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The Board of Directors of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM), the largest and most diverse Catholic association dedicated to church renewal through sung worship, announces that Rev. Msgr. Richard B. Hilgartner, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, has been named the new president of the Association. Monsignor Hilgartner will be introduced to the members of the Association at the 2014 NPM Annual Convention, held July 14–17 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He will assume the duties of the president on September 1. The National Association of Pastoral Musicians is particularly grateful to Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore for allowing Monsignor Hilgartner to assume this role in addition to his work as pastor of a parish in the Archdiocese. Read more...


Thank you to all who attended the convention this summer.
We certainly had reason to Proclaim Good News!

We look forward to meeting you in
Grand Rapids, Michigan 
July 6-10, 2015 
as we are 
Called to Joy and Hope:
Let the Servant Church Arise



Read a letter from our Episcopal Moderator,
Cardinal DiNardo



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Internships Available
Internships are available for students 18-23 years old at the 2014 NPM Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri (July 14–18). We are looking for three types of interns: technical interns, roving reporters, and youth room coordinators. Read more...

2014 Academic Scholarships
Information and applications.

Scholarship Recipients
View information about recipients of 2013 NPM academic scholarships. Congratulations to these talented young pastoral musicians!

How You Can Sponsor an NPM Local Cantor Intensive
Your diocese, chapter, parish, or school can collaborate with NPM to sponsor an affordable and high-quality day for cantor formation. Find out how.

CD Recordings of Missal Chants
You may order CD recordings of chants from the new Missal at a low cost – and with generous discounts for bulk orders. Place an online order here or download a printable order form to mail or fax.

Webinar Recordings Available
Recordings of NPM webinars are available for purchase.  Recent topics includes the new Roman Missal, the Psalms in Christian worship, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, why we sing, what we sing, musical ministries, choosing music, and inculturation. 
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