41st Annual Convention Praise Grow Serve Building on our Heritage

Welcome to Baltimore

Come and enjoy what Baltimore has to offer in addition to our NPM Annual Convention!

  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • National Aquarium including a five-story rain forest
  • Fort McHenry, where “The Star Spangled Banner” was written
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the official home of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team
  • Fell’s Point, the beautifully restored shipbuilding quarter, with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops
  • Foodies Rejoice! Explore all that “Little Italy” has to offer, in addition to the restaurants at Harborplace and Fell’s Point

Food, Fun, Fellowship

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, July 8

1:00 pm Organ Master Class Rehearsal
6:00 pm Organ Master Class
4:00 pm Registration Opens

Monday, July 9
Building On Our Heritage

8:00 am Liturgical Space Tour
(board buses at 7:30)
8:00 am Religious Heritage Tour
(board buses at 7:30)
8:00 am Organ Crawl
(board buses at 7:30)
9:00 am Composers' Forum
9:00 am Institutes Begin
Pastoral Liturgy Institute (until Noon)
Cantor Institute (until Noon)
Emerging Leader Institute (until Noon)
9:00 am DMMD Institute (until 1:45 pm)
9:00 am Master Class and Clinics
9:00 am Pastoral Musicians' Retreat
9:30 am NPM Service Project I
10:00 am Music Industry Showcase 1
Noon Orientation for First-Time Attendees
Noon Cantor Certificate: Written Exams
~ Opening of the Convention ~
2:00 pm Gathering and Convention Opening
Keynote: Encountering Jesus 
3:15 pm Service of Remembrance
4:30 pm Music Industry Showcase 2
5:45 pm Fostering the Art: A Celebration!
8:00 pm Events 1
9:30 pm Exhibits Opening Gala/Late-Night Expo

Tuesday, July 10

7:20 am Mass Available - The Baltimore Basilica
8:00 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Plenum: Praise Yesterday, Today and Forever!
10:00 am Exhibits Open
10:00 am Basic Organ Certificate: Adjudications
10:30 am Institutes (cont'd; until noon)
10:30 am Praise Breakout (cont'd; until 11:30 am)
11:45 am Emerging Leader Institute
(cont'd; until 12:30 pm)
Noon DMMD Members' Meeting and Lunch
Noon Cantor Brown Bag Lunch
Noon Events 2
1:30 pm Plenum Showcase I: GIA
1:30 pm Cantor Certificate: Singing Adjudications
3:00 pm Mega Breakout 1
4:30 pm Emerging Leader Institute (cont'd; until 6:30 pm)
4:30 pm Institutes (cont'd; until 6:00 pm)
7:00 pm Events 3
9:00 pm Events 4
10:30 pm Late-Night Jam Session

Wednesday, July 11

7:30 am Mass Available - The Baltimore Basilica
7:15 am Coffee and Donuts
7:30 am Morning Prayer
8:00 am Annual Members' Meeting and Awards
9:30 am NPM Interest Section Meetings
10:45 am Plenum: The Liturgy and
the Church's Mandate to Grow
11:00 am DMMD Institute (cont'd; until 1:00 pm)
11:45 am Exhibits Open
Noon Emerging Leader Institute
(cont'd; until 12:45 pm)
Noon Institutes (cont'd; until 1:00 pm)
12:15 pm Events 5
1:00 pm Cantor Certificate: Singing Adjudications
1:45 pm Plenum Showcase II: OCP
3:00 pm Mega Breakout 2
3:00 pm DMMD Institute (cont'd; until 8:00 pm)
4:30 pm Institutes (cont'd; until 5:30 pm)
4:30 pm How to Form an NPM Chapter 
7:00 pm Events 6
9:15 pm Events 7
10:30 pm Contemplative Event: Adoration

Thursday, July 12

8:15 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Plenum: Let the Word of God
Grow in Our Hearts, 
So That We Can
Proclaim a Message of Good News

to the World
10:00 am Exhibits Open
10:15 am NPM Chapter Directors' Meeting
and Lunch
10:30 am Music Industry Showcase
11:45 am Emerging Leader Institute
(cont'd; until 1:15 pm)
Noon Cantor Certificate:
Singing Adjudications
Noon Events 8
1:30 pm Plenum Showcase III: WLP
3:00 pm Institutes (cont'd; until 4:00 pm)
3:00 pm Grow Breakout (until 4:00 pm)

Thursday, July 12

5:30 pm Convention Eucharist
7:00 pm Pastoral Musicians' Dinner
9:00 pm Events 9
10:30 pm Late-Night Jam Session

Friday, July 13

7:30 am Mass Available - The Baltimore Basilica
8:15 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Institutes Conclude (until 10:00 am)
9:00 am Serve Breakout (until 10:00 am)
9:00 am Last Chance Exhibits! (until 11:00 am)
11:30 am Plenum: The Gifts We Have Been Given:
Our True DNA
12:30 pm Re-Commitment and Sending
1:00 pm NPM Service Project II

Registration/Packet Pick-Up Hours

Sunday, July 8: 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Monday, July 9: 7:00 am–2:00 pm, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 10: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 11: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday, July 12: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday, July 13: 8:00 am–9:00 am


Monday, July 9: 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tuesday, July 10: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 11: 11:45 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 12: 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Friday, July 13: 9:00 am–11:15 am