Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

    • 6 Apr 2022
    • 1 Jun 2022
    • 3 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, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm ET online.

    This group is open to CMN Members only

    For more information, contact Brian Caselli Jordan.

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • 13 Jun 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Online

    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 Monday of each month, from 7:00pm 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.

    • 21 Apr 2022
    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • online

    The Early Childhood Affinity Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 ET.  The first month of each quarter is a Songswap where attendees share songs and activities for early childhood audiences.  The third month of each quarter is a social gathering/connection time.  All songswaps and social connection sessions are offered at no charge.   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.

    Our May 19, 2022 meeting will be a workshop with Lindz Amer, "Why Kids Need to Learn About Gender and Sexuality".  This event requires separate registration.

    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 middle month of the quarter will be a workshop requiring separate registration.

    Questions or suggestions: contact Carole Stephens.

    • 25 Apr 2022
    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual via Zoom

    HipHop is happening- Join Us!

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

    • 5 May 2022
    • 1 Dec 2022
    • 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.

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

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

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

    • 12 May 2022
    • 9 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Online

    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.

    Members- no charge

    Non-Members- $25  contact office@cmnonline.org for the Registration Code.

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

    • 7 Jun 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Navigating the business side of music can be confusing! Join us for a conversation with executives from BMI, the largest Performance Rights Organization (PRO) in the US, to learn about the different types of music royalties, how to ensure that you are collecting them and why to join a PRO.

    $10 Members
    $15 Non-CMN Members - please contact office@cmnnline.org for Registration Code

    Presenters from BMI:

    Katie Kilgallen (Associate Director, Creative)

    Antonella DiSaverio (Sr. Director Admin & Publisher Relations)

    • 11 Sep 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 18 Sep 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Virtual + Scottsdale, AZ

    Join us Sept 11-18 for our 2022 Blended International Conference. Virtual events begin on Sunday, Sept. 11th, and In-person events start Friday, Sept., 16th and close Sunday, Sept., 18th.


    The conference kicks off virtually via Zoom on Sunday, Sept 11 and is all virtual via Zoom through Thursday Sept 15.  We begin with those gathered in Scottsdale on Friday evening, September 16.  All events in Scottsdale will be live-streamed for our virtual attendees. 

    For more details, check out the conference website.

    Registration information:
    Except for "day" registrations, any choice will include all virtual/streamed events
    Double & Single Accommodation includes all events 6 meals and two nights
    Off-Site includes all events, 2 dinners/2 lunches


    In consideration for the well-being of all who choose to attend in Scottsdale, at least 2 Covid vaccination shots will be required and at least one booster is preferred. If not boosted, please test before you leave home.  Masks will be optional inside the conference rooms with the exception Keynote, songs swaps and other sessions when singing together.


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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