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NEW: Cantor Trainer

Designated NPM Cantor Trainers

1 - Will pass the NPM Cantor Colleague Certificate (CCC) 

Once the applicant passes the CCC, they then continue on with the following:

2 - Must provide a form from a Supervisor; e.g. Music Director/Office of Worship Director on the Diocesan level or another person whose judgments relates to teaching and a cantor’s role -who has seen the candidate teach.  This supervisory person will complete a form

3 - Will submit a 30 minute teaching video

4 - Will either prepare a 5 page paper on the Psalms - or transcript of college credit on the Psalms, Lectionary Cycle or the Psalms in the Church’s Prayer.

5 – Will demonstrate evidence of vocal ability:

a.  The vocal ability should come through on the teaching video, unless the video is a session about the Psalms or the Role of the Cantor in Liturgy.b.  If the vocal ability is not the focus of the teaching, then the supervisor must attest on the Supervisory form that the candidate does indeed have the appropriate vocal skills.

6 – Skype/Facetime interview with a member of the Cantor Interest Section Steering Committee.

**Interested applicants should contact Tammy Schnittgrund (Chair, NPM Cantor Interest Section) at tammyschnitt@yahoo.com.



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