4:00 PM -
7:00 PM
Registration
6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
F-1a:  10th National Catholic Handbell Festival
Michael Helman
Ringers from all over the country will gather under the direction of Michael Helman to rehearse and perform at a concert event on Monday evening. Come with a whole choir, partial choir, or as an orphan ringer (you'll be assigned bells to play with an incomplete choir).  Fee: $75.00
6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
IN-03a:  Praying with Chant Intensive: Incorporating Chant into the Parish Liturgy
John Mark Falkenhain OSB
This workshop is designed for directors of parish liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. Join the liturgical musicians of Saint Meinrad and be immersed in the beauty and utility of English and Latin chant for today's liturgy. Participants will learn the important principles of reading, singing, and directing chant while becoming acquainted with some of the most important chants for the liturgical year. Specific topics include: approaching chant as sung speech; understanding modality, reading square-note notation; chanting the responsorial psalm, and leading a chant schola. Emphasis will be on the practical with plenty of opportuntiies to sing as we learn.  Fee: $100.00
6:00 PM -
10:00 PM
DMMD Board MTG
8:00 AM -
5:30 PM
NPM Board Meeting
8:00 AM -
7:00 PM
Registration
9:00 AM -
4:00 PM
F-1b:  10th National Catholic Handbell Festival continued
Michael Helman
Ringers from all over the country will gather under the direction of Michael Helman to rehearse and perform at a concert event on Monday evening. Come with a whole choir, partial choir, or as an orphan ringer (you'll be assigned bells to play with an incomplete choir).
9:00 AM -
4:00 PM
IN-01:  Technology Intensive - Technology in Ministry for the Liturgy & Beyond
As much as we want to live out the ideals set forth by Laudato Si, it is difficult to get away from paper and ink. In this intensive, we will investigate ways to incorporate technology into your music ministry, and explore the current landscape of digital sheet music. We will also cover how technology in music ministry (including social media) can help to recruit more members into your parish, and ways that technology can help with efficiency among parishes with multiple worship sites. Everyone is encouraged to bring a charged tablet device or smartphone.  Fee: $90.00

Kelly James Barth

Amanda Bruce
9:00 AM -
4:00 PM
I-01a:  Emerging Leaders Institute
Joe Bazyouros
Focused on supporting professional musicians who are new to ministry, this Institute provides knowledge and skills needed to serve their assemblies effectively. We will anchor our leadership in a theology of ministry, identify the core tasks of pastoral leadership, and introduce them to tools which will help to make them successful!  Fee: $30.00
9:00 AM -
4:00 PM
IN-02:  The Business of Church
Kathy Bartlett
It is not right for us to neglect the Word of God to serve at table. "Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall apoint to this task. . ."(Acts 6:2-3) Is our Church/Parish or our worship/Liturgies, Ministries or Formation processes a business or a ministry or BOTH? We are called to 'Go and teach all nations', and 'Proclaim the Good News' and lead others to a personal encounter with Christ to build their personal relationship with Jesus. How we do this as a church/parish or ministry absolutely affects our effectiveness! How we organize and structure our parish or ministry, how we leverage the natural and supernatural gifts of ourselves and others (staff and volunteers), how we plan and set goals and measure those goals, how we lead, delegate, manage, welcome, handle, love, invite, minister, and how we worship together in our Lituriges, ALL of these affect our effectiveness. How well are we integrating all of these principles in our parishes and ministries? Is our Parish or ministry thriving, growing, dying, hanging on by a thread? We are in the Business of Church. Are we prepared? Do we know what to do and how to do it?  Fee: $90.00
9:00 AM -
4:00 PM
IN-03b:  Praying with Chant Intensive: Incorporating Chant into the Parish Liturgy
John Mark Falkenhain OSB
This workshop is designed for directors of parish liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. Join the liturgical musicians of Saint Meinrad and come be immersed in the beauty and utility of English and Latin chant for today's liturgy. Participants will learn the inportant principles of reading, sing, and directing chant while becoming acquainted with some of the most important chants for the liturgical year. Specific topics include: approaching chant as sung speech; understanding modality, reading square-note notation; chanting the responsorial psalm, and leading a chant schola. Emphasis will be on the practical with plenty of opportuntiies to sing as we learn.
9:00 AM -
4:00 PM
R-02:  Women's Retreat
Join us for our second Women's Retreat experience as we come together to share stories, songs and prayer!  Fee: $40.00

Kathleen Basi

Bex Gaunt

Sarah Kroger

Janet Sullivan Whitaker
9:00 AM -
4:00 PM
R-01:  DMMD Retreat
Dr. Steven R. Janco
By our baptismal call, we are Called by Living Waters to be Priest, Prophet, and King (or Queen). In our ministerial lives, how do we actualize this in our day-to-day encounters with our co-workers, volunteer ministers, and the People of God whom we encounter on a daily basis? In our annual DMMD retreat, Steven Janco will lead us through the facets of how we proficiently embody this call and still remain faithful to our own journey and ministerial life.
9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
I-03a:  Essentials of Catholic Liturgy Level 3
Building on Levels 1 and 2, track three emphasizes the celebration of the Eucharist as the source and summit of Christian life. The topics in this track are particularly appropriate for those with a solid understanding of the liturgy.  Fee: $90.00

Timothy A. Johnston

J. Michael Joncas

Danielle Noe
9:00 AM -
7:30 PM
IN-04:  One Call Mini-Intensive
This institute provides participants an opportunity to experience a taste of the One Call Institute! Divided into two tracks, one for youth and one for adults, this day-long program mirrors the content structure of the OCI week-long program and is led by members of the OCI teaching team. Though it is only one day and not six, the mission is the same as the full OCI program: to engage, empower, and support young people to use their gifts in service to the Church through liturgical music ministry. Youth participants will receive instruction in liturgical formation, spirituality, and large and small group music instruction. Adult participants will receive instruction in liturgical formation, spirituality, generational research trends, effective ministerial approaches to working with young people, and more. The culmination is an evening prayer experience led by the youth participants. Register by June 12.  Fee: $90.00

Lorraine Hess

Matt Reichert

Fr. Paul Turner

Zachary Stachowski

Jes Garceau


9:00 AM -
7:30 PM
IN-04y:  One Call Mini-Intensive -- special option for Youth registrants
This institute provides participants an opportunity to experience a taste of the One Call Institute! Divided into two tracks, one for youth and one for adults, this day-long program mirrors the content structure of the OCI week-long program and is led by members of the OCI teaching team. Though it is only one day and not six, the mission is the same as the full OCI program: to engage, empower, and support young people to use their gifts in service to the Church through liturgical music ministry. Youth participants will receive instruction in liturgical formation, spirituality, and large and small group music instruction.  The culmination is an evening prayer experience led by the youth participants. Youth Register HERE by June 12. Adults should register through convention registration.

Lorraine Hess

Matt Reichert

Fr. Paul Turner

Zachary Stachowski

Jes Garceau


12:00 PM -
4:00 PM
TOURa:  Organ Crawl
  • Louisville Memorial Auditorium.  4 manual 80 rank Henry Pilcher & Sons, Louisville, KY.  1928.  Largest organ ever built by Pilcher,  dedicated in January 1929 by famous Belgian virtuoso Charles M. Courboin, Organist of St. Patricks Cathedral, New York.
  • Walnut Street Baptist Church. 3 manual 57 rank Austin Organ Co., Hartford, CT. 1967.  Dedicated by legendary Columbia recording artist E. Power Biggs. Historic stone, Neo-Gothic sanctuary.
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church.  4 manual 60 rank George Kilgen & Sons, St. Louis, MO. 1934.  Webber-Borne Organ Co., rebuild/addition of new encased sanctuary organ, twin 4 manual consoles.  2018.  Original Kilgen Organ restored, designed by Italian organist Pietro Yon, composer of the Christmas favorite Gesu Bambino.
  • St. James Catholic Church.  3 manual 41 rank Bennett/Pilcher/Webber-Borne.  Unique 19th century organ in stunningly beautiful 1913 sanctuary voted Second Most Beautiful Church in America in national survey 2017.  Windows by F.X. Zettler of Munich, 1927.  Supposedly one of only two churches in the world with an oculus, the Eye of God, in the center of the dome above the nave.
  Fee: $30.00
12:00 PM -
4:00 PM
TOURb:  Kentucky Holy Land Tour
A Pilgrimage: to include Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Proto-Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and Nazareth Motherhouse.  Fee: $30.00
12:00 PM -
4:00 PM
TOURb_waiting:  Waiting list for Kentucky Holy Land Tour
A Pilgrimage: to include Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Proto-Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and Nazareth Motherhouse.
1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
IN-05:  Developing an Intercultural Spirituality
Forty percent of parishes in the U.S. identify as serving multicultural and multi-ethnic communities. The key to celebrating our unity in Christ in the church's prayer and liturgy is developing intercultural competencies. In this interactive clinic, we will address the challenges and identify best practices toward developing models for planning liturgies and building a parish repertoire.  Fee: $30.00

Pedro Rubalclava

Rufino Zaragoza

Dolores Martinez
1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
MC-01:  Composers' Forum & Competition
Unpublished music will be performed and evaluated by a panel of distinguished composers.  Submissions must be received in the National Office by May 1. Please review the competition guidelines.  All are welcome to attend this forum.

Bob Batastini

Tom Kendzia
1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
MC-02:  Ensemble Masterclass
Jaime Cortez
See how to build an ensemble from a single piano or guitar up to a full ensemble.  Receive tips on how you can do less with more and more with less, how to arrange for your ensemble, and how to lead your assembly in sung prayer.   Fee: $30.00
1:00 PM -
4:00 PM
MC-03:  Piano Accompanying Masterclass
Nicholas Dragone
The pianist leading liturgy is to support the singing assembly but also to play in a way that's both stylistically appropriate for the music and idiomatic for the instrument. This masterclass, open to all musicians from beginner to advanced, will examine the ways a pianist may approach hymns, songs, and accompaniments in order to incorporate and integrate music theory and improvisation into their piano accompanying for the liturgy. Time permitting, attendees may play one selection for the group and receive coaching from the clinician.  Fee: $30.00
Product Resource Session 1
3:45 PM -
4:30 PM
PR-01a:  Choose Christ Missal: Comprehensive, Complete, Liturgical
Explore the first contemporary annual resource that is comprehensive (includes new seasonal music, contemporary antiphons, psalmody, Mass settings, and fresh approaches to hymnody).  Created with contemporary ensembles in mind, this resource offers a variety of current music for the entire assembly and also draws on a long standing heritage of liturgical music. Join us as we sing the music from this complete resource for each liturgical season and sacrament.


Symphony Partner
3:45 PM -
4:30 PM
PR-01b:  Grow Ministry Participation with Ministry Scheduler Pro
We know that active participation leads to better liturgy. Learn how to leverage our scheduling software to increase participation in your ministries.


Cantata Sponsor
3:45 PM -
4:30 PM
PR-01c:  Accessible and Artful: The Festival Mass and Missa Sine Nomine: Two new mass settings for every parish! (And hear some great new psalms settings from the Art of the Psalm!)
Joe Mattingly
Come and check out two new mass settings: The Festival Mass a joyous new setting, and Missa Sine Nomine both easy to sing, lush in harmony, and full of surprises.


Cantata Sponsor
3:45 PM -
4:30 PM
PR-01d:  LiturgyHelp: The Online Liturgical Resource
Patrick Nisbet
Introducing an invaluable online service for pastoral musicians, LiturgyHelp is a comprehensive liturgical resource structured around the liturgical calendar, Lectionary and Missal texts (English and Spanish) and the Sacramental Rites. Liturgical music is integrated throughout the system. With a complementary 4 month trial included in your conference registration, come and explore this sophisticated, yet quick and easy to use resource.
Creative Ministry Resources
3:45 PM -
4:30 PM
PR-01e:  Essentials of Catholic Liturgy
Join us to learn more about this 3 track course for Pastoral, Liturgical and Music Ministers.




Concerto Partner
3:45 PM -
4:30 PM
PR-01f:  NPM Certificates
Learn more about NPM Certificate opportunities for Cantors, Organists and Pianists.


3:45 PM -
4:30 PM
PR-01g:  Exploring New Music from Walton!
Come and experience choral selections from the Walton catalog. Drawing from our expansive treasury of titles, we'll explore titles suitable for use throughout the liturgical year. 

Michael Silhavy

Kate Williams


Symphony Partner
4:30 PM -
7:30 PM
CD-01:  Chapter Directors' and NPM Council Meeting 
5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
FTA:  First Time Attendees
If this is your first NPM convention or your first in a while, join us to learn how to get the most from this time together.  We look forward to seeing you!
5:00 PM -
8:00 PM
Organ Certificate Adjudications
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

 

Application Form

Resource Showcase 1
5:45 PM -
6:30 PM
RS-01a:  Music for the Soul Showcase
Jason Liles
Join us for our first showcase and discover great new music by Jason Liles and Music for the Soul.  Jason and some special guests will be performing some of his most popular songs and a few new ones that will have your congregation singing along with ease!
Music for the Soul
Event 1
6:30 PM -
7:30 PM
Event1-01:  10th National Catholic Handbell Festival Concert
Michael Helman
Join ringers from all over the country under the direction of Michael Helman for this incredible Festival Choir Concert.
6:30 PM -
7:30 PM
Event1-02:  Evening Prayer and Praise
Scripture and song led by the participants of the One Call Institute event.
6:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Cantor Certificate Written Tests
Event 2
8:00 PM -
9:30 PM
Event2:  Common Ground - A concert with Matt Maher and friends
Matt Maher


Concerto Partner
9:45 PM -
11:30 PM
Exhibits Late-Night w/reception
7:00 AM -
7:30 AM
Daily Mass
7:30 AM -
4:00 PM
Registration
8:00 AM -
8:30 AM
Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer in the style of St. Meinrad
9:00 AM -
10:30 AM
Opening Event Plenum
Fr. Paul Turner
Initiation and Paschal Mystery: Death to New Life. Those who minister in the field of Christian Initiation derive great satisfaction from accompanying believers on their journey of faith toward the Catholic Church. But why is dying and rising part of this experience? Can't we just focus on welcoming, and not on the paschal mystery - whatever that is?
10:30 AM -
1:00 PM
Exhibit Hours
Breakout A
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-01:  Fresh Approaches, Fresh Music for Initiation LiturgiesCollegeville Composers
An in-depth look at key moments in the Rites of Acceptance and Election, Scrutinies, Easter Vigil (Baptism) and Confirmation, plus Dismissal of Catechumens, Handing of the Lord's Prayer and Creed, and more. We'll examine the underlying liturgical principles and provide music suggestions.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-02:  Got Psalms?
A presentation on psalmody both in exegetical and musical formats, showing how they were understood and used in ancient Temple Liturgy and in our current Lectionary/Liturgy.

Linda Reid

Patrick Reid
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-03:  The Paschal Mystery and Parish Music Repertoire
Mark Purcell
Discover how the music we sing at liturgy engages our participation in Christ's dying and rising, the Paschal Mystery.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-04:  Backup Vocals: How to Lead Modern Worship
Matt Maher
What does it mean to worship? A Worship leader is called to facilitate an encounter with Christ and increase prayer. Since God deserves our very best, all liturgical ministers require intentional and prayerful preparation.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-05:  Baptism: Welcome to a Lifelong Journey of Faith
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For Christians, the most important single step is baptism, the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith and the doorway to all the sacraments. How do you prepare an adult or a child and their family to make that first step toward lifelong faith? How do you engage the entire community to celebrate that first step powerfully as they enfold the newly-baptized into the community of disciples? This breakout will help you prepare, celebrate and reflect on the baptismal liturgy as the premier sacramental sign of our Christian mission.

Marty Haugen

Diana Macalintal
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-06:  Pastoral Music in the Rite of Baptism
Elaine Rendler
The sacrament of baptism invites the entire community to accept responsibility for the nurturing of the newly baptized and in welcoming them into the household of God. Discover how music can have an appropriate and important role in the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-07:  The Revised Order of Baptism of Children
Jim Bessert
A closer look at the history and development of the rite of the baptism of children. What did the Council call for and how was it implemented in the 1969 rite? What is "new" about the the new English translation of the Order of Baptism of Children and what is not? What is assumed about the role of Scripture and music in the OBC? How is the baptism of infants and children properly integrated into Sunday Mass?
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-08:  God Here and Now
John Angotti
How can we wake up and see God in everyday experiences? How can we use what we see to respond through the liturgy and allow the liturgy to help us respond to our baptismal call in everyday life? Come explore fresh ideas about what it means to be a disciple at any age, in any ministry role.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-09:  It Doesn't Just Happen: Strategic Planning for 'Big' Liturgies
Tom Stehle
Papal Masses, State Funerals, Eucharistic Congresses, Convention Liturgies. These are not just a parish liturgies on a bigger scale. They provide unique challenges that require careful and comprehensive planning. Go behind the scenes to learn how these complicated liturgies are prepared. How can a community "pull off" a special liturgy with beauty and grace? Learn from an experienced leader who has planned two papal Masses in Washington DC and hundreds of major liturgies in Cathedrals and large conferences to understand the many steps involved including making the musical choices, involving several choirs, hiring instrumentalists, collaborating with clergy and liturgists, commissioning new pieces, and more. How you manage this process will affect not just the particular liturgy but the future of your worshiping community.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-10:  Building a Quality Volunteer Ensemble
Kathleen Basi
Growing an ensemble takes time, but there are things you can do to make the process easier and more effective. This session explores key components of successful volunteer ensembles: diversity of repertoire; attracting volunteers; avoiding the "tryout" trap; encouraging participation as soloists and working with people individually; as well as the willingness of leadership to develop their own skills. Come away from this session with new ideas for engaging those that want to be involved despite any obstacles - as well as ways to keep participants interested in continuing on their own ministerial journey.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-11:  Children's Choirs: A Balanced Diet
Mark Dorerries
Learn from this Notre Dame conductor how children are capable of singing many different kinds of music - in the context of liturgy - and of learning from all of it. Other facets of working with children's choirs will be discussed; including musical, liturgical and administrative.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-12:  Saved by Beauty
Br. Michael O'Neill McGrath OSFS
Inspired by the life and legacy of Dorothy Day, this workshop will look at the healing power of beauty in our church, our world, and our homes.  Dorothy's life motto, "In the end, beauty will save the world," is our focus as we look at art, music, and poetry, and how they relate to Catholic social teachings and our personal choices to simply be our beautiful selves. 
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-13:  Introduction to Hispanic Music Styles
Peter Kolar
An ensemble-minded tour of the energetic, captivating styles found across Hispanic liturgical music. We'll break down the mechanics of each and learn how to emulate them with your own instrumentation.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-14:  Basic Chant for the Contemporary Musician
Steve Angrisano
Seamlessly integrating music with liturgical action requires a subtlety which is every bit as important as any raw musical skill. Chant is a natural part of the Roman Rite which by it's very nature allows the congregation to sing the mass. This workshop will equip you with a basic understanding of chant as sung speech, several basic psalm tones for use with the responsorial psalm, simple plainsong ideas that are easily integrated into any liturgy, and most importantly a good understanding of how to effectively incorporate these into the current milieu of your weekend liturgies.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-15:  Evangelization Through the Arts & the Beauty of the Word of God
ValLimar Jansen
In the Apostolic Exhortation, EVANGELII GAUDIUM, the Holy Father, Pope Francis writes: "In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19). All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelization" (# 120). Using her unique style of storytelling, music and inspirational message, ValLimar Jansen will lead participants through a journey in which they meet people of Scripture and Roman Catholic tradition who encountered Jesus at pivotal moments in their lives. What can we learn from these Holy People? How can their experiences of God change our lives?
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-16:  Organ Repetoire Session: Seasonal Music for Beginning/Intermediate Organists
Dr. Lynn Trapp
This session for beginning to intermediate organists explores practical solo repertoire for the seasons of Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter from several different sources.
10:45 AM -
11:45 AM
A-17:  Empowering Godparents through Worship
Curtis Stephan
Jesus blessed the children and taught the adults. This session will focus on how to create opportunities thorugh the baptismal preparation process to lead families into long term fruitful relationship with God and the Church through sung prayer.
Resource Showcase 2
11:45 AM -
12:45 PM
RS-02a:  Accessible Choral music
Modest choral resources? Come experience music from our skilled composers that will not only bring out the best in your choirs, but also enhance your parish's liturgy. We'll sing selections in a variety of styles, voicings, instrumentation, and liturgical use.

Kelly Dobbs-Mickus

Mark Lawson


Cantata Sponsor
11:45 AM -
12:45 PM
RS-02b:  A little bit of everything: Psalms, Mass Settings, and More! Exciting new music for your parish, program and pew! Accessible! Artful! Alliterative!
Joe Mattingly
Join Joe and the Newman Singers & Ensemble for exciting new music from their complete Psalm Collection, the Art of the Psalm, their new, accessible, and joyous mass settings, the Festival Mass and Missa Sine Nomine, a few fabulous favorites, many memorable musical moments, and much, much more!


Cantata Sponsor
12:00 PM -
12:45 PM
DMMD_panel:  DMMD Panel Discussion DMMD Panel
12:00 PM -
2:00 PM
CCA-01a:  Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

12:00 PM -
2:00 PM
Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

12:00 PM -
2:00 PM
Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

12:00 PM -
2:00 PM
Piano Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Application and Requirements

12:15 PM -
12:45 PM
Lunchtime Recital
1:00 PM -
2:00 PM
Holy and Chosen!
Sing with GIA composers and friends from across the nation. Together we will explore a variety of GIA's newest liturgical music, anthems, and ritual music with the best choir in the country - YOU!


Symphony Partner
2:00 PM -
7:00 PM
Exhibit Hours
2:30 PM -
3:30 PM
Chapter Director Session
Resource Showcase 3
2:30 PM -
3:30 PM
RS-03a:  WorshipNOW New Music Showcase
Come experience powerful new music from the WorshipNOW repertoire that will inspire your congregation to enter into full and active participation at Mass.

Chris Nolin

Gabriel Wanous


Concerto Partner
2:30 PM -
3:30 PM
RS-03b:  New Choral Music from MorningStar
MorningStar is known best among Catholics for our Cathedral Series and our Parish Series, but the accomplished composers who contribute to the rest of our catalog also have much to offer. Come experience pieces that will enrich your parish’s liturgy and enliven your choral program. We’ll sing music in a variety of styles, voicings, instrumentation, and liturgical use.

Kelly Dobbs-Mickus

Mark Lawson


Cantata Sponsor
MEGA Breakout 1
2:30 PM -
3:45 PM
Mega1-01:  The Radical Promise and Call of the Baptismal Covenant
Our baptismal promises come down to this: You belong to Christ no matter what. The rest of our life of faith is our response to that promise calling us to be Christ's presence in the world. Yet when promises are broken, calls unanswered, and being Christian is often more a title than a mission, how do we live this radical faith in Christ? And how do we help others make that promise for the first time? Our rites hold the key. Let us explore the baptismal rite so that we may more faithfully live up to the challenge of our baptismal covenant to do Christ's mission in the Church and in the world.

Marty Haugen

Diana Macalintal
2:30 PM -
3:45 PM
Mega1-02:  The Sacraments: Assessing our Parish Celebrations of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation
Michael Ruzicki
This session will present participants with a practical tool they can use to assess their parish's infant baptisms, first communion Masses, and the celebration of Confirmation through the lens of full, active, and conscious participation. After discussing the role of music and the community, participants will explore ways they can return to their parishes and plan for dialogue, ongoing formation, and liturgies that are in line with the vision of the Church's rites.
2:30 PM -
3:45 PM
Mega1-03:  Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Join a pastor and a pastoral musician working together to explore effective and meaningful ways to celebrate the various ritual moments in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This session will explore the meaning and importance of the rites for both catechumens (and candidates) and the whole parish community, and will examine ways to sing the rites so as to inspire and encourage those on the journey to initiation.

Rick Hilgartner

Dr. Lynn Trapp
2:30 PM -
3:45 PM
Mega1-04:  God's Gonna Trouble the Water: The Healing Power of Music
ValLimar Jansen
Many people are familiar with the coded spiritual, "Wade In The Water" but have no idea about the biblical reference of the song. ValLimar Jansen will highlight the work of renowned musicologists whose research illustrates the use of music for healing, and will utilize empirical, scientific data and her own personal experiences to propose strategies for pastoral musicians to use music to promote emotional, spiritual and physical healing. Perhaps with the use of music, God can indeed "trouble the water" inside each of us.
2:30 PM -
3:45 PM
Mega1-05:  Building the Pastoral Musician of the Future: Helping Our Next Generation Answer the Baptismal Call
Dr. Steven R. Janco
The "signs of the times" (and many job descriptions) call for pastoral musicians who have a solid liturgical grounding, multiple musical skills, familiarity with a variety of musical styles and cultureal traditions, and a collaborative, pastoral spirit. How can we help the next generation of pastoral musicians recognize and answer the call to ministry? How can we educate, mentor and inspire effective pastoral leaders for service now and in the future?
2:30 PM -
3:45 PM
Mega1-06:  Christians are Made, Not Born!
Sr. Sandra DeMasi
Many Catholics see the sacraments as a checklist of moments in their lives. Many come for one reason: to "get" a sacrament for their children, for themselves. Often their intention comes out of a "product-outcome" mindset. What do I have to do? Where do I have to go? When do I have to come to check off another sacrament?  Often this mindset sets up a cast with distinct and seemingly unrelated roles. The one coming to request a sacrament inquires as someone from the outside looking in, instead of persons of the Church - Koinonia - community, bearers of the tradition. Christians are made not born. One is baptized into discipleship! Discipleship is not a sacramental moment but a sacramental life, a dynamic action of becoming. The missionary mandate as found in the Gospel of Matthew—Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit is a directive not only to baptize but to "make" disciples. Come and let's discover ways to "make" disciples! Form disciples! Be disciples! The sacramental life of the Church is the song that SINGS A NEW CHURCH into being.
4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
How to Form a Chapter
Resource Showcase 4
4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
RS-04b:  Liturgical Music for Assembly and Choir
Come explore the wealth of Liturgical Music from Franciscan Ministry of Peace Composers, Louis Canter, OEF and Jim Hughes. Their music encourages participation from the assembly while allowing choirs to shine with their SATB arrangements. True to scripture, each composition will bring joy to your parish's music repertoire.

Louis Canter

Jim Hughes
Franciscan Ministry of Peace
4:00 PM -
6:00 PM
I-01b:  Emerging Leaders Institute
Joe Bazyouros
Focused on supporting professional musicians who are new to ministry, this Institute provides knowledge and skills needed to serve their assemblies effectively. We will anchor our leadership in a theology of ministry, identify the core tasks of pastoral leadership, and introduce them to tools which will help to make them successful!
4:00 PM -
6:00 PM
I-03b:  Essentials of Catholic Liturgy Level 3
Track Three emphasizes the celebration of the Eucharist as the source and summit of Christian life. The topics in this track are particularly appropriate for those with a solid understanding of the liturgy.

Timothy A. Johnston

J. Michael Joncas

Danielle Noe
Product Resource Session 2
5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
PR-02a:  NPM and LEM Certificates
Learn more about NPM Certificate opportunities for Cantors, Organists and Pianists as well as LEM certification.


5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
PR-02b:  Music Essentials for Instrumentalists
Keith Kalemba
What does your library look like? What resources are you using most? Are you willing to try new pieces but don’t have the time to research what is out there? Join Keith Kalemba as he shares some ideas on resources that will offer you some new "light" in your repertoire. 


Symphony Partner
5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
PR-02c:  Renew the Church! Renew the World! Bring the Newman Singers to your Parish! (And hear some great new psalm settings from the Art of the Psalm...)
Joe Mattingly
Renew the Church! Renew the World! Bring the Newman Singers to your Parish! (And hear some great new psalm settings from the Art of the Psalm...)


Cantata Sponsor
5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
PR-02e:  Developing Healthy Vocal Technique with Elementary Singers
Katie Houts
How do we nurture the healthy vocal development of our elementary singers (ages 5-12)? Katie will focus on issues pertinent to training choirs, including ear training, pitch matching, and vocal exploration of the head voice. Discover effective techniques and fun activities to incorporate into your weekly rehearsals with efficiency and ease. Includes a complimentary resource packet.
Choristers Guild
5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
PR-02f:  Using CymBells for Chant, Psalms and More
Kathy Ebling Shaw
In medieval times, the cymbalum was used to intone songs. Malmark has updated the instrument with its CymBells. This instrument is perfect for those who do not necessarily want a handbell program but would like to embellish the liturgy. Come, play and sing as we discover the many uses of the instrument. 


Cantata Sponsor
5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
PR-02g:  Respond in Love: Wedding Processionals with Entrance Antiphons
John Kyler
Explore Respond in Love, a new resource from Liturgical Press that seamlessly marries the most popular wedding processionals with the Entrance Antiphons from the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. 


5:15 PM -
6:00 PM
PR-02h:  Essential Bilingual Repertoire for Your Parish
Peter Kolar
Explore the bilingual pieces your parish can (and should) sing! We'll sing through music from both the GIA and WLP catalogs and discuss use and approaches for incorporating this essential repertoire.


Symphony Partner
5:15 PM -
6:45 PM
FOST:  Fostering the Art
Fostering the Art: A Celebration!
 
Our Fostering the Art appetizer and cocktail event will be held in the Waterford Room of the Galt House. This newly renovated venue on the 25th floor of the West tower offers stunning views of the city. A perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!
 
Business casual attire
Tickets to this special event are available to all registrants of the
2020 NPM Annual Convention, both members and friends.
Join us for appetizers, an open bar, and incredible networking opportunities.
Reservations are limited.
$75 of the cost is tax-deductible. You can buy one ticket for yourself here. Visit https://www.npmsecure.org/campaigns/index.php to buy additional tickets. Ticket notation will be included on your convention badge.
  Fee: $150.00
Event 3
7:00 PM -
8:00 PM
Event3-01:  High Is the Heaven: A Musical Exploration of Baptism in the Celtic Tradition
Liam Lawton
In the Celtic Church, the sacrament of Baptism was not just a Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Faith, but was also a welcome into a way of life, a culture, especially respecting the Christian ethos. This meant, being part of the family of God that was Christo centered, parish centered and above all, people centered. It was a thresh-hold into a particular way of life, with a spirituality that was forever God conscious—in Language, in Ritual and in Music. In this evening of music, Liam Lawton explores this thesis, and with his own melodic, haunting, and numinous tones, he invites the listener on both a spiritual and musical journey to this Celtic land, and explores how such a belief system affects our worship and praise of God.


Symphony Partner
7:00 PM -
8:00 PM
Event3-02:  Called & Sent: Missionary Disciples Holy Hour
Praise and Worship music with adoration/banediction and inspiration to live our baptismal call and accompany those on the journey Prelude music to begin at 6:30.

Sarah Kroger

Dave Moore

Ricky Vazquez


Concerto Partner
Event 4
8:30 PM -
9:30 PM
Event4-01:  Living Waters: Let Mercy Flow: A Prayer Experience of Scripture, Storytelling and Music
In a time when disagreements turn toxic and the pace of life is frenetic, it can be hard to recognize what our baptismal call means to our practical, everyday lives. This event will show how our faith touches every moment of life and how we Christians can take the heritage of our faith (scripture, stories of the saints, etc. ) and apply that to the real-life moments when peace, reconciliation, mercy, justice and truth are needed in our everyday lives. Come experience an evening that is meditative, engaging, humorous, thought-provoking and, above all, a true encounter with God.

Kathleen Basi

Shannon Cerneka

Orin Johnson


Symphony Partner
8:30 PM -
9:30 PM
Event4-02:  Steiner-Reck Tracker Organ Rededication Recital
Nathan Laube
Join us for this spectacular event at the historic Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville, the 3rd oldest Catholic Cathedral in continuous use in the country. It has a reputation for both liturgical and musical excellence and houses one of the finest pipe organs in the city. This year, the Cathedral's Steiner-Reck tracker organ was expanded from 42 to 50 ranks. This celebratory rededication recital features the sensational international concert organist, Nathan Laube. This concert is co-sponsored by the Cathedral's Kelty Endowed Recital Series and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
10:00 PM -
11:30 PM
Bukal ng Kaligtasan Springs off Salvation (A Night Prayer)
Night Prayer - A Gift of the Asians
7:00 AM -
7:30 AM
Daily Mass
8:00 AM -
2:00 PM
Registration
8:15 AM -
8:45 AM
Morning Prayer
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
Plenum
Mary Birmingham
Anointed by the Spirit: Priest, Prophet, and King. Baptism anoints us priest, prophet and king--priest to serve God's people, prophet to proclaim God's word by our words and our actions and king to lead people to Christ. We are living in a time that requires an urgent response by each and every one of us. God calls us to be conscientious in living up to our baptismal commission. The Body of Christ is hurting and needs us to step up our efforts to be that priest, prophet and king. Liturgy strengthens us for this responsibility. It is, however, important that we appreciate the implications and challenges so we are better equipped and inspired to serve God's people and proclaim a prophetic word which will ultimately lead people to Christ. What, then, does it practically mean to be baptized priest, prophet and king?
10:00 AM -
1:30 PM
Exhibit Hours
Key Change 1
10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
Key1-01:  Listening for Unknown Blessings
Carol Browning
In the midst of the sounds, noise, music, and conversation of the convention, spend fifteen minutes with composer Carol Browning to pause, reflect, and listen for the unknown blessings all around us. Find an oasis in the midst of the busyness of the week!
10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
Key1-02:  Being Catholic in a Messy World
Kathleen Basi
The birth of her second child, who has Down Syndrome, upended everything this presenter thought she knew about herself and her faith. Join Kathleen as she shares some of what she has learned about living at the messy intersection of faith and the real world - to be, not just a 'practicing' Catholic, but an 'intentional' one.
10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
Key1-03:  We Will Rock You
Zachary Stachowski
This fun look at how the "ritual" moments found in sporting events compare and and contrast with how we engage ritual actions in our liturgies. Why will tens of thousands of non-singers in an arena enthusiastically sing "We Will Rock You", while a parish assembly struggles to sing "Here I am, Lord"?
10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
Key1-04:  Unpacking the Rosary with Liam Lawton
Liam Lawton
Explore the power and beauty found in praying the Rosary and how daily practice of this devotion can heighten your prayer, deepen your spirituality, and transform your life.
Resource Showcase 5
10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
RS-05a:  Finding Effective Sacred Piano Repertoire
Lloyd Larson
Join Lloyd Larson for a sampling of sacred piano resources available from Lorenz Music. Selections will include quiet and festive pieces at varying skill levels for use throughout the year.


Cantata Sponsor
10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
RS-05b:  New Choral Music for Children, Youth, and Adults
Katie Houts
Experience the best of the best for children's, youth, and adult choirs! New sacred choral music from Choristers Guild is featured in this showcase presented by CG editor, Katie Houts. Discover programming ideas for these choral selections spanning all seasons of the church year.
Choristers Guild
10:30 AM -
12:30 PM
CCA-02a:  Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

10:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

10:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

10:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Piano Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Application and Requirements

MEGA Breakout 2
10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
Mega2-01:  The Radical Promise and Call of the Baptismal Covenant
Our baptismal promises come down to this: You belong to Christ no matter what. The rest of our life of faith is our response to that promise calling us to be Christ's presence in the world. Yet when promises are broken, calls unanswered, and being Christian is often more a title than a mission, how do we live this radical faith in Christ? And how do we help others make that promise for the first time? Our rites hold the key. Let us explore the baptismal rite so that we may more faithfully live up to the challenge of our baptismal covenant to do Christ's mission in the Church and in the world.

Marty Haugen

Diana Macalintal
10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
Mega2-02:  The Sacraments: Assessing our Parish Celebrations of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation
Michael Ruzicki
This session will present participants with a practical tool they can use to assess their parish's infant baptisms, first communion Masses, and the celebration of Confirmation through the lens of full, active, and conscious participation. After discussing the role of music and the community, participants will explore ways they can return to their parishes and plan for dialogue, ongoing formation, and liturgies that are in line with the vision of the Church's rites.
10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
Mega2-03:  Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Join a pastor and a pastoral musician working together to explore effective and meaningful ways to celebrate the various ritual moments in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This session will explore the meaning and importance of the Rites for both catechumens and candidates, as well as the entire parish community, and will examine ways to sing the Rites so as to inspire and encourage those on the journey to initiation.

Rick Hilgartner

Dr. Lynn Trapp
10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
Mega2-04:  God's Gonna Trouble the Water: The Healing Power of Music
ValLimar Jansen
Many people are familiar with the coded spiritual, "Wade In The Water" but have no idea about the biblical reference of the song. ValLimar Jansen will highlight the work of renowned musicologists whose research illustrate the use of music for healing, and will utilize empirical, scientific data and her own personal experiences to propose strategies for pastoral musicians to use music to promote emotional, spiritual and physical healing. Perhaps with the use of music, God can indeed "trouble the water" inside each of us.
10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
Mega2-05:  Building the Pastoral Musician of the Future: Helping Our Next Generation Answer the Baptismal Call
Dr. Steven R. Janco
The "signs of the times" (and many job descriptions) call for pastoral musicians who have a solid liturgical grounding, multiple musical skills, familiarity with a variety of musical styles and cultural traditions, and a collaborative, pastoral spirit. How can we help the next generation of pastoral musicians recognize and answer the call to ministry? How can we educate, mentor and inspire effective pastoral leaders for service now and in the future?
10:45 AM -
12:00 PM
Mega2-06:  Christians are Made, Not Born!
Sr. Sandra DeMasi
Many Catholics see the sacraments as a checklist of moments in their lives. Many come for one reason: to "get" a sacrament for their children, for themselves. Often their intention comes out of a "product-outcome" mindset. What do I have to do? Where do I have to go? When do I have to come to check off another sacrament?  Often this mindset sets up a cast with distinct and seemingly unrelated roles. The one coming to request a sacrament inquires as someone from the outside looking in, instead of persons of the Church—Koinonia—community, bearers of the tradition. Christians are made not born. One is baptized into discipleship! Discipleship is not a sacramental moment but a sacramental life, a dynamic action of becoming. The missionary mandate as found in the Gospel of MatthewGo, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit—is a directive not only to baptize but to "make" disciples. Come and let's discover ways to "make" disciples! Form disciples! Be disciples! The sacramental life of the Church is the song that SINGS A NEW CHURCH into being.
10:45 AM -
12:45 PM
I-02a:  DMMD Institute
Vince Peterson
Vince Peterson will discuss musical leadership of church choirs and the intersection of the conductor vs. the minister when interacting with volunteer and semi-professional choirs in a church setting. Topics will include anthem and hymn programming with an eye on choral development, working with church administrators and budget challenges, and the integration of prayer into the choral warmup. Time will be offered for questions and further discussion at the end of the session. Hands on examples and exercises in conducting in a masterclass style will be employed throughout the Institute.
12:15 PM -
12:45 PM
Lunchtime Recital
Resource Showcase 6
12:15 PM -
1:15 PM
RS-06a:  Outstanding Anthems from Lorenz
Lloyd Larson
Come explore new and director-approved anthems with Lloyd Larson! Read through titles from Lorenz for use throughout the year with adult choirs of all sizes.


Cantata Sponsor
12:15 PM -
1:15 PM
Intro to Ringing Handbells and Choirchime Instruments 
Kathy Ebling Shaw
Come explore ringing instruments during our hands-on session. The basics of ringing, damping and assignments will be taught along with understanding the handbell score. Take part in this enjoyable opportunity to have your first ringing encounter and learn more about beginning a handbell ministry!


Cantata Sponsor
1:00 PM -
1:30 PM
Mid-Day Prayer
1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
Member's Meeting
Key Change 2
3:15 PM -
3:30 PM
Key2-01:  Baptism and Baseball
Lorraine Hess
Join Lorraine for a reflection on a variety of Scripture-based virtues inherent in the game of baseball including fortitude, temperance, prudence, justice, humility, and relationships to others, and discover how "Play ball!" can inspire each of us in our baptismal call.
3:15 PM -
3:30 PM
Key2-02:  The Joy in Parish Baptisms!
Michael Ruzicki
The General Introduction to Christian Initiation states 'the celebration of baptism should...reflect the joy of the resurrection' (#6). Join us as we quickly sing our way through the Rite of Baptism, giving participants a glimpse into the joy of this celebration and the role of the parish community.
3:15 PM -
3:30 PM
Key2-03:  Me and John the Baptist
Kathleen Felong
Everything I know about music ministry I learned from John the Baptist. Explore how John the Baptist's words and actions serve as a model for our calling as music ministers, and how we can best reflect his ministry in our own roles.
3:15 PM -
3:30 PM
Key2-04:  Engaging the 'Unaffiliated'
Dan Schutte
As we look for a way forward, we may be asking the wrong questions. What kind of music will bring people back to church? How can we prepare a liturgy that speaks to their needs? Perhaps there are other more effective pathways to reaching those who've disengaged from the Church.
4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
Give the Lord Glory!
OCP's plenum showcase offers a variety of music to enhance your repertoire and accompany your community of faith in its life of prayer and spirituality. Highlights include several new pieces of choral and bilingual music as well as several new contemporary offerings.


Symphony Partner
5:00 PM -
6:30 PM
DMMD Reception
All DMMD members are invited to attend this reception.
5:00 PM -
7:00 PM
Exhibit Hours
Resource Showcase 7
5:15 PM -
6:15 PM
RS-07a:  A little bit of everything: Psalms, Mass Settings, and More! Exciting new music for your parish, program and pew! Accessible! Artful! Alliterative!
Joe Mattingly
Join Joe and the Newman Singers & Ensemble for exciting new music from their complete Psalm Collection, the Art of the Psalm, their new, accessible, and joyous mass settings, the Festival Mass and Missa Sine Nomine, a few fabulous favorites, many memorable musical moments, and much, much more!


Cantata Sponsor
5:15 PM -
6:15 PM
RS-07b:  New Anthems from Hope Publishing
Jane Holstein
Lift your voice in song with newly published anthems from Hope Publishing Company. This session is designed to offer ideas for both large and smaller choirs and will include music for ordinary time and seasonal music all in a variety of voicings: unison, two-part, SAB, and SATB.
Hope Publishers
Event 5
7:00 PM -
8:00 PM
Event5-01:  Praise the Lord in Many Voices: A Concert Celebration with Grayson Warren Brown
Grayson Warren Brown
A concert celebrating fifty years of ministry both throughout the United States, and around the world. The broad range of styles, from cathedral hymnody to folk to reggae to gospel, reflects the wonderful diversity of the multicultural Church. This is a concert designed to make everybody stand up and sing!


Symphony Partner
7:00 PM -
8:00 PM
Event5-02:  Lessons and Carols in July
Chris De Silva
In this service of carols, we listen to nine scripture lessons, which recount the fall, the promise of the Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Deeply rooted in these lessons and carols lies the mission for each baptized Christian - to answer Jesus' call to holiness, moved by the Holy Spirit. Through these vignettes, we are challenged to walk by the light of Christ and to trust his wisdom, submitting ourselves to a deeper love.


Symphony Partner
Event 6
8:30 PM -
9:30 PM
Event6-02:  In God We All Belong Hymn Festival
While praising God in the hymns and songs of our Church, so often the holy other can be left out of our worship: the immigrant, refugee, poor, weak, imprisoned, victims of abuse and violence, those struggling and accepting their gender and sexual identities, as well as those of other faith traditions. Come raise your voices in new hymn texts that will open minds and hearts to our baptismal call to serve all who are marginalized by our society and sometimes our Church. With brass, organ, and other instruments: let your voice be heard, for in God we all belong!
8:30 PM -
10:00 PM
Event6-01:  Out of Kentucky Water - Bourbon and Bluegrass
Escape the convention for an evening of Kentucky-themed fun at the nearby Frazier Museum. Enjoy a guided bourbon tasting and browse the museum's interactive exhibits on the bourbon-making process. Local bluegrass string band Buzzard Rock will provide live music in the Speakeasy Room. Ticket price includes a signature cocktail. A cash bar will also be available. The Frazier Museum is a 5 1/2 block walk from The Galt House. A shuttle is available for an additional $11.   Fee: $25.00
8:30 PM -
10:00 PM
Event6-03:  Evening Prayer in the style of Taizé
Carol Browning
Gather around the cross, surrounded by the Church on earth and the icons that connect us to the Church in heaven, to pray in song, silence, and in the Word of God.


Symphony Partner
10:00 PM -
10:15 PM
Event6-04:  Shuttle transportation to Out of Kentucky Water - Bourbon and Bluegrass
The Frazier Museum is a 5 1/2 block walk from The Galt House.  Fee: $11.00
7:00 AM -
7:30 AM
Daily Mass
8:00 AM -
2:00 PM
Registration
8:15 AM -
8:45 AM
Morning Prayer
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
Plenum
Fr. Joseph Brown
All God's Children Got a Robe: The Garments of our Faith -- Intended, Promised and Realized:  Religious Transformation and Black Sacred Song. Black theology is truly "liberation theology." The ancestor-composers and performers of Black Sacred Song ('the Spirituals') resisted the abject nakedness imposed upon them by enslavement by creating a sacred space through the sounds they shared. What they lacked in the material world, they created in their faith, their certainty of a world that was their true inheritance: the Promised Land, Freedom, Heaven. Naked, they knew God had provided a robe; barefoot, God handed them shoes; and in their sacred imagination they had wings, harps and freedom of movement. This presentation will explore how the collective transformation of enslaved Africans into a community marked by resistance, persistence, and transcendence, have much to teach all believers who struggle in a world, in a culture enslaved by fear, violence, polarization and a loss of hope. The water of passage is the water of rebirth and the sacred space where we can learn after that sacred immersion, to "walk together and not get weary."
10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
Exhibit Hours
Product Resource Session 3
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
PR-03b:  Singing the Psalms with Cantor, Choir and Assembly
Come explore the wealth of psalms from the Franciscan Ministry of Peace composers, Louis Canter, OEF and Jim Hughes. Every psalm has been composed for cantor, choir and assembly, is easy to sing, literal in translation, and will allow the assembly to participate fully in the praying and singing of the psalms.

Louis Canter

Jim Hughes
Franciscan Ministry of Peace
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
PR-03c:  The Art of the Psalm, psalms for all cycles and all seasons!
Joe Mattingly
Borrowing from both contemporary styles and from Schubertian traditions of art song, join us as we explore this new set of psalmody for all three cycles. Hundreds of new settings, in every style, tempo, and mood imaginable!


Cantata Sponsor
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
PR-03d:  Entrance and Communion Antiphons: Chant
Explore the popular "St. Meinrad Entrance and Communion Antiphons" collection by Fr. Columba Kelly, set in chant style.


Symphony Partner
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
PR-03e:  The Re-envisioned Sourcebook from LTP: An Essential Resource for Musicians and Liturgists
A trusted resource for more than 30 years, come explore the recently envisioned design, vision, and benefits of Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays.


Concerto Partner
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
PR-03f:  Modern Worship Music in a Timeless Liturgy
Discover how to introduce modern liturgical music that evangelizes, engages, and leads others to encounter Christ thorugh vertical and horizontal worship.


Concerto Partner
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
PR-03g:  Unknown Blessings: Finding God in Worship and the World
Carol Browning
Spend time with Carol Browning as she explores the music of her newest collection. Known for lyrical and approachable melodies matched with meaningful texts, Carol's music is sure to find a home in the hearts of your community. 


Symphony Partner
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
PR-03h:  ONE LICENSE: Q&A on Copyright, Licensing, and Group Licenses
Alec Harris
Join Alec Harris, President of ONE LICENSE, for an informative Product Resource Session highlighting how ONE LICENSE can solve your copyright and licensing needs. Ideal for both License Holders and those not currently members, our team will leave you feeling informed and empowered. Unable to join our session? Visit our exhibit booth all week!
ONE LICENSE
10:15 AM -
11:15 AM
Interest Section Meetings
10:15 AM -
12:15 PM
I-02b:  DMMD Institute
Vince Peterson
Vince Peterson will discuss musical leadership of church choirs and the intersection of the conductor vs. the minister when interacting with volunteer and semi-professional choirs in a church setting. Topics will include anthem and hymn programming with an eye on choral development, working with church administrators and budget challenges, and the integration of prayer into the choral warmup. Time will be offered for questions and further discussion at the end of the session. Hands on examples and exercises in conducting in a masterclass style will be employed throughout the Institute.
11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
CCA-03a:  Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

11:00 AM -
1:00 PM
Cantor Certificate Adjudication
Separate registration required. Adjudication times will be assigned and you will be notified by email. Application deadline June 5.

Basic application

Intermediate application

Cantor Colleague application

Product Resource Session 4
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM
PR-04a:  Keyboard Resources from MorningStar
Experience a wealth of keyboard resources from our extensive instrumental catalog. We'll focus on hymn-based repertoire for piano, supplementing it with manuals-only music that is successful on piano or organ. Varied styles and difficulty levels will be demonstrated.

Kelly Dobbs-Mickus

Mark Lawson


Cantata Sponsor
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM
PR-04b:  Performance Tours with Peter's Way
From St. Peter's Basilica to Sagrada Familia, Peter's Way Tours has access to the world's greatest performance venues. Learn more about the exclusive opportunities that Peter's Way can offer you and your choir!

Elias Bahou

Peter Bahou
Peter's Way Tours
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM
PR-04c:  LiturgyHelp: Music Deep Dive
Patrick Nisbet
A deep dive into LiturgyHelp's music resources for pastoral musicians. LiturgyHelp is a comprehensive liturgical resource structured around the liturgical calendar, Lectionary and Missal texts (English and Spanish) and the Sacramental Rites. With a complementary 4 month trial included in your conference registration, come and explore this sophisticated, yet quick and easy to use resource.
Creative Ministry Resources
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM
PR-04d:  The Doctor is in - Care and Feeding for your Pipe Organ
Patrick Murphy
Simple tips and communication skills to care for your pipe organ followed by Questions and Answers from a professional builder and service provider.
Patrick Murphy Organs
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM
PR-04e:  Preparing Worship for Today's Church: "Liturgy and Discipleship" and "Liturgy and Ministry in Times of Need"
This session will explore two new planning resources by LTP: "Liturgy and Discipleship: Preparing Worship That Inspires and Transforms" and "Liturgy and Ministry in Times of Need."


Concerto Partner
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM
PR-04f:  Caminemos con Jesús: Let Us Walk With Jesus
From the music of the Buena Vista Social Club to Gloria Estefan, the lyrical melodies and infectious rhythms of Cuban music have become embedded in U.S. culture. The first project of its kind, Caminemos con Jesús not only utilizes rich Cuban idioms but also exploree what style and musical form can teach us about praying together across cultural and linguistic boundaries. The resource provides new ways of singing the liturgy in Spanish, English or bilingually. GIA Publications is committed to responding to the rich diversity of the contemporary Church.

Tony Alonso

Peter Kolar


Symphony Partner
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM
PR-04g:  Let the Peoples Praise You: Psalms for the Liturgical Year
John Kyler
Sing through a range of psalmody from Liturgical Press, including selections from Psalite, The Collegeville Psalter, The Collegeville Chant Psalter, and a brand-new collection from Karen Schneider Kimer!


1:00 PM -
2:00 PM
Sing the Seasons!
Sing through an array of musical selections for choirs and skill levels of all kinds. Come and enjoy compositions written and arranged by your colleagues and friends.  The sounds and styles are sure to offer some newfound inspiration! All attendees will take home a resource packet filled with full-size octavos and other great samples. 


Symphony Partner
2:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Exhibit Hours
Key Change 3
2:15 PM -
2:30 PM
Key3-01:  Baptism and Baseball
Lorraine Hess
Join Lorraine for a reflection on a variety of Scripture-based virtues inherent in the game of baseball including fortitude, temperance, prudence, justice, humility, and relationships to others, and discover how "Play ball!" can inspire each of us in our baptismal call.
2:15 PM -
2:30 PM
Key3-02:  The Joy in Parish Baptisms!
Michael Ruzicki
The General Introduction to Christian Initiation states "the celebration of baptism should...reflect the joy of the resurrection" (#6). Join us as we quickly sing our way through the Rite of Baptism, giving participants a glimpse into the joy of this celebration and the role of the parish community.
2:15 PM -
2:30 PM
Key3-03:  Me and John the Baptist
Kathleen Felong
Everything I know about music ministry I learned from John the Baptist. Explore how John the Baptist's words and actions serve as a model for our calling as music ministers, and how we can best reflect his ministry in our own roles.
2:15 PM -
2:30 PM
Key3-04:  Engaging the 'Unaffiliated'
Dan Schutte
As we look for a way forward, we may be asking the wrong questions. What kind of music will bring people back to church? How can we prepare a liturgy that speaks to their needs? Perhaps there are other more effective pathways to reaching those who've disengaged from the Church.
Resource Showcase 8
2:15 PM -
3:15 PM
RS-08a:  Put a Little Pepper on It
Pepper Choplin
Meet composer Pepper Choplin and discover effective anthems that will add a unique flavor to your choral offerings.


Cantata Sponsor
2:15 PM -
3:15 PM
RS-08b:  Got Psalms? Explore the most comprehensive psalm resource available!
Kelly James Barth
Learn how Simply Liturgical Music's cost-effective collection of psalms can prepare you for any liturgical event. Sing through our growing collection psalms for all occasions found in the Lectionary: Proper of Seasons (Sunday/Feast), Proper of Seasons (Weekday), Proper of Saints, Commons, Ritual Masses, Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses and Masses for the Dead. Complementary music for all participants! Bring your smart device* to enhance your SLM Showcase experience. *Smart device not required to attend the Showcase.


Etude Sponsor
Breakout B
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-01:  Balancing Ministry, Music and Motherhood
Every vocation flows from the font, including motherhood and the call to ministry. Catholic mothers not only provide daily care for their children and families, but are expected, now more than ever, to monitor how their children spend their time regarding schoool work, hobbies, entertainment, social media, and more, yet pastoral ministry often requires revening and weekend work and long-distance travel away from home. How can one possibly get it all done and done well? Join three pastoral musician moms with children of various ages, to explore the joys and challenges of balancing motherhood and ministry. All music ministry moms - and those who care about them - are invited to come learn new strategies and fresh ideas for keeping priorities in order, setting appropriate boundaries, and truly ministering within your vocation in healthy, effective, life-giving ways.

Meredith Augustin

Noelle Garcia

Lorraine Hess
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-02:  Deep is the Sea: Diving Deeper Into Celtic Spirituality
Liam Lawton
In the Celtic Church, the sacrament of Baptism was not just a Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Faith, but was also a welcome into a way of life, a culture, especially respecting the Christian ethos. This workshop will explore the influence of Celtic spiritual traditions and beliefs on the worship of today. Liam Lawton endeavors to build a bridge, bringing the uniqueness of this ancient tradition into finding the same God in our modern world.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-03:  Lead Us to the Water: Ritual Music That Serves the Call to Discipleship
Tom Kendzia
By name we are called, from water we are sent. In this session Tom will present various psalm settings and suggest easy-to-play music appropriate for various liturgical seasons including the Rite of Baptism.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-04:  Know and Live Your Catholic Faith
Mary Birmingham
Adult catechumens and candidates have much to learn during this ritual process. This workshop will offer teaching examples of doctrinal catechesis based on the Church year, the Sunday readings, the liturgy, and how closely they are tied to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-05:  Saints and Prophets for a Church and World in Crisis
Br. Michael O'Neill McGrath OSFS
Saints and prophets appear throughout church history as forward-looking voices of confidence, hope and healing. They help us to trust the uncomfortable process of change and reform. Using his own art and stories, Bro. Mickey will share glimpses of prophetic men and women from the margins whose unique and creative spirits can inspire us to become spiritually mature, let go of fear, and move forward in confidence and hope. We will look at Servants of God Thea Bowman, Nicholas Black Elk, and Venerable Augustine Tolton. 
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-06:  Take, O Take Me As I Am: Celebrating the Rites of Acceptance and Election/Sending
This session will explore the partnership between the theology reflected in the deep structure of the ritual texts and actions alongside practical ideas and options for ritual and musical possibilities found in hymns, songs, psalms, and the importance of ritual music: acclamations, litanies, ostinatos, and other musical forms.


Symphony Partner
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-07:  The History of the Rites of Initiation
Rita Thiron
In 1963, the Council fathers restored the ancient rites of initiation. What ancient orders did they draw from? Take a closer look at the rituals, texts, and practices which influenced the development of the current rite.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-08:  Choosing Liturgical Music with Theological Savvy
Emily Strand
This session will assist those who wish to grow in the skill of selecting music for liturgy with theological savvy. Relying on the guidance in Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (USCCB, 2007) and the wisdom of scholars like Harmon and Hommerding, this session will focus on the textual features and requirements of liturgical music, with discussion of how to spot theological, pastoral and poetic strengths and weaknesses in songs for liturgy.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-09:  Lectionary Anthem Project: Advent, Christmas and Ordinary Time
Henry Bauer
We will sing through choral repertoire of newer compositions and some standards for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Ordinary Time Cycle B. Selections will include solid pieces for choirs of varying abilities and voicings. *The  purpose of the Lectionary Anthem Project is to list repertory suggestions for parish choir directors, independent of publishing industry interests, so that those responsible for selecting and preparing choral anthems may have a rich store of selections of high quality choral music related to the Sunday scriptures or the Entrance and Communion Antiphons from the Roman Missal. The music suggestions are for choirs of all sizes, voicing and levels of ability and are recommended because of the quality of the compositional craft and the relationship of its text to scripture and have received merit (or demonstrate the potential of merit) through use over time. Choral selections for each Sunday and Holy Days are listed under the Choral Anthem Project of the NPM members-only portion of the website.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-10:  Musical Ideas for a Bilingual Triduum
Jaime Cortez
A session for pastoral musicians who will choose music for the Triduum in a multicultural parish. Ideas on how to plan for the variety of music and how to play it, sing it and how to provide it for your assembly.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-11:  Preparing Sacramental Liturgies: Rubrics and Adaptations
Timothy A. Johnston
In this workshop, participants will survey the ritual celebrations of the Sacraments of Initiation. While honoring the rubrics, we will examine the moments in which pastoral adaptations are appropriate. To do so, one must understand the rationale for "why we do what we do." Participants will also be introduced to the ars celebrandi, "the art of proper celebration," as "the primary way to foster the participation of the People of God in the sacred rite" (Sacramentum caritatis, 38).
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-12:  Chants of Baptism - Easter Baptismal Season
Ray Henderson
The chants of Baptism (aside from ritual chants) during the Easter season are as ancient as the rite on Holy Saturday night. These bear more than a thousand years of formulation and expression of death and rising. Further, these chants link us to the faith of all those who have gone before living and dying in Christ. Join us as we explore their depth and the proper way for them to be sung as biblical word and symbol.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-13:  How to Bring Bilingual Choirs Together for Special Celebrations
Stella Garcia
Our church is diverse and ever changing, and joining choirs can be a challenge when their style, language, culture and level of musicianship is different. What are we called to do? We will discuss ideas on how to bring choirs together to create beautiful and vibrant celebrations as one church. Come prepared to sing!
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-14:  Essential Skills for Music Leaders: Congregational Singing
Steve Angrisano
"How can I get the people to sing?' is a mantra of liturgists, music ministers, and pastors alike. Singing is perceived by many as a risk. Secular culture also reinforces the roles of "performer" and "audience." In this workshop, discover practical ways to create a 'safe to sing' environment as well as liturgical practices to foster in your parish liturgies.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-15:  Choir Programs: Best Practices, Solving Problems, Inspiring Volunteers
Tom Stehle
Motivate choirs to aspire to excellence through careful listening, skill-building and guided group vocal technique, while never losing sight of the prayer that we make and foster.
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
B-16:  Catholics CAN Sing, and You Can Lead Them
Kelly Dobbs-Mickus
This session for beginning to intermediate organists explores techniques for invigorating/enlivening congregational singing from the organ bench, including introductions, alternate settings, interludes and other ways to bring freshness and inspiration to hymn playing, such as creative registrations. Turn this potential stumbling block in your playing into one of your greatest joys! Best practices and techniques from experts in the field will be shared.
Product Resource Session 5
3:30 PM -
4:15 PM
PR-05a:  Musical Resources for Antiphons: Contemporary
Musical settings of the Entrance and Communion Antiphon texts from the Roman Missal, set in contemporary style with musical language by Steve Angrisano, Sarah Hart, and Curtis Stephan.

Steve Angrisano

Sarah Hart

Curtis Stephan


Symphony Partner
3:30 PM -
4:15 PM
PR-05b:  Got Psalms? Explore the most comprehensive psalm resource available!
Kelly James Barth
Learn how Simply Liturgical Music's cost-effective collection of psalms can prepare you for any liturgical event. Sing through our growing collection psalms for all occasions found in the Lectionary: Proper of Seasons (Sunday/Feast), Proper of Seasons (Weekday), Proper of Saints, Commons, Ritual Masses, Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses and Masses for the Dead. Complementary music for all participants! Bring your smart device* to enhance your SLM Showcase experience. *Smart device not required to attend the Showcase.


Etude Sponsor
3:30 PM -
4:15 PM
PR-05c:  Melody is the Voice of God: a 'hands-on' psalm writing workshop!
Joe Mattingly
Join us as we write the next great melody! Using the tools of analysis, counterpoint, Schenkerian theory and our own ears, we'll explore what makes a melody great and we'll conclude by writing 1-2 psalm settings. All in 45 minutes.


Cantata Sponsor
3:30 PM -
4:15 PM
PR-05d:  New Music for Advanced Choirs
Mark Lawson
Realize the potential of your intermediate to advanced choir with music in a variety of styles and instrumentation from this leading publisher of classical repertoire. Seletions will span the liturgical year.


Cantata Sponsor
3:30 PM -
4:15 PM
PR-05e:  How to Use Your Liturgical Planner Effectively
Mary Beth Kunde-Anderson
Most music directors, liturgists, and choir directors have moments where time catches up to them and they have little time to plan. How can this task that involves time and a structured plan be easy to manage?  What are your secrets and tricks?  Come share and learn some ideas on how to effectively plan your liturgies with tools we already use regularly.


Symphony Partner
3:30 PM -
4:15 PM
PR-05f:  Grow Ministry Participation with Ministry Scheduler Pro
We know that active participation leads to better liturgy. Learn how to leverage our scheduling software to increase participation in your ministries.


Cantata Sponsor
3:30 PM -
4:15 PM
PR-05g:  Hymnals and Missalettes: Working Together!
Some parishes use hardbound hymals, some use missalettes. What does it look like to use both? We'll cover a wide range of considerations from planning to teaching new music to financing, and more!

Michael Silhavy

Kate Williams


Symphony Partner
Key Change 4
4:00 PM -
4:15 PM
Key4-01:  Listening for Unknown Blessings
Carol Browning
Spend fifteen minutes with composer Carol Browning to pause, reflect, and listen for the unknown blessings all around us. Find an oasis in the midst of the convention and the busyness of the week! 
4:00 PM -
4:15 PM
Key4-02:  Being Catholic in a Messy World
Kathleen Basi
The birth of her second child, who has Down Syndrome, upended everything this presenter thought she knew about herself and her faith. Join Kathleen as she shares some of what she has learned about living at the messy intersection of faith and the real world - to be, not just a "practicing" Catholic, but an "intentional" one.
4:00 PM -
4:15 PM
Key4-03:  We Will Rock You
Zachary Stachowski
This fun look at how the "ritual" moments found in sporting events compare and contrast with how we engage ritual actions in our liturgies. Why tens of thousands of non-singers in an arena enthusiastically sing "We Will Rock You", while a parish assembly struggles to get people to sing "Here I am, Lord"?
4:00 PM -
4:15 PM
Key4-04:  Unpacking the Rosary
Liam Lawton
Explore the power and beauty found in praying the Rosary and how daily practice of this devotion can heighten your prayer, deepen your spirituality, and transform your life.
4:30 PM -
6:00 PM
Eucharist
6:15 PM -
7:30 PM
PMD:  Pastoral Musicians Dinner with a Little Extra Pepper
Connect with friends both old and new for a meal and an extra helping of entertainment by Pepper Choplin!  Fee: $54.00
Event 7
7:45 PM -
8:45 PM
Event7:  A Celebration of Women in Music
Gathering as the Body of Christ, creating a community in the moment, and reflecting on feminine spirituality and the women who inspire us in Scripture, our tradition, and from our lives- a concert to celebrate women musicians and composers.
Event 8
9:00 PM -
10:00 PM
Event8:  Rockin' the Racetrack
This amazing evening hour of song with our leading Catholic artists from GIA, OCP and WLP collaborating together in a rockin’ atmosphere will help us celebrate the love of God.
10:00 PM -
11:30 PM
Night Prayer 
10:00 PM -
11:30 PM
Late Night Jam
Join your fellow musicians in music and song. Bring your instrument(s) and your spirit!
7:00 AM -
7:30 AM
Daily Mass
8:00 AM -
9:00 AM
Registration
8:15 AM -
8:45 AM
Morning Prayer
Breakout C
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-01:  Keep on Steppin': Hope and Joy from Thea Bowman and Augustine Tolton
Br. Michael O'Neill McGrath OSFS
The Spirit is always at work, stirring our hearts to new awareness of God in the margins of our ever evolving church and world, and the ugly legacy of racism. Bro. Mickey will share his art and stories with the musical backdrop of the sprituals inspired by two musical figures who bring him hope and joy - Servant of God Thea Bowman and Venerable Augustine Tolton. As Sr. Thea used to say, "It don't matter if you're scared, just keep on steppin'!"
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-02:  Balancing Many Genres and Musical Styles Within Liturgy: Something For All of God's People Who Gather...
Chris De Silva
Building a musical heritage of hymns, chants, world, and praise music is possible if one is open to the challenge of uniting culture and faith. Join Chris de Silva as he explores forms of prayer within the context of his work as a pastoral musician and campus minister, and finds new ways to praise and worship. Chris offers new music for liturgy, shaping our worship for a diverse church.
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-03:  May We Boast in the Power of Christ: Celebrating the Scrutinies; the Presentations, Celebrations of the Word, Exorcisms, Blessings & Anointings
Together we will explore the theology and intent of these celebrations, and unpack the ritual elements and how music can help to amplify and engage not only those seeking initiation, but all who gather to pray with and for them. Various musical forms and genres of accessible ritual music will be demonstrated to assist the pastoral musician in their task.


Symphony Partner
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-04:  Anticipating the Revised Order of Christian Initiation of Adults
Rita Thiron
The USCCB is currently working to prepare a new translation of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA). How are changes to a liturgical text developed? What will the new translation look like? What U.S. adaptations will be retained? How will any of this impact parish practice?
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-05:  Lectionary Anthem Project: Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time
Henry Bauer
We will sing through choral repertoire of newer compositions and some standards for the seasons of Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time Cycle B. Selections will include solid pieces for choirs of varying abilities and voicings.
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-06:  The Common Priesthood: A Call to Holiness
Kelly James Barth
Through our baptism, we are called to be priest, prophet & king. But what does this common priesthood look like in the real world? Come & reflect on this universal call to holiness and how our common priesthood calls us to strive for holiness in our own lives and to help others do the same...and how we can do this through our ministry of music.
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-07:  Daily Discipleship: Real-world solutions for the Interpersonal Challenges of Parish Service
Lorraine Hess
People who work in liturgy need a well-stocked interpersonal-relations toolbox to be true pastoral leaders. Much like those who work in human resources, music ministers must communicate effectively with clergy, other ministers, and choir members - but always in the context of our mission of discipleship, and love of God and neighbor. This workshop explores proven techniques for getting along with other members of parish leadership, finding patience when working with volunteers, and tips for avoiding burnout. Through storytelling, case studies, scripture, humor, and music (of course), you will discover helpful new ways to deal with the interpersonal challenges of parish service.
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-08:  Exploring the 2020 Revised Order of Baptism for Children
Danielle Noe
The celebration of Baptism is a joyful parish and family gathering in which the whole Church, the Body of Christ, welcomes a new member into God's family. As the first sacrament of initiation and the entry into Christ's life, it is important to celebrate Baptism fully and with dignity. With the promulgation of the revised edition of the Order of Baptism for Children, we have an opportunity to examine and evaluate our pastoral approach to this liturgical rite. In this workshop, participants will explore the changes in the revised rite and mine its riches, learning to celebrate it fully, especially during Sunday Mass. The presenter will unpack the theological, liturgical, and pastoral principles necessary for planning infant Baptism.
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-09:  The Art of Hymn Playing. Or Is It a Science?
Kelly Dobbs-Mickus
Organists don't typically receive much instruction in playing hymns and often learn on the job. Discover successful ways to approach and practice hymns (and other service music) in order to improve your playing and thereby enable better congregational singing. We will discuss methods of considering a particular hymn before even playing it, and then move on to effective practice techniques and other tools for achieving vibrant hymn playing. Best practices from experts in the field will be shared and their techniques demonstrated.
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-10:  Introduction to Hispanic Music Ministry
Peter Kolar
Starting a Spanish Mass for the first time? New to the repertoire and ways of Spanish-language worship? Venturing into the Hispanic realm can seem daunting and overwhelming. Equip your tool box of cultural competency with basics of Spanish pronunciation, music-learning techniques, and awareness of Latino customs and devotions.
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-11:  Chant for Small Communities
Ray Henderson
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-12:  A Future with Hope: Planning prayer with and for youth
Drawing on their experience with the One Call Institute, Matt and Zack will present a workshop detailing the current state of youth engagement with the Church and how to combat a growing trend of disengagement through authentic relationship, communication and prayer. This workshop also discusses strategies for engaging youth in the planning and facilitiation of prayer.

Matt Reichert

Zachary Stachowski
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
C-13:  The Bilingual Triduum: Promises and Challenges
Tony Alonso
With the rapidly changing face of the Catholic Church in the United States, celebrating the Triduum in Spanish and in English has rapidly become the norm in many parishes throughout the country. With these shifts brings new promises of theological possibilities as well as real pastoral challenges. This wokrshop will explore pastoral, liturgical, and musical approaches to the preparation of the Three Days with special attention to these days as the rits of initiation into a changing church.
9:00 AM -
10:30 AM
I-01c:  Emerging Leaders Institute
Joe Bazyouros
Focused on supporting professional musicians who are new to ministry, this Institute provides knowledge and skills needed to serve their assemblies effectively. We will anchor our leadership in a theology of ministry, identify the core tasks of pastoral leadership, and introduce them to tools which will help to make them successful!
9:00 AM -
10:30 AM
I-03c:  Essentials of Catholic Liturgy Level 3
Track Three emphasizes the celebration of the Eucharist as the source and summit of Christian life. The topics in this track are particularly appropriate for those with a solid understanding of the liturgy.

Timothy A. Johnston

J. Michael Joncas

Danielle Noe
9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
NPM Council meeting
9:00 AM -
11:30 AM
Exhibits Open - Dedicated Exhibit Hours 10:30am-11:30am
11:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Plenum
Michael Ruzicki
Light of the World: Handing On Our Faith. Consider the Easter Vigil. Envision the single flame of the paschal candle. From it, the People of God light their candles (just as our baptismal candles were lit from it at one time). The flame, divided yet undimmed, now envelops the darkness. As baptized disciples, pastoral musicians have a distinctive responsibility to "walk always as children of the light." Together, we will reflect on the ways our song has the power to overcome the darkness of the world and radiate the fire of the Holy Spirit.
12:30 PM -
1:00 PM
Recommitment and Sending Forth
1:00 PM -
1:30 PM
Service Project
1:30 PM -
5:30 PM
NPM Board Meeting
 
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