In addition to our in-person training and formation opportunities provided at the Annual Convention, Winter Colloquium, and Guitar and Ensemble Institute 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)

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

  • Check back for future dates for Track One!

TRACK Two: Sacramental Rites and Other Parish Liturgies

  • 2020 Dates: Mondays from 8-9:30 pm EST

TRACK Three: Liturgy, Life, and Discipleship – Available Virtually, Winter 2021

  • 2021 Dates: Mondays from 8-9:30 pm EST
    • February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15
    • Register here (Deadline: February 1, 2021)