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Pre-convention Events
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Monday, July 14
Tuesday, July 15
Wednesday, July 16
Thursday, July 17
Friday,July 18
Hotel Information
Registration Information
Early Registration Discount

Schedule

Sunday, July 13
4:00 pm–8:00 pm Registration

Monday, July 14
7:30 am - 1:30 pm Registration
8:00 am Tours depart (Organ Crawl, Religious House Tour, Pilgrimage Tour)
9:00 am Institutes
Master Classes and Clinics
Music Education Morning
Leadership Retreat and Retreat for Youth
10:00 am Chapter Directors
10:00 am Music Industry Showcase I
11:00 am Orientation for First Time Participants
noon - 1:00 pm Cantor Certificate Written Adjudications
noon - 1:00 pm Chapter Director Luncheon
1:30 pm Welcome and Annual Members’ Meeting
Plenum: Good News for a Wounded People

 

Pre-Convention Events

Master Classes and Clinics

For applicable Master Classes and Clinics (*) please note that (time permitting) attendees may play or sing one selection for the group and receive coaching from the master teacher/clinician. Please bring a copy of the score for the clinician. No audition required.


BLERSCH

Organist Master Class MC-01
Wednesday, July 16 | 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Clinician Jeffrey Neal Blersch

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CORTEZ

Petrunak
PETRUNAK

Advanced Guitar Master Class MC-02
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinicians Jaime Cortez and Stephen Petrunak

A group class for guitarists with experience. Two master clinicians offer practical skills to improve your guitar playing and your ability to lead the assembly’s song with the guitar. Bring your guitar, two pieces of music, and a folding stand. Space is limited. Preregistration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.

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HAYES
Piano Master Class MC-03 *
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinician Mark Hayes
Open to all pianists to observe and participate. Time permitting, all who attend may play one selection for the group and receive coaching from the master teacher. The selection is to be a sacred work that might be used during Mass instead of a classical work, unless that is your norm. Please bring a copy of the score for the clinician. No audition required. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.

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BOLDUC
Contemporary Piano Clinic MC-04 *
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinician Ed Bolduc
Tools and tips to help you lead contemporary styles of music for worship from the keyboard. Come prepared to observe or to play. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.

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KEIL

WALKER
WALKER

Ensemble Clinic MC-05
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinicians Kevin Keil and Barney Walker
A survey of what a musician needs to know about church sound systems; how and why they work; and how to troubleshoot problems like distortion, feedback, and “dead” channels. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.


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KOLAR

Writing Parts and Leading Hispanic Rhythms and Styles MC-06
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinician Peter Kolar
For pastoral musicians serving Hispanic/Latino communities. Discover the rhythms, styles, and instrumentation that can help you lead and enhance worship using the music of our Hispanic sisters and brothers. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.


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WERNER
Cantor Master Class MC-07 *
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinician Joanne Werner
This group class is for cantors both new and experienced. The master clinician will offer practical suggestions to improve your ability to lead the assembly as a cantor and to proclaim the Word of God in song. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.

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KELLY

Chant Master Class MC-08
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinician Columba Kelly, OSB
This master class will cover the basics that you need to know to become more familiar with the treasury of chant from reading chant notation to rhythmic interpretation and how to pronounce Latin and use chant in the liturgy, and more. Space is limited. Preregistration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.


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HOLLAND

Techniques to Play in Gospel Style MC-09
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinician M. Roger Holland, II
A master teacher shares tools that can free you to learn gospel piano techniques to better serve your assemblies. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.



LEDERLE

Music Education Morning ME-01
How to Build a Strong Music Program

Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon - Clinician Kenneth Lederle
Practical wisdom to help you build a strong music program with children or build on the foundations that you’ve already put in place. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.



Music Industry Showcase I

Monday, July 14 | 10:00–10:45 am

S1–01 New Music for the Smaller Choir from MorningStar
Mark Lawson

S1–02 You Are the Vine: Songs for People of Prayer
Feargal King and Breda Barry King (Kingsfold Music)

S1–03 Hope Publishing Choral Reading Session
Joel Raney and Jane Holstein

S1–04 One Heart, One Mind: Make Music with the Emmaus Center!
David Haas, Lori True, and Friends

S1–05 New Sounds & Psalms—Exciting New Music from the Newman Singers
Joe Mattingly & the Newman Singers

S1–06 Youth Choirs Are Invited to Sing with Pope Francis!
John Hale (Corporate Travel Service)

S1–07 Ministry Scheduling: Traditions Don’t Change. Technology Does
Maxwell Garcia (Ministry Scheduler Pro)



Music Ministry Retreats
Monday, July 14 | 9:00 am–12:00 noon

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ANDERSON

Leadership Retreat PC-01
David Anderson
Pastoral musicians “need to hear the Gospel, experience conversion, profess faith in Christ, and so proclaim the praise of God” (Sing to the Lord, 49). We need time for prayer, song, and meditation that feed body, mind, and spirit. Take time for such renewal at the beginning of the convention. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.



SCHAMUS

Retreat for Youth PC-02
Bryan Schamus
For Youth Only. Pope Francis has invited the Church into a time of discernment “in the presence of the Lord, looking at the signs, listening to the things that happen, the feeling of the people, especially the poor.” Take time to discern your role as a pastoral musician called to reach those who are forgotten, on the fringes, who do not experience the love of God. How do we ask tough questions and move forward? Bryan Schamus is a campus minister, musician, and disciple called, like all of us, to live Christ in uncertain times. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, Fee $30. Limited on-site registration (if available): Fee $50.


Tours and Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Tour
Monday, July 14 8:00 AM–NOON
Buses begin loading promptly at 7:30 AM.

Begin your NPM convention experience with two Roman Catholic pioneers who lived and worked in the St. Louis area—Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne and Monsignor Martin B. Hellriegel. See where they ministered through their faith and where they were laid to rest when their work was done.

The first stop will be the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O’Fallon, Missouri, where Msgr. Hellriegel served as chaplain and began his career as a liturgist and scholar. See the beautiful chapel where he celebrated Mass as well as the convent cemetery where he was interred after his death in 1981.

Next, visit the Shrine of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri. The grounds and its buildings are replete with beauty and fascinating history. The Shrine is a lasting tribute to the French missionary Religious of the Sacred Heart, who brought formal education to the Missouri frontier along with a zeal for sharing the love of God.

Pre-registration required; no on-site registration. Fee: $30


Organ Crawl
Monday, July 14 8:00 AM–NOON
Buses begin loading promptly at 7:30 AM.

Saint Louis is home to many fine historical pipe organs used for worship and concert alike. Today you will be visiting four such instruments.

  • Shrine of St. Joseph
    Pfeffer/Ott, 1890, II/34, Mechanical
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    Juget-Sinclair, II/20 Mechanical
  • St. Paul's Lutheran, Des Peres
    Martin Ott, 1985, II/35, Mechanical
  • Third Baptist
    Reuter, IV/72, Electric

Pre-registration required; no on-site registration. Fee: $30.



Religious House Tour

Monday, July 14 8:00 AM–NOON
Buses begin loading promptly at 7:30 AM.

Spanning centuries, Saint Louis has been the home to many religious orders and was often referred to as the “Rome of the West” because it was from here that many religious leaders were sent to minister to other communities and cities. On this tour we will visit three such communities.

  • Congregation of Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND)
  • The Benedictine Abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Louis (OSB)

Pre-registration required; no on-site registration. Fee: $30.



Orientation for First-Time Convention Participants

Monday, July 14 | 11:00–12:00 noon
Anne Ketzer


KETZER
Overwhelmed by the program book? Feeling like a stranger in a foreign land? First time at an NPM convention?
A seasoned veteran shares guidance about what you need to know to get the most out of your first NPM convention experience.


Chapter Director Leadership Workshop: Leadership that "Wows"

10:00–12:00 noon

Join the National Committee for Chapters and your chapter director colleagues for a dynamite dialogue presentation that will address the many needs for an ongoing or new chapter director to grow and flourish in skills and formation. Ideas for motivation, organization, programming, recruiting, sustaining membership, spirituality, efficiency, technology, funding, and building and maintaining successful, vibrant chapters. Bob Batastini, presenter.



Chapter Director Luncheon

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Join the National Committee for Chapters and your colleagues for an informative luncheon after the presentation (above).



Cantor Certificate On-Site Written Adjudications
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Cantors may complete requirements for all the NPM Cantor Certificates during the 2014 Annual Convention.

  • The BCC, ICC, and CCC written exams, excepting the CCC Liturgy exam, may be completed Monday, July 14, NOON - 1:00 PM
  • The singing portion will be offered on Wednesday, July 16, 12:30 - 3:00 PM and Thursday, July 17, NOON - 3:00 PM

Registrations are limited. Pre-registration required; no on site registration. Application Deadline; postmarked by June 20, 2014. More information and applications for certification at the convention.

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