Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

    • 10 Aug 2022
    • 5 Oct 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom


    All are welcome to CMN's weekly song swaps.  Bring a song to share, or just listen and hang out. You can sing something you wrote or something you love, as long as it’s for children (poems and stories also welcome). 

    The song swap meets every Wednesday, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET online.

    We try to fit everyone in before 2 so that people who have other obligations can leave promptly. If there are a lot of people, we limit conversation and announcements to the chat. Sometimes folks hang out and talk for a few minutes afterwards. Not everyone comes every week - do what works for you!

    Contact Kim Wallach for more info and a Zoom link.

    • 29 Aug 2022
    • 27 Mar 2023
    • 8 sessions
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    HipHop is happening -- Join Us!

    We meet on the last Monday of  each month.

    This group is open to current CMNers and non-members. Non-members contact us (office@cmnonline.org) for a registration code. 

    • 7 Sep 2022
    • 1 Mar 2023
    • 7 sessions
    • online
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    This will be a space for white music makers and educators to:

    • talk about the role of race in our lives and the world around us in the present, and historically
    • practice the ways we will talk about race and justice with children
    • brainstorm and build our skills for engaging and interrupting when racial incidents occur and practice, practice, practice
    • brainstorm about how we can use our music and access to heal racism
    • support one another as we strive to share access, resources and build equitable, loving community of solidarity with our colleagues of color as white folks making children's music.
    • we will work together to identify your other goals, hopes and purposes when we convene

    We're a group of white children’s music makers working to heal racism. Join us!

    We meet the first Wednesday of each month, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm ET online.

    This group is open to CMN Members only

    For more information, contact Brian Caselli Jordan.

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 14 Mar 2023
    • 7 sessions
    • Online
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    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 Tuesday of each month, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm ET online.  

    This group is open to current CMNers and non-members. Non-members contact us (office@cmnonline.org) for a registration code. Together we believe we can change the world! We hope you will join us!

    For more information, contact Nikki Rung (nannynikkimusic@gmail.com).

    Additionally, please join Family Music Forward as they continue their work toward erasing systemic racism in the world of children's music.

    • 3 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    Please join us for the Third Annual CMN Listening Party via Zoom on Monday, Oct. 3rd at 7:00PM ET. All are invited to attend and listen to some of the awesome work that has been created this year. CMN members with Grammy® entries in the children's genre are invited to share their projects in 5 minute audio presentations. 

    (Note: CMN has no influence over Grammy® Award nominees or winners and is not affiliated with the Recording Academy.)
    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 2 Mar 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • online


    As part of the Affinity Group initiative during the 2020 Annual Conference, Ruth Pelham and Kim Wallach offered a session to explore how best to make members’ “bodies of work” available for the next generation. Over 30 people attended and there was lively discussion, creative ideas and a wish to continue the discussion beyond this single meeting. On the second Thursday of each month, the conversation will pick up where it left off!

    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 a regular basis as it decides for as long as there is demand and interest.

    We meet the first Thursday of each month, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET online.

    This group is open to CMN Members only.  Contact us at office@cmnonline.org to register.

    For more information including notes from the session, contact Ruth Pelham or Kim Wallach.

    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 9 Mar 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
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    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.

    This group is open to CMNers (no charge) and non-members ($25).  Non-members contact us at office@cmnonline.org for a registration code.

    For more information, contact David Heitler-Klevans, facilitator.

    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 16 Mar 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • online
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    If you're interested in music and activities for children under 7 years old – including teachers, librarians, performers, songwriters, parents – you will enjoy these networking and songswap events. Join us!

    • The first month of each quarter is a Songswap where attendees share songs and activities for early childhood audiences. 
    • The middle month of the quarter will be a workshop requiring separate registration.
    • The third month of each quarter is a social gathering/connection time. 

    All songswaps and social connection sessions are offered at no charge.   

    The Early Childhood Affinity Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 ET online.  

    This group is open to CMNers and non-members (non-members contact us at office@cmnonline.org for a registration code). You only need to register once and you are automatically registered for the following sessions.  Please let us know if you would like to be removed from the registrant list.

    Questions or suggestions: contact Stacey Peasley

Upcoming Events


Online Groups

CMN sponsors online groups that meet regularly to tackle important issues in our profession and in our life. Join us – most are open to the public.

National Conference


CMN's 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.

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10 Court Street #22, Arlington, MA 02476
office@cmnonline.org
(339) 707-0277

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