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NEW: Cantor Trainer

Cantor Certification Programs

Would you like to earn one of the NPM Cantor Certificates On Site
in Houston at the 2016 National Convention?

It is SO much more realistic than making a recording!

NEW!  BCC and ICC On Site Google forms - for quick, online applications 

For more information and those paying by check, see information below.

If you have any questions - please email npm.cantor.certifications@gmail.com

The Steering Committee recognizes that the 12:00 PM written testing time on Monday, July 11 may be an issue for some due to travel to Houston. Please DO NOT let this be an issue! We will work with you to schedule an alternate test day/time. Thank you!
**Any applicant needing assistance finding Psalms from List A or B - please contact us at npm.cantor.certifications@gmail.com.

 


For general cantor certificate questions – please email npm.cantor.certifications@gmail.com

Applicants for NPM Cantor certificates must take them in order beginning with the BCC. Only those with a music degree may begin with the ICC or CCC.

Scope and Sequence for Cantor Certificates

There are three cantor certificate programs available to cantors:

1. Basic Cantor Certificate (BCC)
Katherine LeDuc

The Basic Cantor Certificate is a means to recognize the achievement of fundamental skills expected of cantors. This certificate marks the first stage in the NPM certificate program for cantors.
There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for this program.

NPM Requirements/Application (PDF)
BCC Adjudication sheet (PDF)
Current BCC Recipients
BCC information
BCC FAQs

On Site Adjudication Information

How to hold a BCC On Site Adjudication (PDF)
Adjudicator’s duties (PDF)
Coordinator’s duties (PDF)


2. NPM Intermediate Cantor Certificate (ICC)

Tammy Schnittgrund

The Intermediate Cantor Certificate is a means to recognize the achievement of more developed skills expected of psalmists and cantors. A certificate presumes an understanding of a spirituality of ministry.  This certificate marks the second stage in the NPM certificate program for cantors.
There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee for this program.

NPM Requirements/Application (PDF)
bulletICC Vocal Adjudication sheet – Psalms, Gloria, Alleluia, Sight Singing and Teaching Music (PDF)
bulletICC Study Guide (PDF)
bulletICC Psalm Paper Rubric (PDF)
bulletICC Psalm Essay Guide (PDF)
bulletPublishers for ICC psalms: GIA Publications, Oregon Catholic Press, World Library Publications, Liturgical Press
ICC - Gelineau Psalmody Demonstration Video
Current ICC Recipients


3. NPM Cantor Colleague Certificate (CCC)

Brent McWilliams

Cantor Colleague Certificate is a means to recognize the achievement of advanced skills expected of psalmists and cantors. This certificate marks the third stage in the NPM certificate program for cantors.
There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee for this program.

NPM Requirements/Application (PDF) 
CCC Scoring sheet - psalms and sight singing (PDF)
Cantor Colleague Certificate Study Guide (PDF)
Current CCC Recipients


2016 CCC Liturgy Examination Dates
  • June 17, 2016
  • January 27, 2017
  • June 16, 2017

Candidates will receive the exam questions by e-mail on the day of the exam and will be required to return their responses by email. The exam begins 12:00 pm Eastern Time and the candidate has until 3:00 pm Eastern Time to complete the exam.

Publishers for CCC psalms: GIA Publications, Oregon Catholic Press, World Library Publications
bullet Current CCC Recipients




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