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All NPM members enjoy these benefits!

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is a non-profit organization for professionals, volunteers, and anyone who cares about the liturgical life of the Church.

Becoming a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians is quick and easy.  Membership confers a myriad of benefits:

  • A network of more than 5,000 pastoral musicians across North America and beyond
  • Premium content on the NPM website (for members only), including:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 per year of Pastoral Music magazine, 23 issues/year of the member newsletter Pastoral Music Notebook, weekly scripture reflections, and more

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