July 7
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eastern
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?
July 8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eastern
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?
July 9
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eastern
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."
July 10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Eastern
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.
July 7
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Eastern
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?
June 1
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Eastern
Christ is Present in the Church - Pre-convention release!
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.
July 8
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Eastern
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.
July 10
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Eastern
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
October 8
12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Eastern
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
July 9
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Eastern
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.
'Out of the Mouths of Babes': Reach Us by Speaking Our Language
Hannah Crews
What do nonaffiliated young people really think about the Church, and how can we, as liturgical musicians, serve a generation growing up in a media-centered, secular 21st century? Learn from Gen-Z themselves through a series of interviews and reflections highlighting the role of pastoral musicians in breaking through the often inaccessible language and concepts of Catholic rituals, scriptures, and doctrine to allow Christ to speak to the young hearts longing for meaning and purpose in our world today.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
May 14
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eastern
Unpacking the Rosary - Pre-convention release!
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.
“But I can’t play the pedals!” Beginner’s guide to the organ
Tools that help the organist "Grow" as their organ skills increase. Bass coupler -use your left hand instead of the pedals. Melody Coupler - solo out the melody with your right hand.
“But we have a praise band!” How to use the organ in a Contemporary setting
How an organist can contribute to the Praise Team without "hogging the show". How can your organ evolve with your worship style?
July 9
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
A Future with Hope: Planning Prayer with and for Youth
Matt Reichert
Drawing on his experience with the One Call Institute, Matt 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.
July 7
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Eastern
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

Lorraine Hess
July 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
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.
July 7
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Eastern
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.
July 8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
Care and Feeding of Pipe Organs
Live streamed from INSIDE a pipe organ with Q & A

 

 

Catholics CAN Sing, and You Can Lead Them: Five Favorite Tips from Five Organists
Kelly Dobbs-Mickus
This session for beginning to intermediate organists explores techniques for invigorating/enlivening congregational singing from the organ bench. David Ball, Kristin Dabaghian, Preston Dibble, Kelly Dobbs-Mickus, and Joel Kumro will share their favorite tips on topics such as hymn playing, registrations, liturgical settings (such as psalms), and adapting piano pieces to organ.
July 8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
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.
July 8
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
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.
July 7
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
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.
July 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
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.
July 7
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Eastern
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.
July 9
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
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.
July 9
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
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?
July 8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
From Sanctuary to Screen: Six feet of Social distancing or a quarter inch of glass between us
Tom Dragga
Covid-19 has forced up to embrace a new reality that none of us could have predicted. As painful as the pandemic is, we have found more than a few blessings in these days. How do you preach the WORD in the context of virtual reality? What does the homilist need to be aware of as he stands in the ambo or looks in the camera? How can pastoral musicians help make the breaking open of the Word come to life.
July 8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
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.
Gospel music at a Catholic mass? OF COURSE & HERE’S HOW!African American Interest Section
A practical guide regarding how to use and teach gospel music in the Catholic liturgies throughout the liturgical year.
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
How Do I Get One of Those
Organ from conception, construction, delivery and beyond.
How do You Build a Pipe Organ
Factory tour and interviews with each expert involved in the build, electrical engineer, architect, woodworker, business expert and organist. 
How the organ can aid in blended worship services
Using MIDI Voices in Catholic Worship. Orchestral and contemporary sounds available on modern instruments.
July 8
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
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!
Improv at the Organ
Dr. Lynn Trapp
Solid tool - techniques to become the BEST improviser YOU can be. 

 

 

July 9
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
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.
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.
Introduction to the Organ for Pianists
What do all the 16-8-4-2-IV numbers mean? When to use them (or not). Why mulitple keyboards and how to use them. 
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.
July 9
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
Lessons from "Homecoming Sunday"
Matt Reichert
Over the last several months, GIA Publications has been hosting "Homecoming Sunday" conversations. These discussions, hosted by a diverse array of panelists and experts, explore topics important to our experience of church and community during these times of social distancing. This workshop provides an overview of these conversations, summarizing the best recommendations, resources, and strategies for our path forward. 

 

Midi It Up
Organ/midi use with pipes, playback record/combinations in worship.
July 7
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
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.
Organ Registration
Registration for the liturgy from the perspective of an organ bulider.
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 MorningStar.
July 7
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
Organ Workshop Virtual Tour
See the workshop as if you were making a visit. Livestream will allow opportunities to post questions which will be answered in real time. 
July 7
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Eastern
Preparing Sacramental Liturgies: Rubrics and Adaptations
Michael Ruzicki
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).
July 7
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
Reclaiming the Voice of the Domestic Church
Kate Williams
So much of our collective ministerial energy goes toward elevating the people's song in our Sunday Celebrations. But what happens between the Sundays? Especially as we embrace a life of "sheltering in place", when our home becomes our church, and our church becomes our home: how can we extend our musical leadership by empowering the voice of our domestic church? Explore ways to stay connected to sung prayer, whether it be on Sundays, Feast Days, or everything in between by learning to plan for prayer experiences beyond the confines of one building, and into the complexities of many. Singing our praises, laments, and dreams extends far beyond any building - let's reclaim that voice.
July 9
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern
Rehearsal Techniques for Adult and Children’s Choirs
Paul French
Thirty immediate and practical fixes that will assist choir directors in running more energized and efficient rehearsals. To be discussed are topics surrounding vocal warm-ups, recruitment and retention of singers, repertoire selection, score preparation, intonation issues, and helping your choirs to sing more musically. 
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. 
The Art of Hymn Playing
Learn from veteran organists John Ferguson, David Cherwien, and Stuart Forster about the fine art of playing hymns so that your congregations will be inspired to join with full voice and heart. We will start with methods of considering a particular hymn before even playing it, and then move on to effective tools for achieving vibrant hymn playing. Techniques will be demonstrated.

Kelly Dobbs-Mickus

John Ferguson

David Cherwien

Stuart Forster
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.
The Gift of Voice
A demonstration on voicing an organ pipe.
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.
July 8
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Eastern
Video and Live Streaming – Liturgical and Practical Considerations
Our experience with the Covid-19 pandemic has both taught us to be resourceful and has challenged us to keep our parish communities connected in ways never have imagined. This session will explore the balancing of the practical and the liturgical challanges, along with the best practices, when we strive to reach and connect with all the members of the Body of Christ through the use of video technology. 
Aaron Kohl DMMD Board Members
Why Do You Want To Be Baptized?
Grayson Warren Brown
We enter the Church through the waters of Baptism because we want those coming to be baptized to realize that by doing so, they are signing their child or themselves up to live a life dedicated to love, hope, joy, and universal family with Christ at the center. In these days of health crisis, of politics and of fear of the unknown, it would be good to re-examine just what modern Christians sign up for when we ask either for ourselves, or for our children to be baptized intot he family of God. This session will focus on ways all ministers of the gospels, including minsters of music might contribute their gifts to the sacrament in such a way that those seeking baptism might clearly understand what they are undertaking. A journey that must include loving our neighbor, as we learn to love our God. 

 

 

 

July 8
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Eastern
A Night of Praise & Worship with Sarah Kroger
Sarah Kroger
Spend an evening with Sarah experiencing praise & worship music along with personal reflections on life and ministry. 


Concerto Partner
July 7
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Eastern
A Recipe for a Perfect Night
ValLimar Jansen
Join us for a lesson on Bourbon and great Blues and Jazz music by ValLimar Jansen and this high energy band.


July 9
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Eastern
In Memoriam: A Service of Hope DMMD Panel
One of the most difficult things about our present reality has been not being able to gather for funerals in our churches. We will offer this virtual prayer service for all those who have passed away during the pandemic, whether from the virus itself or from other causes. Come together to pray, mourn, and celebrate the lives of our loved ones.


July 7
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Eastern
Liturgy of the Hours with Matt Maher & Friends
Matt Maher
A wonderful opportunity to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.


Concerto Partner
July 9
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Eastern
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 touched 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. Spend some time with Kate, Shannon and Orin in an experience that is meditative, engaging, humorous, thought-provoking and, above all, a true encounter with God. 

Kathleen Basi

Shannon Cerneka

Orin Johnson


Symphony Partner
July 9
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Eastern
New Faces in Liturgical MusicMulti Artist
Fill your heart with song as we hear new voices in liturgical ministry.


Concerto Partner
July 7
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Eastern
Organ Concert
A great opportunity for beautiful music and humor presented by two of NPM's favorite members!

 

David Anderson Alan Hommerding


Symphony Partner
July 8
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Eastern
Perseverance
A chance to slow down and experience this incredible piece of art by local artist Bryan Holden. Receive inspiration through beautiful music and messages of hope.


July 10
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Eastern
Rockin' the RacetrackMulti Artist
This amazing evening of song with our leading Catholic artists from GIA, OCP and WLP will be an excellent way to end this virtual event!

 



Symphony Partner


Symphony Partner


Symphony Partner
July 8
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Eastern
Steiner-Reck Tracker Organ Recital
Nathan Laube
Join us for this spectacular event recorded 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.


July 8
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastern
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
July 7
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastern
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
July 9
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eastern
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
 
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