Improve your professional skills, learn new music, and meet people who value the positive power of music in the lives of children.
Friends & Sponsors
GoCreative Programs, Silver Sponsors, Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet are Both Parents' Choice Silver Award Winners for their bilingual music for kids and families. Hamlet has provided bilingual arts and music programs in the Chicagoland area since 2001, and Alina has taught early childhood music and arts classes and toured internationally since 2009. As GoCreative Programs and Lion Mice Productions, they provide workshops for educators and other professionals on incorporating music in the early childhood classroom and to strengthen early literacy and math skills, using music and art as a vehicle to teach Spanish, and Bilingual integration for story times and art activities. They also perform nation-wide for kids and families in Libraries, Schools, Museums, Theaters and Festivals, as well as produce recorded content like online classes, music albums, and educational or promotional videos for clients.
They are huge fans of CMN!
Also month we spotlight Gold Sponsor-Sing, Play, Grow… dance and laugh too! Philip Alexander performs zany original songs & stories plus well-loved tunes from the wide world over on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, xylophone, djembe drum and boomwhackers. Concerts, classes and school enrichment programs for children ages 1-10 and their favorite grown-ups.
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CMN stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement across the world. We are committed to cultivate a welcoming and affirming space, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and the world at large. We recognize the positive power of music to shape children’s sense of fairness and justice, to teach the enormous importance of often-marginalized cultures to our music traditions, and to amplify the voices of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People Of Color), LGBTQI+ communities, and people of all abilities. We pledge to lead with humility, to continue our advocacy and support our members in theirs.
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