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NPM Summer Institutes


29th Annual Guitar and Ensemble Institute
July 20-24, 2015
Milford, Ohio

This five-day intensive training program is intended primarily for guitarists at all levels—beginner, intermediate, advanced—and for instrumentalists who serve as part of worship ensembles. It is also designed for directors of ensembles, whether those are primarily guitar, contemporary music, or folk groups, and for those who lead with a combination of instruments and voice. Registration and individual assessment begins on Monday at 8:30 am. The program begins at 11:00 am. and ends on Friday at 12:00 noon. Meals include Sunday supper through Friday


Fisher Bobby Fisher, Program Coordinator, Guitar Track
Music director at St. Agnes Church, Fort Wright, Kentucky; musician, composer, actor, clinician, and author of The Pastoral Guitarist and the video The Liturgical Guitarist.
  Bonnie Faber, Voice Track
Vocal coach; forty+ years of music ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; music director at Corpus Christi Parish, Roseville, Minnesota; staff of Music Ministry Alive!; cantor clinician.
Petrunak Steve Petrunak, Director/Player Track
Director of music at St. Blase Parish, Sterling Heights, Michigan; composer, recording artist, and clinician; former member of the NPM Board of Directors.
  Gilman Ken Gilman, Obbligato Track
Music director at St. Michael and All Angels, Albuquerque, New Mexico; active performer on and teacher of mandolin, fiddle, and related instruments.
Cortez Jaime Cortez, Guitar Track
Director of music at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mesa, Arizona; composer, clinician, arranger, and performer.
  John Angotti, Keyboard Track and Liturgy
John provides inspirational music and witness through concerts, workshops, retreats, missions, conferences, and liturgies. A well-known composer and recording artist, John is also a member of the NPM Cantor Steering Committee
Jeff McLemore, Bass Track
Active performer on bass and oboe and as vocalist, Jeff has begun composing in several styles and is deep into "old school" jazz guitar studies and performance.
  Brian Malone, Percussion Track
A freelance percussionist based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian has performed from New York to South America.
Jaime Rickert, Guitar Track
Former resident musician at Marydale Retreat Center in Erlanger, Kentucky, and member of the Parish Mission Team. Pastoral Associate at St. Ann Parish, Ossining, New York.
  Rob Ellig, Luthier
A luthier for thirty years; former music director with Father Richard Rohr of the New Jerusalem Community.


Date and Location

July 20–24, 2015
Jesuit Spiritual Center, Milford, Ohio
The Jesuit Spiritual Center, on 37 park-like acres overlooking the Little Miami River, is a thirty-minute drive east of Cincinnati. Private
air-conditioned rooms, full bath facilities just a few doors away. Website: jesuitspiritualcenter.com

What You Get When You Register for the Guitar and Ensemble Institute

Resident: Housing for five nights (beginning Sunday, July 19), fourteen meals, and a wonderful formation experience. *
Commuter: Twelve meals and a wonderful formation experience

* Residence rooms at the Jesuit Spiritual Center are filling rapidly. If you register as a resident, but housing is no longer available, two things will happen. (1) We will not cash your check or charge your credit card until we contact you by phone or by email. (2) When we contact you, we will offer two possibilities: put your name on a waiting list for residents or register you as a commuter and suggest nearby housing that you would arrange on your own.

Download printable flyer and registration form


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