Foundations of The Future

June 25-28, 2023

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The 2023 convention theme celebrates the role of early childhood music and movement in providing foundations for both young children and the individuals who make music with them.

Foundational Areas May Include:

  • Increased Connections

    Including global connections and interpersonal connections. Topics related to these connections can be related to (a) diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB), (b) social-emotional learning (SEL), (c) empathy, (d) connections within school settings, (e) connections within home settings

  • Child & Adult Development

    Including developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). This can include topics related to working with children with special needs and learning disorders as well as gifted children.

  • The Use of Technology

  • Beginnings of Lifewide Music Making

  • The Pedagogical Practices of Tomorrow


Session proposals, in a variety of formats, will be elicited that are related to any of the foundational areas discussed above.

Further information to come soon, including a call for proposal submissions. We’re looking forward to seeing you in the Rio Grande Valley in June!