Library Affinity Group
The Library Affinity Group is open to everyone who is interested in libraries as a space for children’s and community programming. Topics for discussion may include the role of music in library programs, building relationships between artists and libraries, and current issues in the world of librarianship.
We meet the first Monday of each month and the second Monday in July and September where holidays conflict.
Already using puppets, always wanted to add puppetry to your repertoire. You are welcome!! Register here and join this gathering of children's performers who already use or want to use puppets in their programs.
We meet monthly, on the 4th Sunday of the month.
Early Childhood Group
Interested in music and activities for children under 7 years old? Are you a teacher, librarian, performer, songwriter or parent? 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 normally meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm CT, and is open to CMNers and non-members
White Awareness, Accountability and Antiracism Group
We're a group of white children’s music makers working to heal racism who meet the first Wednesday of each month to:
Be The Change Action Task Force
The “Be The Change” Action Task Force moderated by 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 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET online. This group is open to current CMNers and non-members.
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 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 the second Thursday of each month, and the conversation will pick up where it left off!