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National Association of Pastoral Musicians
36th Annual Convention
July 29 – August 2, 2013

Participation: Liturgy, Life, Mission

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

Come to Washington to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum concilium.  Convention Eucharist on Wednesday morning will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with Donald Cardinal Wuerl as principal celebrant.  Choose from dozens of informative learning opportunities and fine musical performances, along with showcases, exhibits, and all that Washington has to offer!

Plenum Speakers: Rita Ferrone, John Baldovin, SJ, Paul Turner, Bernadette Farrell

Convention Registration

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Essentials of Choral Singing

A Special Evening Webinar with Dr. James Jordan


Monday, May 20, 2013
8:00 pm et • 7:00 pm ct • 6:00 pm mt • 5:00 pm pt

What are the essentials of choral vocal technique for choirs at any level?
Participants in this evening webinar will understand what is essential
for improving the choral sound of parish choirs, no matter their musical or vocal experience.

Webinar Registration

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NPM Guitar and Ensemble Institute
July 8 - 12, 2013
Milford, Ohio

A five-day intensive training program for guitarists, ensemble and contemporary choir directors,
and ensemble instrumental players. Tracks will be offered for guitarists at all levels, directors,
bass players, singers, percussionists, and obbligato instrumentalists. 


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NPM Webinar Series 2013

Music in Celebrating the Rites of the Church

8. April 18, 2013
Resources for Planning
J. Michael McMahon
9. May 16, 2013
Hymns: Texts, Tunes, and Theologies
Alan Hommerding

Webinar Registration

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Time: All webinars take place at 2:00 PM ET  ▪  1:00 PM CT  ▪  12:00 NOON MT  ▪  11:00 AM PT 
Place: Wherever you are!

Sign up for a package of five or more webinars and save or take advantage of generous discounts for groups.

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Support the work of pastoral musicians with an online donation.

Lenten Scholarship Appeal
Please help musicians and parishes with limited resources to take advantage of NPM educational programs by making a secure online donation or by downloading a printable donation form to mail or fax your gift.

Download the printable donation form  to contribute to the NPM Annual Fund or become a Sustaining Donor.


Convention College Internships
NPM is making available internships for young people (age 18 - 23) at the NPM Convention in Washington, DC. View internship information

2013 Scholarships Available
View complete information on academic scholarships to be awarded for the 2013 - 2014 year. Application deadline is March 4, 2013. Complete Information

NEW! How You Can Sponsor an NPM Local Cantor Intensive
Your diocese, chapter, parish, or school can collaborate with NPM to sponsor an affordable and high-quality day for cantor formation. Find out how.

CD Recordings of Missal Chants
You may order CD recordings of chants from the new Missal at a low cost – and with generous discounts for bulk orders. Place an online order here or download a printable order form to mail or fax.

Webinar Recordings Available
Recordings of NPM webinars are available for purchase.  Recent topics includes the new Roman Missal, the Psalms in Christian worship, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, why we sing, what we sing, musical ministries, choosing music, and inculturation. 
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