Upcoming Events

Online Groups

    • 3 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 1 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 11 sessions
    • online


    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, at 8:00pm ET online.

    This group is open to CMN Members only. Click here to register and receive your link to the session. Please put the link into your calendar for safe keeping.

    For more information, contact Brian Caselli Jordan.

    • 4 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 11 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.

    This group is open to CMN Members only. Here’s the link to join. If you are interested and weren’t able to attend the session in October, you can watch the session recording to catch up.

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

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

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 18 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • 10 sessions
    • online


    The Early Childhood Affinity Group will alternate between networking/social events and Songswaps – sharing songs and activities for early childhood audiences.

    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, workshops and ideaswap events. Join us!

    We meet the third Thursday of each month, at 7:30pm ET online.

    You don't need to register if you've already come to an EC-AG meeting. If you're new to this group, please click here to register and receive your link to the session. Please put the link into your calendar for safe keeping.

    Help support this program and more in the future by donating $10 (or give-what-you-can) for CMN members and $15 for non-members. Donate HERE, and please specify EC-AG.

    Save the date for our July 15 songswap.
    Questions or suggestions: contact Carole Stephens.

National Conference

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.

The Children's Music Network
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office@cmnonline.org

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