The representative is elected for a four year
term. Currently the position is held by John D. Wright, Director
of Marketing for World Library Publications, and the music and liturgy
division of J. S. Paluch Company, Inc in Schiller Park, Illinois.
The NPM Staff liaison for the music industry is Ms. Nancy Bannister
of the Western NPM Office.
The main work of the committee on the Music Industry
is to advise the officers and staff of NPM on area where the commercial
and philosophical approach to the role of music and liturgy intersect
with the activities and goals of the association. That interaction
is most evident at the national and regional conventions as well
as other educational efforts by the association. The advice and
counsel may include the areas of sponsorship, Expo Day, quartets
and showcase, music opportunities, exhibit hours, etc.
During and after the conventions, the evaluation
of the exhibitors is requested and the evaluation of the NPM Council
is reviewed for necessary changes or corrections needed in making
the convention experience beneficial to all. While the NPM staff
has the ultimate authority to make changes, the industry is consulted
in informal ways to evaluate and solve problems that may arise.
The change initiated at the Cincinnati National Convention 2003
that opened the exhibit hall on the first night of the convention
from 10 to midnight is an example of such an innovation worked out
jointly with the industry and the association.
Comments and suggestions may be directed to John
or to Nancy Bannister (NPMWest@npm.org).
John D. Wright, Chair
to Committees of Operations)