Special Events


Newcomer's Circle  5:00pm - 5:45pm ET
Is this your first CMN conference? Come to the Newcomer’s Circle led by Dorothy Creswell and Fran Friedman and make some new friends as well as learn about some of our beloved conference traditions. And, of course, there will be singing!

Conference Opening  6:00pm - 7:00pm ET
To kick off our Kaleidoscope of Melodies we will put light on some of the members outside of the US that bring interesting new colors to our community hosted by Alina Celeste. Be on the lookout for some surprise guests! In addition, we will explore some inspiring programs developing the next generation of musicians by bringing music programming to underserved communities. And don’t worry, we have built-in some time to say hello to or meet new friends.

CMN DEI Q&A Discussion with Peter Andrew Danzig  7:30–9:00 pm ET
Join CMN’s DEI Consultant, Peter Andrew Danzig, LSW, MSS, MA, CTP (they, them) as they kick off the important work of creating community agreements in our organization. Please take the time to attend this event as it highlights the core values of CMN. This event is open to the entire CMN community in addition to all conference attendees.  Learn more about our discussion.


Affinity Group Celebration  9:00pm - 10:00pm ET
Join us and check out the work of each Affinity Group in this celebration of our accomplishments.
Learn more about CMN's affinity groups.


Happy Hour!  9:00pm - 10:00pm ET
Grab a beverage or a snack and hang out on zoom for some social time.


Keynote Speaker: Radmilla Cody 3:00pm - 4:15pm ET
“K'√© Hasin/ Enduring Kinship & Hope”

Round Robin  8:00pm - 10:30pm ET
As is tradition, we will open the microphone with our virtual Round Robin, where all can share their glimmer of light with our community. 


PIO! Scholars Award  12:30pm ET
Presentation of Pass It On! Scholars Award to Evalyn Harper.

Magic Penny Award Ceremony 12:30pm - 1:45pm ET
Honoring Aaron Nigel Smith.

Conference Closing  6:00 pm ET
As we gather to end our virtual time together, we will begin by honoring one in our community that shines as a helper with our second recipient of the Fred Rogers Who Are The Helpers Award! (It’s a surprise, so be sure to tune in to see who our recipient is). Following that presentation, we will have a few performances by conference bright lights and end with our tradition of communal sharings.


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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