VIRTUAL SEASON 2020-2021
Beyond the Music
INVITED · INCLUDED · INSPIRED
Inspire welcomes you to learn from our NYC based interdisciplinary artists through a virtual season of interactive webinars. Sessions include coaching musical theatre, queer perspectives on music-making, and choral arrangement.
Building Affirming Spaces: Intersectionality in Music
Esteemed queer musical leaders will guide us through an eye-opening discussion about visibility and representation in choral music. Attendees will learn primarily about building affirming musical spaces for queer people while keeping in mind similar race and gender considerations through an exploration of the concept of intersectionality.
Stephen Hall, and
Behind the Score: The Secrets of Choral Arranging
Three of Inspire’s resident arrangers reveal their tips, tricks, and techniques for choral arranging. Ryan, Jon, and Ari will each discuss one of their arrangements performed by Inspire in past concerts. Attendees will get the opportunity to glimpse the process behind the score and ask questions about arranging for choir.
Jon Pohlmann, and
Core + Restore
This class will help you access your deepest core muscles through mindful breathing and restorative stretches. As performers we know the value of a supported breath, but the breath can only be properly supported with a strong core. The ability to call upon all aspects of our core helps us stand strong, support properly, and move efficiently.
Be ready to move with Heather as she guides us through this restorative session.
Musical Scene Study
Work with Inspire's resident musical-theater-heads to break down an iconic musical theater scene. Experience what it's like to work as an ensemble and prepare for a role in a musical through research and text analysis — and put it all together with a final performance!
Lauren Annunziata and
Compose Your own Monologue!
Create your own work with Inspire: A Choir for Unity. An evening of learning the fundamentals of creating your own monologue or scene while being guided by Tameishia and Lauren. Just bring a pen/paper and your wonderful imagination!
Tameishia Petersen and
Celebrate Humanity - Relax, Awake, and Enjoy
Inspire artist and internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Edwin Kim, will share with us a new genre for solo piano invented by Dongchang Lim called Huhteun-garak. Following a live performance of the opening movement, Kim will discuss this new style of Korean composition.
Dissecting and reconstructing the core cells of Traditional Korean music, Lim established a new set of principles that could help musicians reach mindfulness in the process of making and listening to music.