Affinity Groups

Opportunities for Members to Connect & Discuss Topics of Common Interest

All of these groups will be meeting again throughout the year and are open to all.

Early Childhood Group- Meets 3rd Thursday,  7:30pm ET

Carole Stephens, Coordinator

Interested in music and activities for children under 7 years old? Are you a teacher, librarian, performer, songwriter or parent? We normally meet the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm CT. Our conference special meeting will be informational and a quick EC songswap – save your zipper songs for Sunday’s Early Childhood Songswap!

GRAMMY - Meets quarterly

Moderator/Organizer: Dana Cohenour

Special Guest: Maurice (Mo) Kalous; Senior Membership Manager of the Recording Academy,

White Awareness, Accountability and Anti-racism Group- Meets 1st Wednesday, 8pm ET

Brian Caselli Jordan & Noam Brown, Co-facilitators

We're a group of white children’s music makers working to heal racism who meet the first Wednesday of each month to:

  • talk about the role of race in our lives and the world around us in the present, and historically
  • practice the ways we will talk about race and justice with children
  • build our skills for engaging and interrupting when racial incidents occur and practice, practice, practice
  • brainstorm how we can use our music and access to heal racism
  • support one another as we strive to share access, resources and build equitable, loving community of solidarity with our colleagues of color as white folks making children's music.

    Be The Change Action Task Force Meets 2nd Monday,  7pm ET

    Wendy Morgan, Darryl Boggs and SaulPaul,  Co-Facilitators

    The “Be The Change” Action Task Force strives to equip and empower people to “ Be the Change” they wish to see. Together we work towards creating goals and taking action steps to dismantle racism in community, entertainment and children’s music. 

    New Member Chat with a Co-President- Quarterly


    Check out our Program Book!

    Our CMN annual conference is now over 30 years old!! Every year it gets bigger and better, creating many opportunities for performers, educators, song¬≠writers, librarians, and families—all those who love music for children—to gather. Together, we connect and reconnect and fill our hearts with laughter and song by sharing songs, ideas, resources and information.

    Looking forward to seeing you in 2022, #cannotwait!

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