Music That Makes Community is a non-profit organization working with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate communities’ spiritual life through singing. For over ten years we have developed and shared leadership practices grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity for the benefit of musicians, clergy, students, and lay leaders throughout the United States and Canada.
MMC is exploring how everyday life and worship are equally (and synergistically) labs or seedbeds for living fully human lives. We make music to form a porous bond of solidarity. The bond is porous so that we can continue to welcome strangers and the bond is stronger for it. This work is essentially a practice of hospitality that welcomes all into a group collaborating in making music.
Whether our music is new, ancient, or World Music, our practice is committed to renewing tradition and supporting a spirituality of singing, including singing from hymnals and screens. Our hope is that MMC offerings supplement and enhance what congregations already do, offering repertoire and leadership tools that support vibrant communal music making. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and visit our website to find song leading resources, a calendar of upcoming events, our presenter’s blog, and more.
CONIE BORCHARDT: Music That Makes Community
Conie Borchardt is a Listener + Vibration = Heart Artist interested in supporting the growth, transformation, and liberation of others through the sound and movement of their bodies individually and communally. A Luth-palian Sufi Dancer, she has served as Music Director in a couple of liturgical contexts, studied other religions thru the Dances of Universal Peace, and integrates these experiences as a spiritual director, a Full Voice coach (TM), a presenter with Music that Makes Community, and enthusiast of Interplay. Born with Korean and Germanic heritage on the ancestral lands of the Dakota people, in the state now known as Minnesota, Conie wanders about from St. Paul, about a mile's walk from the Bdote, the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. www.pointsoflightmusic.net