2020 International Conference

Music Makes the World Go ‘Round


October 2-11, 2020
Virtual via Zoom

Be one of the first 100 people to register and you will receive this beautiful mask, courtesy of BOD member, Kathy Byers!

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. We share songs, ideas, resources and information. The conference has many exciting parts: an exciting keynote presentation; an inspiring Magic Penny award ceremony; numerous workshops about performing, marketing, production, copyrights, education, movement and building developmental skills through music; song circles and song swaps; late night jam sessions and countless ways to forge new friends and musical collaborations. It is an event not to be missed!


Photo: Ysaye Barnwell
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ysaÿe Maria Barnwell
Photo: Fred Rogers
Magic Penny Award
Fred Rogers

CMN 2020 Goes Virtual!

We have decided that the 2020 Children's Music Network International Conference will be an entirely online, "virtual" conference. Based on the survey responses and the nature of the pandemic, we do not feel confident that gathering together in one space for a weekend in October will be safe, and we do not want to put people at risk.

This year, the conference will be spread over 10 days, beginning the Friday evening Oct 2 and concluding Sunday afternoon, Oct 11, with workshop offerings Monday through Friday. Every single event (including each workshop) will be scheduled at a separate time, meaning that you can actually attend every single session if you want!

Looking forward to seeing you in October, #cannotwait!