We do this through the gifts we have received and
developed: our love for the Church’s liturgy and the
communities that gather to sing God’s praise, skills in
music and pastoral preparation for worship, talents in
music education, and service in preaching and presiding.
We come to St. Louis in the thirty-seventh year of such
celebrate, to learn,
and to re-dedicate
ourselves to our
so that the coming
year in which
we minister in
the power of the
acceptable to the
- ...are a pastoral musician who wants to gather with other people who share your ministry, come to
- ...are a director of music ministries and you want to deepen your own understanding of the seasons while finding
tools to pull everything together for the glory of God, come to St. Louis.
- ...are a psalmist and cantor who wants to deepen your understanding of the Scriptures and polish your proclamation
skills, come to St. Louis.
- ...are a bishop, priest, deacon, or seminarian who wants to enrich your understanding and practice of the ars
celebrandi, come to St. Louis.
- ...are a choir director or ensemble leader who wants to improve the blending of voices to support the congregation
and enrich the celebration, come to St. Louis.
- ...are an organist or keyboardist or guitarist, or if you play another instrument looking for ways to add variety
and colorful dimensions to the song of the assembly, come to St. Louis.
- ...are a young pastoral musician who needs to learn basic skills, or to develop advanced skills, and you want to
do it in a friendly and trusted environment with other young musicians, come to St. Louis.
- ...are a music educator who recognizes that all music ministry is music education, but good music
ministry needs a solid grounding in musical training, come to St. Louis.
- ...are any of these people who needs time away in a retreat environment filled with prayer, filled with
music, filled with the support of other ministers, come to St. Louis.
- ...believe, as the bishops teach us in Sing to the Lord, that “God has bestowed upon his people the gift
of song” and that “music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things;” if you believe that
the “Paschal hymn...leads us through the church doors to the whole world, with its joys and hopes,
griefs and anxieties,” come to St. Louis.
We'll look for you in St. Louis!
Don't Miss the 2014 NPM National Convention!
• New Music and Resources
• Spiritual and Professional Renewal
• Singing and Praying
• Inspirational Events
• Workshops, Master Classes
• Gathering with colleagues and peers!
||New This Year: Electronic Program Book!
We are offering you an option to help
save the planet and take $20 off your
registration fee! If you are one of the
many who can’t go anywhere without
your tablet device, and would like to
download the program book before
the convention, please indicate your
choice on the registration form.
If you choose to go paperless, deduct
$20 from your registration fees (no
matter what type of registration except
complimentary) and you will
receive a special link to download
the program book at least two weeks
prior to the convention. At registration
you will NOT receive a book,
thus saving us the cost of printing, and
you the weight of carrying it around.
Convention Logo Designer: Kathy Czopek
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Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm – midnight
Thursday: 11:45 am–6:00 pm