Special Events

Sunday, October 3

Conference Kick-Off | 6:00 pm

Join your Midwest hosts Carole Stephens, Susan Salidor and Alina Celeste as Together We Sing, Share and Network. We will honor Chicago’s First Lady of Children’s Music in “Ellabration” with documentarian Tim Ferrin. Meet CMN’s Board of Directors and experience three rounds of “Speed Meeting” – have your elevator speech ready. We’ll sing, laugh – and maybe a surprise musical guest will appear!

Round Robin Part 1 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Round Robin is an informal time to share songs we love with our friends in a supportive, unpressured atmosphere. Over a 90-minute span, you will have the opportunity to enjoy many performances and celebrate the spirit of sharing that is CMN.

Friday, October 8

Gathering Together | 7:00 pm

Sing, get updates on the full weekend of conference events and hear from the Board, including Co-Presidents Val Smalkin and Matt Fernald about CMN’s future.

Pierce Freelon Keynote | 7:30 pm

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

Read more about Pierce.

Saturday, October 9

Round Robin part 2 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

This is your time to shine! All are welcome to share a song and/or to listen and enjoy the talent of CMN’ers.

CMN Social Time | 9:50 - 10:00 pm

“Jamaica Bob” Griffiths, host

Sunday, October 10

Chat with the Co-Presidents | 11:00 am

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

PIO! Scholars Award | 1:00 pm

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 | 5:00 pm

SaulPaul, emcee

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

Things To Do

Looking forward to seeing you in 2021, #cannotwait!

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