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This page lists upcoming events organized by DCFG as well as events by other organizations.

Click here to see only upcoming ONLINE events (webinars).

Upcoming Events

    • 14 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • OnLine

    Musicianship and Leadership Program – Music for People
    Premiering September 14 and continuing through June 2021

    Musicians who want to improve their improvisation and group facilitation skills are invited to join this program that will focus on various aspects of musical development, including improvisation, deep listening, communication and individual expression. Participants will have the choice to meet several times over the course of 9 months with the possibility of completing 3 levels.

    Level 1 – Improviser: Activating Your Improvisational Gifts
    Level 2 - Apprentice: Facilitation and Musicianship Development
    Level 3 – Leader: Advance Your Facilitation or Performance
    Co-facilitated by multi-instrumentalist Mary Knysh, MfP’s program director; mezzo-soprano Irene Feher, who teaches voice at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada; oboist Alina Plourde, a music instructor at Syracuse University; and violinist/conductor David Rudge, a music professor at State University of New York at Fredonia.

    For Information Click Here: https://www.musicforpeople.org/wp/musicianship-leadership-program/

    • 14 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 05 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Internet

    The Wisdom of Rhythm Virtual Series is A four-session immersion into the spiritual and healing side of music – especially designed to meet the challenges of life in 2020. It promotes stress reduction, mental clarity and better brain health.

    Presented by:  Jim Donovan, M.Ed.

    Mondays • Sept 14, 21, 28 and Oct 5 • 8 PM– 9 PM EST

    For more Information and Registration click here

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • OnLine

    An Epic 4-day Gathering of Visionary Changemakers Lighting the Way to a Better Future  Featuring more than 200 presenters including Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and Jane Goodall  With Performances by Michael Franti and Rising Appalachia and 14 Virtual Stages

    For More Information and Free VIP Pass Click Here


    • 26 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Charlotte, NC

    Village Music Circles™ Elements of Drum Circle Facilitation One Day Introduction
    Join Ashley Tisdale this one day introduction to drum circle facilitation. Learn to identify the steps to facilitate a rhythm-based event and practice skills to reinforce understanding.  Hands-on practice for all participants is the focus of this training.

    Questions? Call Ashley Tisdale 704-641-9818

    Click Here for The Village Music Circles Events Website.

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Silver Springs, FL

    Paraloungehas been postponed until further notice. It is is a family friendly music retreat in Central Florida. It's full of fun workshops, performances, vendors, and drum circles. Workshops Include Introduction to Drum Circles with Clinton Tipton, Introduction to the Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo, and many more. Facilitated drum circles and children's drum circle. 

    Presented by Paralounge
    Kamp Kiwanis, Silver Springs, FL

    Click Here for More Information

    • 06 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 08 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • Seattle, WA

    Village Music Circles™ will empower you to build a rhythm community while exploring the foundational elements of drum circle facilitation. Learn powerful facilitation techniques and develop skills while gaining the confidence to successfully lead a rhythm event for a variety of diverse populations.

    Packed with information and hands-on experience both beginning and experienced Facilitators will have plenty of opportunities for practicing new skills in a safe, supportive environment. Upon completion of this training, you will have the ability to begin facilitating rhythm events of your own!

    Co-Facilitated by Mary Tolena and Jim Boneau

    Contact: John Hayden

    For More Information https://www.facebook.com/events/662801304460894/

    VMC Office:  831-458-1946

    • 26 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 28 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Ocean Creek Resort, 10600 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

    16th Annual

    February 26-28, 2021

    Ocean Creek Resort
    10600 N Kings Hwy
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

    Conference Fee: $385
    DCFG Members: 10% discount
    (Includes meals, hotel rooms are not included)


    “Rhythm Speaks Through Many Voices”

    It is once again time to gather as a community to drum, learn, educate, and be inspired!  As we come together for our 16th year together, we do so with the focus and theme of “Rhythms of Change”.  This year’s conference will once again be an amazing experience full of great presentations, learning experiences, open sharing, and as always amazing drum circle facilitators.  

    DCFG Conference 2016 Group

    The 16
    th Annual Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Conference is for anyone and everyone who incorporates rhythm and/or drumming into their work; including settings such as:

    • Schools/Education
    • Non-profits
    • Well elderly/seniors
    • Health/wellness
    • Community events
    • Corporate
    • Workplace training
    • Social services


    The Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild (DCFG) Conference will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on a wide range of DCF topics.  There will be an array of activities ranging from formal presentations, open sharing, jump time for facilitation practice, and of course plenty of time to simply drum together.  Conference sessions are designed for participants who have a working knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles and techniques.  Beginning DCFs are of course welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.  

    The DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).


    The conference will be held at:

    Ocean Creek Resort
    10600 N Kings Hwy
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
    Phone: +1 (800) 303-6829

    Click here for lodging information.


    Conference Fee: $385 (includes six meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)

    Current DCFG Members: 10% discount (members need to log in to register and get the discount)

    Send your check (preferred) to DCFG, PO Box 222, Fulton, MD 20759.


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