The members of the Choir Director Section Committee stand ready to assist you. Some of the programs we help to support and promote are:
- The annual Saint Cecilia Sing that unites NPM members and their choirs across the country in honoring the patron saint of music on or around November 22.
- Choral activities at NPM National Conventions, often presented by the Director of Music Ministries Division (DMMD). At the 2013 Convention, singers prepared a program entitled “Music of the Americas,” under the direction of Dr. Ann Howard Jones, Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Boston University.
- The Choral Anthem Lectionary Project is a resource compiled by the Director of Music Ministries Division of NPM. You will find choral anthems based on the scripture readings for each Sunday, as well as the entrance and communion antiphons. Choir directors are encouraged to utilize this valuable tool, and to consider making contributions to the list.
- The Liturgical Singer is an NPM newsletter that features articles specifically for cantors, choirs, ensemble singers, presiders and deacons. It is a rich resource for all worship leaders who lift their voice in song.
NPM is in the process of evaluating its educational offerings, which in the past have included the week-long Choir Director Institute and the Institute for Music with Children. Children’s Choir festivals have been held periodically, as well. Stay tuned for news on future programs!
Best wishes to you in your ministry. Please do not hesitate to contact members of the section committee if we can be of any further assistance.
Meg Matuska Chair, NPM Interest Section for Choir Directors