TWO GREAT WORKSHOPS - Icon Painting & Music Making Happening at St. Mary's City, MD, St. Marys City, Monday, 25. June 2029

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WORKSHOP #1 (Three Days) Wed. - Fri., June 25 - 29, 2012

Music that Makes Community XVIII
in St. Mary’s City, MD – Wednesday, June 27- Friday, June 29, 2012

Music that Makes Community is a three-day conference on a practice of singing that has been central to music making for centuries; without books or screens it transcends labels like contemporary or traditional. The conference is intended for music directors, organists, clergy, and lay leaders of churches and will be held June 27-29, 2012 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. Participants who have attended any of the seventeen previous Music that Makes Community conferences will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of this repertoire and its use in liturgy, while first-time participants will focus on developing their skills and learning more about the theological rationale for this music.

Making use of such elements as repetition, round, and call-and-response, this practice of learning and making music serves to bring together people with a wide variety of musical skills. Any number of people, and in almost any setting can sing this repertoire. With conference presenters from the Lutheran and Episcopal traditions (and experience leading worship ecumenically), we'll look together at how this musical practice fits and adds to familiar denominational musical traditions, increasing people's confidence in all they sing. Please join us!


Ben Allaway – Des Moines
Ana Hernandez - New York City
Paul Vasile – New York City
Rick Fabian – San Francisco
Donald Schell – San Francisco
Rachel Pollak – New York City

Small groups sessions, facilitated by the presenters, foster the development of essential skills and promote discussion of participants’ individual ministerial contexts and goals for learning. The common objective of the conference as a whole is to enable participants to form community and empower congregations through their work as musical leaders. We will also consider the role of this type of music in the church and its potential to effect congregational transformation.

Hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church/St. Mary’s Parish, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary’s City, Maryland, the conference will draw together facilitators and leaders from around the country to explore paperless music in an environment of mutual learning. Lunch (included in the registration fee) will be provided each full day.

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All Saints Company was founded in 1974 by Rick Fabian and Donald Schell as a resource for renewal of church life in the Episcopal Church and other churches, and especially for the renewal of evangelical and transformative community through the liturgy.

Convinced that liturgy is always meant to develop in a living community, from their founding days at the chaplaincy at Yale University Rick and Donald began experimenting with movement, text, and space. They drew from the breadth of Christian tradition, always-preferring times and places where the church’s liturgy was “popular” --where it was easily accessible by the stranger and newcomer.

In 1978 All Saints Company founded St. Gregory of Nyssa parish as a special mission of the Diocese of California. St. Gregory’s began to explore congregational dance, unaccompanied singing, and lay diaconate as ways to involve the congregation in worship. The young congregation also pioneered the Open Table in the Episcopal Church, inviting everyone to communion whether baptized or not, following Jesus’ teaching and example.

For almost 30 years All Saints Company worked with St. Gregory of Nyssa church to develop and apply principles of creating and leading good liturgy and vibrant community, consistently aiming at trying new (and lost ancient) practices to make them readily accessible to a worldwide audience though conferences, gatherings, publications. In 2007 All Saints Company joyfully acknowledged St. Gregory’s readiness to carry on to a next generation and put Rick and Donald to work full-time in the All Saints Company mission of resourcing churches and church leaders with new ways to think about liturgy and community.

If you would like to learn more about the work of ASC and how you can partner with us, please go to:


WORKSHOP #2 (Five Days) Mon. - Fri., June 25 - 29, 2012

Icon Painting Workshop
Saint Mary's City, MD - Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29, 2012
St. Mary's Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church

Instructors: Philip Davydov, and Olga Shalamova, - Sacred Murals Studio (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

Course times: 9 AM - 6 PM five consecutive days, - Monday morning - Friday evening.


If full payment is made before 1st May 2012 the workshop fee is $580

If full payment is made after 1st May 2012 th workshop fee is $640

(It is possible to split the payment in two or more parts. We've placed different value "payment buttons" on the next page, or just the scroll the page and see them under the form).

The instructors come to the U.S. specifically to teach the workshop. The expences for airplane tickets from Russia and other things are high, but the universal icon writing (icon painting) method, Philip and Olga are teaching, is not taught in any other course in the U.S. today. The tuition and materials fee covers white gessoed wooden board, brushes, pigments, goldleaf and other instruments and materials necessary for the five-day intensive workshop.

How to Register
To register for the Iconography Workshop complete the form below, and pay the full tuition. We cannot confirm your registration until we receive your full payment. Tuition payments are non-refundable, unless the workshop is canceled due to lack of participation. The workshop will be limited to about 11 participants with one instructor and 16 with two. Students will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Payment Methods
We accept online payments with paypal, which works with all common types of credit and debit cards :

Besides, we accept checks, regular bank transfers and Western Union.

Feel free to contact Philip Davydov for any necessary information.

Contact e-mails are following: ,

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