FAQ: BECOMING A MEMBER OF NPM
“CAN I JOIN AND REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION AT THE SAME TIME?”
Yes, and that’s faster than waiting for a member number. Click here to register for both at the same time. Choose that you're not a current member and you’ll be given the option to add membership and register for the convention at the discounted member rate.
“HOW CAN I JOIN WITHOUT REGISTERING FOR THE CONVENTION?”
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“WHAT IS NPM?”
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is a A non-profit organization for professionals, volunteers, and anyone who cares about the liturgical life of the Church.
“WHO CAN JOIN NPM?”
Anyone who cares about the liturgical life of their faith community including musicians and ministers in all forms of church ministry: organists, pianists, cantors, choir directors, campus ministers, youth ministers, and clergy (just to name a few).
“WHY SHOULD I JOIN?”
Becoming a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians is quick, easy, and provides a myriad of benefits to its members:
♦ A network of more than 5,000 pastoral musicians across North America and beyond
♦ Premium content on the NPM website for members only including:
Digital Conservatory: View video workshops with nationally renowned instructors on various topics concerning music in the liturgy. From basic technique and music theory basics to advanced topics like improvisation and ministerial formation, all instrumentalists and singers are sure to benefit from this content.
NPM Academy: View video seminars and workshops with master theologians, scripture scholars and authors on a variety of topics such as ministerial leadership, liturgy, scripture and theology.
NPM Planning Calendar: View summaries of each liturgical season’s meaning and focus, scripture summaries for each liturgical date, and music suggestions for each of those dates. These resources will assist you in planning the liturgical music at your parish, as well as offer better understanding the meaning of each Sunday (or Solemnity/Feast) celebration.
Choral Practice Tracks
Choral Anthem Project
♦ Discounts to annual national conventions with award-winning speakers, composers, and publishers
♦ Discounts and access to additional opportunities (workshops, institutes, webinars)
♦ Five issues/year of Pastoral Music magazine, 23 issues/year of the member newsletter Pastoral Music Notebook, weekly scripture reflections and more