Special Events

Conference Kick-Off

Midwest hosts Carole Stephens, Susan Salidor and Alina Celeste as Together We Sang, Shared and Networked. We honored Chicago’s First Lady of Children’s Music in “Ellabration” with documentarian Tim Ferrin. We met CMN’s Board of Directors and experienced three rounds of “Speed Meeting” –  We  sang, laughed – and surprise musical guest Tom Chapin joined us for our theme song!

Round Robin Part 1 & Part 2

The Round Robin is an informal time to share songs we love with our friends in a supportive, unpressured atmosphere. Over 2 evenings, we had the opportunity to enjoy many performances and celebrate the spirit of sharing that is CMN.

Pierce Freelon Keynote

“Bloom Where You’re Planted: How purpose, place and patience create abundance”

Read more about Pierce.

Chat with the Co-Presidents

Val Smalkin, East Coast (12pm EDT)
Matt Fernald, West Coast (9am PDT)

PIO! Scholars Award

Presentation of Pass It On! Scholars Award to Kaylin White and Zachary Shand.

Magic Penny Award Ceremony

Honoring Daniel Henry, Jr. and Jean Hendricks.

Read more about Daniel and Jean.

Conference Closing

SaulPaul, emcee

...and a look ahead to a “Kaleidoscope of Melodies” September 16-18, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ


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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