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Pre-convention Events
Monday, July 6
Tuesday, July 7
Wednesday, July 8
Thursday, July 9
Friday,July 10
Hotel Information
College Internships
Registration Information
Early Registration Discount

Registration Information

Deadline for Early Bird Rates: March 6, 2015
Deadline for Advance Rates: June 12, 2015

Registration Form (for printing)

Full Conference Registration

Early Bird
(through March 6)
(March 7 - June 12)
(after June 12)
NPM Member Registration
Not-Yet Member: Add $89

(includes one year individual membership; foreign postage, if applicable, will be billed)
NPM Member Clergy/Musician Duo
(Available only to one clergy and one musician from the same member parish or institution)
$270 (each)
$320 (each)
Early & Advance only
NPM Youth Member (21 and under or full-time undergrad)
Not-Yet a Youth Member: Add $45
(includes one year individual membership; foreign postage, if applicable, will be billed)


Seminarian and Religious in Formation
Not yet a Seminarian or Religious in Formation member: add $30
(includes one year seminarian/religious in formation membership; foreign postage will be billed)
Companion (Adult or Child) - all events except breakouts
Electronic Program Book Deduct $20 from fees      

Daily Registration (for those not attending the full convention)

Friday, July 10: NPM Sampler / Taste of Grand Rapids



Daily Rate NPM member
$115 per day
$125 per day
$140 per day
Daily Rate Non-NPM Member
$140 per day
$150 per day
$165 per day

Additional Activities

Music Ministry Leadership Retreat (Monday) $30 pre-registration
Organ Crawl (Monday)

$30 pre-registration

Liturgical Space Tour (Monday)

$30 pre-registration

Master Class or Clinic (Monday)
(Advanced Guitar, Piano, Hispanic Piano, Chant, Gospel Piano, Liturgy)

$30 pre-registration

Music Education Morning (Monday)

$30 pre-registration

Picnic at Lyons Square (Monday afternoon) $25
Organ Master Class (Wednesday afternoon)

$30 pre-registration

Cantor Institute (Monday–Friday; takes the place of all breakouts)


Choir Director Institute (Monday–Friday; takes the place of all breakouts)


NPM National T-Shirt Day (Thursday)

$15 (S, M, L, XL)

$18 (XXL, XXXL)

Pastoral Musicians' Breakfast (Thursday)
Additional breakfast ticket


NPM Cabaret at the Amway (Thursday) $20
Additional Cabaret ticket $20

Check or credit card payment must accompany registration. Registration must be postmarked on or before March 6 (Early Bird) or June 24 (Advance). Registrations postmarked after June 24 will be computed at the regular/on-site rate. You may register online at www.npm.org. Registrations must be received at the NPM National Office (by mail, online, or by fax) by close of business June 24. After June 24 registration is available on-site only.

Cancellation: Requests received in writing at the NPM National Office postmarked on or before June 24 will receive a refund less a non-refundable $50 processing fee. After that date refunds (less fee)are given only in the form of credit toward registration for the 2016 NPM Convention. Refunds are processed after the convention. All requests for credit MUST be received in the NPM office by August 28, 2015, in order to be considered for credit.

Member Discounts

With a current NPM Parish Membership (of any size), the members' rate is offered to anyone in the parish community. If your name is not on the parish membership, include the parish group number on your registration form. If you have a current NPM Individual Membership, the members' rate is available to you; it is not transferable to another person.

Not yet a member? The registration fee for non-members includes an additional $89 for a one-year individual membership in NPM. Postage fees outside the United States, if applicable, will be billed later.

Clergy/Musician Duo Discount: Clergy members and musicians who register for the convention together and in advance receive a deeply discounted rate. The one clergy member and one musician must be from the same parish or institution. NPM Parish Membership must be current. Registration and payment for both clergy and musician must be included together in the same envelope and be postmarked on or before the Early Bird or Advance registration deadline. (Sorry, this discount is not available online.)

Seminarian and Religious-in-Formation Discount: Available for any full-time seminarian (diocesan or religious) or religious sister or brother currently in formation and an NPM member who registers for the convention. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor we are offering a special discounted rate of $100 (early bird), $135 advance rate, or $185 (after June 5). Please fill in your seminary/house of formation name on the line provided.

Youth Discount: Youth (twenty-one or younger, or a full-time undergraduate) attending the full convention receive a discounted rate. NPM membership required. If you don’t have a current Youth or Individual Membership and your parish does not have a current NPM Parish Membership, add $45 for a new Youth Membership on the appropriate line of the registration form. A parent or chaperone must accompany youth attendees under eighteen. Chaperone must be at least twenty-one years old and registered either for the Full Convention or as a Companion. A signed copy of the Code of Conduct for Youth Participating in NPM Conventions, Code of Conduct for Chaperones and Parents Acting as Chaperones, and the Parental or Guardian Permission Form and Release must be on file with NPM before anyone under the age of eighteen may be admitted to the Convention. More information...

Daily Registration: Be sure to indicate the day(s) for which you are registering, and note that the fee for full convention registration is usually less than the fee for multiple days.

Group Discounts: NPM chapters and parishes with a current NPM parish membership who register in groups receive a discount. Registration forms must be mailed together with one check, postmarked by May 22. Contact the NPM National Office — (240) 247-3000 or (toll-free) 1 (855) 207-0293 — for more information.

Additional Information

Companion (Adult or Child): Those registering as companions are welcome to accompany a full convention registrant to all activities except breakouts, workshops, or institutes. A separate registration form must be filled out for each companion including payment for any additional activities and must include the name of the Full Convention Registrant.

Scholarship Assistance is available to cover the cost of convention registration for persons or parishes of limited means. More scholarship information or request a packet from the NPM Office by calling (240) 247-3000 or (toll-free) 1 (855) 207-0293. Application deadline is June 1.

Photographs: Several photographers will be recording the convention for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. These photos will be used in the November issue of Pastoral Music, and they may also be used on our website, our Facebook page, and in promotions and other publications. If you do not want your face to appear in any of these places, please notify one of the official photographers, who may ask for a photo so that NPM can exclude images that include you. You are welcome to take your own photos, but do not use flash. In respect for the artists and presenters, no personal video or audio recordings are allowed.


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