Beyond the Music


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.
The Impact of Live Theatre

Join Tameishia Peterson and Lauren Annunziata as they outline the impact of live performance. More details to come shortly!
Tameishia Petersen and
Lauren Annunziata
Celebrate Humanity - Relax, Awake, and Enjoy
Edwin Kim

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.

Building Affirming Spaces: Intersectionality in Music 
Esteemed queer musical leaders will guide participants through an eye-opening discussion about visibility and representation in choral music. Attendees will learn 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.
Danielle Buonaiuto,
Stephen Hall, and
Knox Sutterfield
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.

Ari Messenger
Jon Pohlmann, and
Ryan Buchanan
Core + Restore
Heather Gunn-Rivera
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.

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