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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“Everything I know about music ministry I learned from John the Baptist. Explore how John the Baptist's words and actions serve as a model for our calling as music ministers, and how we can best reflect his ministry in our own roles.” - Kathy Felong ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for reflections by Kathy Felong today on our Thursday Thoughts at 3! Join us at 3 pm ET/2 pm CT via our Facebook (www.facebook.com/npmnational) and YouTube channels (youtube.com/npmlivestream). “Everything I know about music ministry I learned from John the Baptist. Explore how John the Baptist's words and actions serve as a model for our calling as music ministers, and how we can best reflect his ministry in our own roles.” - Kathy Felong ... See MoreSee Less
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We invite all NPM members to join in a workshop provided by Dr. Ansel Augustine and ValLimar Jansen titled "A Song For Unity: Addressing Racism in the Church and Society". The workshop will be next Tuesday, January 19, from 8-9:30 pm ET/5-6:30 pm PT. In the USA today, systemic racism affects every walk of life, every profession, every vocation. Racial bias is one element of systemic racism. Dr. Ansel Augustine and ValLimar Jansen will focus this presentation on an examination of "Racial bias," which even finds an insidious path into The Church herself. As pastoral musicians, what can we do to promote anti-racism? This session will focus on how we can choose to respond to racism with awareness, empathy, and compassion. We can find unity in our diversity, seek justice for all, and respond to one another in peace and love, as the United Body of Christ.Registration is required but is free to all NPM members. For more information and how to register, visit www.npmsecure.org/httpsdocs/meet_with_npm/ and log in using your member credentials. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for an afternoon of prayer and song by Anna Betancourt! ... See MoreSee Less
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