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Conference Schedule

Sunday Oct 29 - Thurs Nov 2, 2023 virtual via Zoom
Friday Nov 3 - Sunday Nov 5, 2023 live in Boston and streamed virtually

All times are Eastern Time.

Sunday October 29, 2023

5:00pm - 5:20pm Virtual Opening & Newcomer Welcome
5:30pm - 7:30pm Virtual Round Robin / Steve Elci

Monday October 30, 2023

4:00pm - 5:15pm Marketing Music in the Digital Age / Jessa Campbell 
Sponsored by Star Forest
5:30pm - 6:45pm Song Swap: Climate Justice / Esther Crow
7:00pm - 8:15pm How to Create a Successful YouTube Channel / Mark & Tina Harris
8:30pm - 9:30pm Hip-Hop Affinity Group

Tuesday October 31, 2023 - HALLOWEEN

4:00pm - 5:00pm Song Swap: Halloween / Vanessa Trien

Wednesday November 1, 2023

4:00pm - 5:15pm How to Pitch Your Music for TV & Film Placements / Greg Lato
5:30pm - 6:45pm CMN History Through Songs / Sarah Pirtle & Stuart Stotts
8:00pm - 9:00pm White Awareness, Accountability, and Antiracism Affinity Group

Thursday November 2, 2023

4:00pm - 5:15pm Integrating Music Therapy Into Your Music Education Practices / Ashley Shabankareh
7:00pm - 8:15pm Hip Hop Music History and Cultural Context / Eugene "GeNie" Baffoe
8:30pm - 9:30pm Songwriting Critique Circle Affinity Group

Friday November 3, 2023

4:00pm - Registration / Check In
4:30pm - 5:45pmMember Activities 
5:00pm - 5:45pm Newcomer’s Circle
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:15pm - 8:30pm Live Opening Session
8:30pm -  Dance Party with DJ WillieWow

Saturday November 4, 2023

7:30am - 8:15amMember Activities 
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am Teaching Race to Kids / Reggie Harris & Alastair Moock
  Concept Albums - What a Concept / Joanie Leeds
  SongSwap: Songs with Props / Marsha Goodman-Wood
Sponsored by Bear Paw Creek
10:30am - Noon Keynote: Alphabet Rockers
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch and Annual Meeting
1:45pm - 3:00pm Listening is Love / Alphabet Rockers 
Sponsored by Songs For Teaching
 Writing Musicals: From Page to Stage / David & Jenny Heitler-Klevans
 SongSwap: Beyond the Binary / Mara Sapon-Shevin
3:15pm - 4:30pm Fundraising for the Artistpreneur / Karen Kalafatas & Aaron Nigel Smith
  Improv - How to Make the Unplanned Moments Fun / Julie Be
  Song Swap: Cultural Diversity / Flor Bromley
4:30pm - 6:00pm Free time
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pm Round Robin / Dana Cohenour


Sunday November 5, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

7:30am - 8:15amMember Activities 
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am Tapping Into Your Creative Flow / Wendy Morgan
  Engaging and Uplifting Music Makers with Disabilities / Miles Douglas Wilcox
  SongSwap: Songs for Circle Time /Lavender Blues
10:15am - 10:30amCheckout
10:30am - 11:45am Awards Ceremony (Magic Penny & PIO! Scholar)
11:55am - 12:15pmCambridge Children's Choir
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:30pm Closing Circle


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 2023, #cannotwait!

The Children's Music Network
10 Court Street #22, Arlington, MA 02476
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