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Missed the Faces of Music Ministry Webinar?
Click below for a recording:

The Faces of Music Ministry Webinar

(Recorded Tuesday, March 24, 2020)


We're also pleased to share the results of a landmark survey
of parish music ministry across the United States.

NPM Landscape Survey results (PDF)


In late 2019, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians sponsored a parish music ministry survey. The survey reached churches and faith communities in every state and Roman Catholic diocese in the United States.

More than 2,800 responses were gathered from English- and Spanish-speaking musicians, regardless of affiliation with NPM.*

The results represent the broadest view to date of the landscape of parish music ministry – and the evolving needs and challenges of those committed to this rich and demanding vocation.  

*Special thanks to our ministry and vendor partners who helped distribute the survey: 

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC)
GIA Publications
Oregon Catholic Press (OCP)
World Library Publications (WLP)
WorshipNOW Publications


 The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is the leader in the field of Catholic music ministry in the United States. With more than 4,200 members representing 88% of U.S. Dioceses, we are committed to formation, education and support for all Catholic musicians.