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Creative Motion


Monthly Sessions 

led by certified Creative Motion teachers. view scheduled dates here.

email with any questions you may have.


2022 Summer Creative Motion Conference



July, 2022 

Berea, Kentucky

Plans are underway for our next in-person event slated for July 2022! Hopefully, safe travel will be possible in one more year's time. Our plans include a return to Berea, Kentucky. Did you know? Berea, KY is where the phrase of Creative Motion study led by Margaret Allen began seventy years ago? More details to come. Plan to join us for three days in Berea sometime in the second week of July 2022!


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SUCCESS! 2021 Virtual Summer Symposium
       in Creative Motion, July 17-18, 2021


CMA planners welcomed 32 registrants to our virtual Summer Symposium in Creative Motion July 17-18, 2021. A stellar line up of certified Creative Motion teachers delivered a wonderfully diverse collection of sessions via ZOOM. View details of the conference schedule here. 


Participants remarked that with the exceptionally long delay since our last gathering that a return together was much needed and welcome and beneficial, despite the losses of it not being an in-person event.


Creative Motion Clinics are presentations led by some of our certified Creative Motion Instructors exploring principles and concepts related to Creative Motion.


Phyllis Pasley recently was invited to present Maryville University in St. Louis for Dr. Laura Dwyer's music therapy students. "It was a short 45 minute presentation... and I had about an hour and a half's worth of things to share. Prospects are good for a return engagement!" Pasley remarked.


We schedule virtual offerings on a quarterly basis. Learn more about the clinic series here. We are pleased to welcome Ty Miller who will lead our next session:

A Journey and It's Gifts -

11/7/21 at 4pm Eastern.

email for the ZOOM link.


POP-UP Creative Conversations Available
upon request

After hosting weekly opportunities led by Susan McGuire to connect Creative Motion practitioners between September 2020 and July 2021, the regularly scheduled weekly gatherings were placed on hiatus. Future Creative Conversations may take a"pop-up form" and may no longer be restricted to a Sunday. Email to request that a session be formed! 

Creative Motion Alliance Board Meeting Monthly

The Creative Motion Alliance Executive Board which includes president Dr. Mary Hannah Klontz, vice-president Phyllis Pasley, and Dr. Mary Ann Fritz, who serves as secretary/treasurer.  Dr. Klontz was re-elected to continue to serve in the role of CMA President until 2024, at the 2021 annual CMA membership meeting. Pasley's term concludes in 2022, and Dr. Fritz term will conclude in 2023. In addition to planning for the upcoming Summer conference in Berea, Kentucky, the board is engaged with solidifying the Alliance's financial footing, infrastructure and addressing issues related to the organization's longevity.

We plan to hold the annual meeting in July 2022 - in person - in Berea, Kentucky. Plan to attend. Remember you can join for FREE through the remainder of 2021.  



Many of the resources mentioned in our CM Symposium include resource that are available for you to use in your own practice or with your students.


Creative Motion Publications Committee chair, Dr. Mary Ann Fritz works tirelessly for the benefit of Alliance members. As editor of the Journal of Creative Motion, she has been instrumental in bringing forth this annual publication, alongside many others which help share this body of knowledge about wholeness in response in musical endeavors. 

It's always a great time to consider sharing the gift of knowledge about Creative Motion principles! Remember - CM Alliance members also enjoy discounts on the purchase of our publications, and several publications listed below are available free of charge.

Consider brightening someone's world with one of our publications or posters! 

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In addition to more than twenty years of Journals of Creative Motion, Fritz has helped make several other publications available. These include:

A Creative Motion Reader - a collection of research gathered by Dr. Robert Smith  on approaches to music performance that parallel or complement Creative Motion in some way. To obtain a digital file, please contact MaryAnn Fritz at for your free copy.

The Creative Motion Papers of Margaret Allen - a compilation from the collection held by Dr. Robert Smith of the papers of Dr. Margaret Allen, founder of the Windswept Music Workshop. If you would like a digital copy of this collection of writings, please contact MaryAnn Fritz at for your free copy.

To receive your free copy of the current version of the Journal of Creative Motion, for more information please contact Dr. Mary Ann Fritz, or the Creative Motion Alliance at

2021 Dues Waiver Extended

In January 2021, the Executive Board decided to extend the waiver of the Creative Motion Alliance membership dues for 2021. You may recall this decision to waive fees began in early 2020 near the start of the pandemic. This decision was made due to a variety of circumstances, not the least of which was the devastating financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


We want to ensure that every current, former and potential member of the Creative Motion Alliance continues to be included in our conversations and plans for the future. So again, this year, all we will need to process your membership in the Creative Motion Alliance is a valid email address and a confirmation of your contact information.



Although we will not be collecting dues, we encourage any who are financially able to send a financial contribution to support the work of the Creative Motion Alliance. Your donations help pay for filing fees, taxes, insurance and maintenance expenses, as well as help CMA to sponsor workshops and publications which help spread the word. As a 501c.3, your donations are tax-deductible too!  You can make a donation here.


Please consider making a contribution to the Creative Motion Alliance. Your donations make a difference and help us reach our goals. Thanks for considering CMA as a part of your annual giving. You can make your tax-deductible donation here.

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