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Pre-convention Events
Monday, July 14
Tuesday, July 15
Wednesday, July 16
Thursday, July 17
Friday,July 18
Hotel Information
Registration Information
Early Registration Discount

Registration Information

Deadline for Early Bird Rates: March 31, 2014
Deadline for Advance Rates: June 13, 2014

Online Registration

Registration Form (for printing)

Full Conference Registration

Early Bird
(through March 31)
(April 1 - June 13)
(after June 13)
NPM Member Registration
Not-Yet Member: Add $83

(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 $39
(includes one year individual membership; foreign postage, if applicable, will be billed)


NEW! Seminarian and Religious in Formation Registration
(Youth member rates less Seminarian or Religious in Formation discount)
Not yet a Seminarian or Religious in Formation member: add $25
Companion (Adult or Child) - all events except breakouts
NEW! Electronic Program Book Deduct $20 from fees      

Daily Registration (for those not attending the full convention)

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
Youth Retreat (Monday) Youth Only

$30 pre-registration

Organ Crawl (Monday)


Religious House Tour (Monday)


Pilgrimage Tour (Monday) $30
Master Class or Clinic (Monday)
(Advanced Guitar, Piano, Contemporary Piano, Ensemble, Arranging for Hispanic Ensemble, Cantor, Chant, Gospel Piano)

$30 pre-registration

Music Education Morning (Monday)

$30 pre-registration

Organ Master Class (Wednesday afternoon)

$30 pre-registration

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


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


Liturgical Ministry Boot Camp (Monday–Friday; takes the place of all breakouts) $90
Composer and Text Writers Institute (Monday–Friday; takes the place of all breakouts)


T-Shirt Day (Wednesday)

$15 (S, M, L, XL)

$18 (XXL, XXXL)

Pastoral Musicians' Breakfast (Thursday)
Additional breakfast ticket


Big Band, Cake and Lights of the City! (Thursday) $20

Check or credit card payment must accompany registration. Registration must be postmarked on or before March 31 (Early Bird) or June 13 (Advance). Registrations postmarked after June 13 will be computed at the regular/on-site rate. You may register online. Registrations must be received at the NPM National Office (by mail, online, or by fax) by close of business July 2. After July 2 registration is available on-site only.

Cancellation: Requests received in writing at the NPM National Office postmarked on or before July 2 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 2015 NPM Convention. Refunds are processed after the convention. All requests for credit MUST be received in the NPM office by August 29, 2014, 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 $83 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 an even deeper 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.)

New! Seminarian and Religious-in-Formation Discount: Available for any full-time seminarian (diocesan or religious) or religious sister or brother currently in formation who registers for the convention. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor we are off ering a special discounted rate of net $100 ($125 not yet a member). 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 $39 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 31. 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. Request a packet from the NPM Office by calling (240) 247-3000 or (toll-free) 1 (855) 207-0293. Application deadline is June 14. More information...

Graduate Credit: Graduate Credit Information about how to obtain one graduate credit  from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN for attending the convention.

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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