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    • 10/21/2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 10/22/2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Zoom links sent to registrants 3 days before event. (Times listed are ET)
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    Register ZOOM-Only


    FULL DETAILS:  Find event details for the entire PMN Fall Hybrid Convergence, with a link to registration for to the in-person event.


    ZOOM MEETING INFO:  When you register for the PMN Fall Hybrid Convergence as "ZOOM-only," you receive Zoom meeting information for all of the workshops listed in the program with the following codes: [In Person @TPF + Zoom]  and [Zoom Only].   


    VIRTUAL ROUND ROBIN, FRIDAY:  Zoom-only registrants who wish to perform in the Virtual Round Robin at PMN Fall Convergence on Friday night must register for their Round Robin performance slot using this form.


    • ZOOM-only REGISTRATION FEES EXPLAINED: 
      • FOR MEMBERS: Registration is available to all members of the People's Music Network on a solidarity sliding scale, which goes from $0 to $40.  Simply log in to our website with your password and choose any of the "PMN Member" registration options.   
      • FOR EVERYONE ELSE:  If you aren't already a member of PMN, simply choose any of the "New Member" registration options.  Your registration fee includes a one-year membership in the People's Music Network, which PMN staff will activate manually within a day or two of you registering. This gives you full member access to our website, including all of our events throughout the year(See PMN member benefits) If the low end of our annual member dues scale is prohibitive, read our membership dues cost reduction policy.
    • 10/21/2022
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • On Zoom and Livestream, Links provided 1 day before the event
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    Register to perform in Virtual Round Robin

    What is the PMN Virtual Round Robin?

    This Virtual Round Robin sing around event takes place on Zoom as part of the People's Music Network Fall Hybrid Convergence, October 21-22, 2022.  There is a separate In Person Collaborative Concert, which is similar to the Round Robin, taking place in NYC at The People's Forum on the evening of Saturday, October 22.

    Members of the People's Music Network may use the registration form on this page to sign up to share a song or a poem in the Round Robin.  This event is an evening of sharing by PMN members and friends.  We especially encourage first time members to participate.  Members from all over the world are invited to sign up to share one song, spoken word, storytelling, or dance piece.  There is a 5 minute time limit for each performer.  There is no set topic.  We simply ask that participating artists relate their performance to PMN's mission of using music, poetry, and other forms of cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.  

    The Round Robin is the quintessential activity of People's Music Network Gatherings.  You can read a brief history of the People's Music Network written by Charlie King and Luci Murphy, which describes the first Round Robin in 1977.   The format of the Round Robin is similar to PMN's online Song and Poetry swaps, which began in March 2020.  But there will be more hosts, more performers, more fanfare, and it will go later than usual. 

    Free Livestream

    TUNE INTO THE LIVE BROADCAST via YOUTUBE

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    Friday, October 21, 6:30 - 10:00 PM (ET)


    *** Right after the show ends, the archive of the livestream will be available at this same link.

    Registering and Connecting

    Registered performers and audience members will receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link.  Performers will receive a specific estimated time slot when they will perform.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM (ET)

    LYRICS AVAILABLE:   [ComingSoon]

    PERFORMER LIST:   [ComingSoon]


    Eligibility to Perform:

    Performers in this Round Robin must:

    1)   Be PMN members in good standing.* 

    2)   Register using this online form.  (Press "Register" on the left hand menu)

    3)   Have a computer or other device with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    How we Select the Performers

    Every PMN member wishing to perform at this event is invited to register and to do so sooner than later.  Selection in the line up, however, is not first-come first-served. We give priority to new PMN members as well as PMN members who have not performed recently in one of our previous online swap events.  PMN holds song swap events regularly.  If the performance time you receive doesn't end up working for you, anticipate more opportunities soon!  Since this is a special Round Robin singing event, we are welcoming in a larger number of performers than we usually do in the space of a single night.  EVERYONE keen to share is invited to please sign up!

    Technical Orientation Session: Thursday, October 20, 5:00-7:00 PM

    Selected performers will receive an e-mail invitation to a technical orientation session at the time listed above by the morning of the same day.  We will discuss and practice how to get the best sound when sharing music on Zoom.  Each performer will have a chance to sing a verse of a song and then receive feedback on ways to improve the audio quality.  While perfection is not expected, artists new to Zoom are strongly encouraged to attend the tech run through, because doing so will build your confidence in using these tools.  The audio quality that listeners hear of your live performance depends on the equipment you have and how you use it.  Find tips to improve audio quality here.

    Help Publicize! Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!   [InsertLink]


    • 10/22/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • The People's Forum, 320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10018
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    FULL DETAILS:  Find event details for the entire PMN Fall Hybrid Convergence, with a link to registration for to the ZOOM-only event.

    EVENT ACCESS:  When you register for the PMN Fall Hybrid Convergence as "IN PERSON", you receive lunch and dinner, and you receive a name tag and registration packet when you arrive at the door at The People's Forum.  Additionally, you receive access to Zoom Meeting info and recordings of the Zoom only program, which is happening simultaneously.

    VIRTUAL ROUND ROBIN, FRIDAY: If you are registering for IN PERSON, you are still welcome to to perform via Zoom in the Virtual Round Robin at the PMN Fall Convergence on Friday night.  You must also register for your Round Robin performance slot using this form.

    IN PERSON ROUND ROBIN, SATURDAY: In person registrants are also invited to perform in the Round Robin on Saturday.  Priority will be given to new members and collaborative performances that come out of the participatory workshops taking place at TPF during the morning and afternoon.

    HOW TO ACCESS:

    1. PMN Members:  Log in to your member profile to access discounted registration rates.

    2. Not a member of People's Music Network?  Consider joining PMN now!

    3. Review full event details for the PMN Fall Hybrid Convergence.

    REGISTRATION POLICY:

    PMN aims to keep gatherings accessible to all while sustaining the organization financially.  Please register ahead of time to give us accurate meal counts for our caterer.  Payment at the time of registration is preferable.  However, you may also pre-register online and create an invoice to be paid in person when you arrive at registration (Check or cash).

    • Cancellations by Saturday, October 8, 2022 will be fully refunded.  Cancellations on October 9 or later will incur a small service fee.  
    • Donating to the PMN Scholarship Fund helps keep PMN accessible. Thank you!
    • Volunteer Shifts:  There are a number of areas where we need volunteer help, including set up and clean up.  We will have sign up sheets for volunteer opportunities at the registration table. 

    DISCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL AID:

    • Membership Discount: PMN members receive an $10 discount on the cost of registration.

    • Early-bird Discount: Registrations received by Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM, receive a $5 discount.
    • Financial Aid: We don’t turn anyone away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford to pay the "low-income rate", please contact <pmn@peoplesmusic.org> to request a cost reduction.  Please state what you can afford.  PMN incurs an estimated direct cost of $50 per person to cover the cost of this convergence, not including indirect costs for year-round operations.
    • The Matt Jones Scholarship Fund: This Fund fosters a multi-racial and inter-generational artistic and political community at PMN by providing registration and partial travel stipends to young people and people of color.  To apply for Matt Jones Scholarship Fund, contact Ben Grosscup at pmn@peoplesmusic.org   (Click here for more info).

    REGISTRATION RATE TABLE:

      Base Rate With PMN Member Discount With PMN Member Discount & Early Bird Discount
    Standard Price 95 85 80
    Low Income Price 60 50 45
    Solidarity Price 145 135 130
    Financial hardship/Pay what you can*  35  NA  NA

    * If choosing this option, joining PMN as a member is encouraged.

    • 10/24/2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting info provided after registration. Confirmation provided by Marcie Boyd <marcie.boyd@gmail.com> on day of Workshop.
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    Register Now

    *** Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 23 at 10:00 PM. 

    Workshop Description

    If I had a song…

    …that wakes people up…

    …that challenges the status quo…

    …that stands the test of time…

    …that asks hard questions...

    ...that lets us feel the world's pain...

    …that reaches into people’s minds and hearts…

    I’d sing it all over this land!

    Songwriters active in the People's Music Network strive to write songs like these.  We love to hear and sing them, and we don't believe it takes larger-than-life talent to create them.  The craft of songwriting requires skill, practice, hard work, and the willingness to listen: to really listen to how our words and music land with others. This popular PMN workshop is an invitation to present your song-in-progress to like-minded songwriters for feedback and critique. 

    BREAKOUT GROUPS:  During the session, we'll break into groups of 4-5 songwriters presenting songs-in-progress.  Each presenting songwriter gets 15 minutes to share their song and receive peer critique from the group.  We'll explore giving and receiving kind, truthful and supportive feedback, while striving to make our songs more effective.  One may register for the workshop as a supporting songwriter to listen and give feedback.  Breakout groups may have 1-3 supporting songwriters.

    LYRIC SHARING: On the day of the workshop, all confirmed registrants will receive an email containing the Zoom Link plus a link to a google drive folder.  Confirmed registrants will receive a separate notification via google drive, which gives you the ability to make written comments on other people's lyrics-in-progress.  This can be done before, during, or after the session.

    Requirements for Participation:

    There is no wait list for the session.  Every registrant who meets the following requirements will be confirmed to present a song in progress for peer critique: 

    1. At the time of registration, if you are bringing a song to the group for critique, you must submit a lyric sheet of an original song in progress.  This means 1) you wrote the lyrics and 2) your intention is to get feedback from others to help you do further work on your song to improve it.   If the songwriter believes their song is finished and does not intend to do further work on the song, it should not be submitted. 
    2. The song-in-progress you submit should connect with PMN’s mission of using music as a catalyst for a just and peaceful world.

    Eligibility to Participate:

    Participants in this workshop must:

    1. be PMN members in good standing* 
    2. register using this form
    3. have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    Workshop Facilitators:

    • Marcie Boyd:  Marcie Boyd is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, activist, and longtime PMN member.  She lives in Berkeley, CA, where she sings with Occupella and the LaPeña Chorus.
    • Steve Deasy:  Award-winning American-Canadian performing songwriter, producer and arranger; socially conscious in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with contemporary musicality.  PMN Steering Committee member. www.stevedeasy.com
    • Eric H. F. Law: Singer/songwriter, visual artist, Episcopal Priest, author of over 10 books on building justice and inclusive communities and founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute for diverse and sustainable communities. PMN Steering committee member.  https://erichflaw.hearnow.com/
    • Joanie Calem is a musician, singer/songwriter, storyteller, disability awareness activist, community-builder, cross-cultural worker and teacher. She has been teaching music and performing since 1983. Joanie uses music to break down stereotypes, build community and foster connection.

    INVITE ANOTHER SONGWRITER TO THIS WORKSHOP

    Help us build the community social change songwriters offering one another peer support!  Share the Facebook Event and invite friends:  INSERTLINK


    FACILITATORS EXPLAIN THIS PROCESS

    Watch our 3 minute video explaining how members of the People's Music Network are building a community of peers who are writing songs for social change: 

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