In addition to our in-person training and formation opportunities provided at the Annual Convention, Winter Colloquium, Guitar and Ensemble Institute, and One Call Institute for Youth, NPM is proud to offer on-line training opportunities throughout the year.

Two of our most popular on-line training opportunities are The Essentials of Catholic Liturgy, and Virtual Workshops: Cantor Series, both presented in collaboration with Liturgy Training Publications (LTP).

The Essentials of Catholic Liturgy (ECL)
Hurry!  TRACK One Registration Deadline is August 12th!

Offered in three tracks to assist participants in need of various levels of instruction, these training courses offer instruction and formation in the fundamentals of Catholic liturgy and the essential liturgical documents. Each track will be a collaborative form of learning that combines expert presentations on the history and theology of liturgy with a chance to engage in mystagogical reflections with others in the course.

ECL will be offered virtually throughout the year and in-person at the annual NPM convention. The online course is offered periodically and consists of six ninety-minute sessions. Participants will be assigned texts to read and videos to watch between each weekly session, and will receive access to special downloads, videos, and a class forum.

The Essentials of Catholic Liturgy will benefit:

  • Music directors, especially those who are new or have recently acquired other liturgical responsibilities
  • Cantors, accompanists, choir members
  • Liturgy directors and worship committee members
  • Those in lay ministry or diaconal formation programs

TRACK One:  The Basics of Liturgy

  • Registration Cost:  $150/person
  • Deadline:  August 12, 2019
  • Register Now!

TRACK Two: Sacramental Rites and Other Parish Liturgies

  • Registration Cost:  $150/person
  • Deadline:  September 16, 2019
  • Register Now!

TRACK Three: Liturgy, Life, and Discipleship – Coming Summer 2020!


Virtual Workshops: Cantor Series
In collaboration with LTP, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians is introducing a new series of Virtual Workshops™ specially designed for the parish cantor. Participants will gain liturgical knowledge, engage in spiritual growth, and develop or enhance the musical skills needed to lead the assembly in prayer and song.  The series includes:

  • The Cantor’s Tune-Up:  October 16, 2019, 7:30 pm ET
  • The Cantor as Psalmist:  October 29, 2019, 7:30 pm ET
  • The Cantor as Animator of the Assembly:  November 12, 2019, 7:30 pm ET

Cost: $40
Register Here