live Hymn Sing Facebook Page 

It's about 15-20 minutes long.  If you miss it, you can watch it in the page's video archive.

We'll be leading one of my songs as it fits the Daily Lectionary text from Luke.  Can you guess which one it might be? 

Here's a little sample of Paul and Elizabeth form last week for you to taste: 

We're excited to share in this time and hope you'll join us!