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Creative Motion Clinics a Sunday afternoon series

Join our monthly opportunities to share our learning and continued work in Creative Motion.  These online sessions are hosted by Creative Motion certified teachers at 4pm Eastern Time, 3pm Central, 2pm Mountain, 1pm Pacific.

Find additional details here.

To lead a session or suggest a topic contact


Creative Conversations a pop-up Sunday afternoon series

Join our informal conversations designed help CM practitioners reconnect and stay in touch.  These online sessions are hosted by Susan McGuire and will be held upon request
4pm Eastern Time, 3pm Central, 2pm Mountain, 1pm Pacific.

Find additional details here.


Spectrum of Piano Teaching

A Creative Motion Symposium

Jacksonville, FL

Dates - to be determined

Find additional details here.

For more information contact site coordinator Twila Miller.



Creative Motion Summer Conference 2022 held July 8-10, 2022
An opportunity to re-energize and reconnect with Creative Motion principles. Nearly 70 years ago, Dr. Margaret Allen began hosting Creative Motion workshops, first at her mountaintop estate, and later on the Berea College Campus. We returned to Berea, where updated facilities and a friendly team from the Berea College campus welcomed seekers of knowledge and a deeper understanding of Creative Motion.
learn more here


Creative Motion and Music Therapy

April 22, 2022 • March 16, 2022 • October 27, 2021

a series of custom clinics led by Phyllis Pasley

for instrumental ensemble, improvisational movement and 

music therapy students of

Dr. Laura Dwyer, Maryville University

in St. Louis

Creative Motion Virtual Conference

July 17-18, 2021

via ZOOM

Creative Motion Summer Symposium

July 14-18, 2019

Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

For more information contact our director.

Creative Motion Workshop

January 11-12, 2019

Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC 29733

For more information contact site coordinator Dr. Justin Isenhour.

Creative Motion Improvisation Master Class

November 27, 2018 

2:30-4:00pm (Eastern time)

Arlington, VA area

Dr. Harold McKinney, instructor

For more information, contact site coordinator/host Dr. Mary Hannah Klontz.


July 15-19, 2018

Arborlawn United Methodist Church

5001 Briar Haven - Ft. Worth, TX 76109

Geared toward the veteran student of Creative Motion, this 4 night retreat is designed to facilitate reflection, refocusing and refinement of ones efficient use of energy as it applies to music and more.  TUITION FREE!  Participants must make their own arrangements for housing and meals.

PUBLIC EVENTS - Anyone is welcome to attend the FREE public events scheduled during this retreat. Reservations are required for some events.

  • Public Concert - FREE!
      Tuesday -July 17, 2018 at 7pm.

  • "Introduction to Creative Motion" session
      Wednesday -July 18, 2018 at 7pm.
    FREE! Reservations required.

  • The public is welcomed to master classes which may be scheduled throughout the retreat

  • Private lessons are available to the public throughout the retreat for an additional fee.


Questions? contact Phyllis Pasley via email or call 314-306-7575

Creative Motion CONFERENCE

Location - tbd

The Creative Motion Alliance signature event, this biannual summer event focuses on turning technique into artistry for adults and young artists (12-18). Vocalists and instrumentalists (all instruments) participate in intergenerational classes as well as classes grouped by age and expertise.  


Creative Motion is where music and energy meet and we're waiting for you!  


Join us for a week-long program that:      

  • provides performance opportunities with Creative Motion coaching in master classes      

  • gives new approaches to artistic expression through classes and private lessons      

  • nurtures growth in a supportive community

3 Graduate credits ($285 fee) and Continuing Education Units (free) are available!



Workshops are offered in various formats and locations. Topics and format vary depending on the audience and hosts. Check under the EVENTS tab above for current offerings. Interested in a customized clinic in your area? contact

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