Affinity Group Celebration
Wednesday Sept 14, 2022 at 9:00pm - 10:00pm ET online
Come check out the work of each Affinity Group in this celebration of our accomplishments.
Consider starting an Affinity Group to the specific needs of you and your community!
CMN's Affinity Groups
Early Childhood Group
Interested in music and activities for children under 7 years old? Are you a teacher, librarian, performer, songwriter or parent? The first month of each quarter is a Songswap where attendees share songs and activities for early childhood audiences. The third month of each quarter is a social gathering/connection time. All songswaps and social connection sessions are offered at no charge.
This group normally meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm CT, and is open to CMNers and non-members. Register here.
We meet every wednesday 1pm EST to swap songs. Come with a song to share or just come to listen. All are welcome. It is an hour of singing, chatting, sharing, instructing, kvetching, and general all round connecting. If that sounds good to you, then come! Register here.
White Awareness, Accountability and Antiracism Group
We're a group of white children’s music makers working to heal racism who meet the first Wednesday of each month to:
Be The Change Action Task Force
The “Be The Change” Action Task Force moderated by Nikki Rung and Cynthia Haws is continuing to equip and empower people to “be the change” and work towards creating goals and taking action steps to dismantle racism in community, entertainment, and children’s music. We have committees that will be addressing Venues, Radio-play, Education and the Environment.
We meet the 2nd Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm ET online. This group is open to current CMNers and non-members.
Bring a song-in-progress and get constructive feedback and ideas for improvement from other CMN songwriters (and give feedback to others in turn). Songs can be at any stage in the writing process, but should not be 100% finished and polished. We will use a process adapted from a couple of Philadelphia area songwriting groups. This AG will motivate us to write more songs, and help us to raise the quality of our songs for children & families.
We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET online. Register here.
This group will share information and skills, give and receive support as we explore ways to ensure our work lives on in the world. Focus areas will include legal, emotional, technology, financial, creativity and other issues that emerge.
The group will continue to meet on the second Thursday of each month, and the conversation will pick up where it left off! Register here.
Our CMN annual conference is now over 30 years old!! Every year it gets bigger and better, creating many opportunities for performers, educators, songwriters, 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!