“Soul of the Artist”: Presenters: Inness Hancock and Floyd Rappy.

A moderated Q&A between two engaging professional artists talking about why they- and the participants- create art and the necessity for creativity in the larger sense of the word. Participants will be encouraged to share their own stories and art.


“Creative Expression Vitalizes Health and Happiness” : Deirdre Breen

Do you know what seeks expression through you? Are you mistaken in thinking you’re not the creative type? Has your creativity gone missing or blocked by doubt or fear? Are you ready to explore new avenues of creative expression?  

This two-segment process vitalizes the creative spark that lies within. Be prepared to respond to writing prompts and breath and movement cues to broaden your mindset.  Our most creative aspect is our ability to change our minds which shifts everything.  As spring wakes the earth, your vital expression will be ready to expand and grow.      

Facilitated by Deirdre Breen, a recovered creative doubter, and   Mind/Body Medicine Expert, Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Master ISHTA Yoga Instructor, and Ayurvedic Health Counselor whose life work focuses on increasing vitality.



Imagine transforming a sheet of music-mere notes on a piece of paper- into a majestic soaring bird, giving birth to wondrous sounds for every generation. That is the magic of a truly gifted orchestrator.

Join Tony Winner Michael Starobin as he explains the art of turning a songwriter’s vision into orchestral sound. We’ll look into his scores where the sound world is created and discuss the collaboration that differentiates the theater from other art forms.

Michael Starobin is an orchestrator and arranger working on Broadway and in Hollywood. He has been the orchestrator for some of Broadway’s most innovative musicals such as Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins (2004 Tony Award for best Orchestrations) and Next to Normal (2009 award for best Orchestrations). He was the conductor and orchestrator for Disney’s animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, orchestrated the songs for Tangled and contributions for the film version of Chicago, Nine, Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Mary Poppins Returns.

Watch Michael Starobin: The Art of Orchestration Part One: HERE

Watch Michael Starobin: The Art of Orchestration Part Two: HERE

Deirdre joins  Creative Alliance Project with a focus on The Art of Consciousness.   As a yogi and health coach, her work assists individuals in creating self-care practices that maximizes their effort and time and cultivates consciousness in body and soul.  Becoming more conscious as a creative person is a powerful step toward the development of great art that we all hunger for.


Welcome to CLASSES! This is where you will find inspiring, uplifting, thought-provoking, educational and fun presentations from the many creative people in our community. Maybe you’re one of them? Let us know if you’d like the opportunity to share your passion and your knowledge. See the guest teacher submission form under ‘Parts You Can Play’. Please check back often as we are always expanding our community engagement, programs and creative opportunities for everyone. To enjoy our previous presentations and classes please visit our Youtube Channel.

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