Welcome to NPM!

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is an organization for anyone who recognizes and supports the value of musical liturgy. We are choir directors, organists, guitarists, pianists, instrumentalists of all kinds, priests, cantors, and pastoral liturgists. We are members of contemporary ensembles, handbell choirs, and choral groups. Some of our members are young people in high school and college, while some are veteran directors of music ministries. We represent parishes large and small as well as seminaries, schools, religious communities, cathedral churches and diocesan offices. Many of our members belong to interest sections for various musical ministries, for clergy, for chant or pastoral liturgy, and for musicians serving African American, Hispanic and Asian communities. Some of our members are not actively involved in a particular musical or liturgical ministry, but want to support the important work of pastoral musicians.

If you are already a member of NPM, you know the importance of the Association for advancing the musical and liturgical life of the Church in the United States. If you are not currently a member or have never participated in an NPM event, we extend to you a warm invitation to join us in "fostering the art of musical liturgy."


¡Bienvenidos a la NPM!

La Asociación Nacional de músicos pastorales (NPM) es una organización para los que reconocen y apoyan el valor de la oración cantada en la liturgia. Somos directores de coro, organistas, guitarristas, pianistas, instrumentistas de todo tipo, sacerdotes, cantores y liturgistas pastorales. Somos miembros de grupos corales, conjuntos contemporáneos y coros de campanas. Algunos de nuestros miembros son jóvenes de preparatoria y universidad, mientras que algunos son veteranos directores de ministerios de música. Somos representantes de las parroquias grandes y pequeñas así como seminarios, escuelas, comunidades religiosas, las catedrales y oficinas diocesanas. Muchos de nuestros miembros pertenecen a las secciones de interés para diversos ministerios musicales, para el clero, para canto o liturgia pastoral y para los músicos que sirven a las comunidades afroamericanas, hispanas y asiáticas. Algunos de nuestros miembros no están involucrados en un ministerio musical o litúrgico, pero desean apoyar el trabajo de músicos pastorales.

Si ya eres un miembro de la NPM, sabes la importancia de la Asociación para el avance de la vida musical y litúrgica de la iglesia en los Estados Unidos. Si usted no es actualmente un miembro o nunca ha participado en un evento de NPM, nosotros le extendemos una invitación cordial a unirse a nosotros en «fomentar el arte de la liturgia musical.»


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Reminder: Liturgy Training Publications is hosting a Virtual Cantor Retreat starting on Sunday. This is a marvelous opportunity for your cantors to connect and renew in a time when many of them might not be singing. For more information, check out the LTP event below. NPM members receive a discount! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TOMORROW, JANUARY 22, 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today's Thursday Thoughts at 3 include two educational videos, both of which pertain to starting a bell choir. But as you will discover today, all you need is one person to begin using handbells in your ministry! Thanks to Donna Kinsey and Malmark, Inc. for their tips, tricks and tutorials today. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today’s Lunchtime Concert Series concert features original works by Tom Keesecker, played by Tom himself. Thanks to MorningStar Publications, use code “ERHP20” for 20% off Tom’s Easter Hope Collection. You can find it here: www.morningstarmusic.com/catalog/product/view/sku/15-400* ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us tomorrow at 12:30 pm ET/11:30 am CT for a beautiful afternoon of music by Tom Keesecker! Courtesy of Morningstar Publishers, all attendees of tomorrow's Lunchtime Concert will receive a discount code for Tom's Easter Hope collection for listening! NPM's Lunchtime Concert Series takes place on their Facebook (NPM National - National Association of Pastoral Musicians) and YouTube channels (www.youtube.com/npmlivestream). ... See MoreSee Less
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Today's Ministry Monday episode is our Best of 2020, the most-listened-to interview of the year.Fr. Joseph Brown, Plenum Address speaker at the 2020 National Convention, sat with our listeners and was interviewed for "Our Baptismal Call to Social Justice" (aired June 8, 2020). Fr. Brown begins the conversation by reflecting on the uprising across the country- and the world- to support the Black community and take action towards anti-racist policies and real social change. And today, serendipitously on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as we replay this episode, we are still listening, and we are still learning.To listen to our Best of 2020, click here: www.ministrymonday.org/episodes/2021/1/17/138-the-best-of-2020-our-baptismal-call-to-social-justi...ALSO: Today is the last day to register for "A Song for Unity: Addressing Racism in the Church and Society" by ValLimar Jansen and Dr. Ansel Augustine. All NPM members can register for free at npm.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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