NPMNY is the chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) that serves the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn. NPM fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer.
The basic purpose of NPM chapters is fourfold:
to deepen the spiritual life of each pastoral musician;
to encourage social interaction among pastoral musicians;
to provide an educational forum on current issues affecting musical practices in the parish, both for the musicians and the clergy;
to improve the musical skills of pastoral musicians.
NPMNY is a local chapter of NPM, a non-profit organization for professionals, for volunteers, for everyone who cares about the liturgical life of the Church. More than 7,000 musicians and clergy are actively involved in this important effort to foster the art of pastoral music.
Membership in NPM is not a prerequisite for membership in NPMNY.
For more information about the national organization, visit www.NPM.org.
WHO WE ARE
NPMNY is for Musicians — NPMNY keeps musicians up to date; offers practical advice; brings new ideas and offers the support of other professionals involved in the ministry of music.
NPMNY is for Clergy — NPMNY addresses the vital role clergy play in their liturgical music programs and offers support to clergy who care about the liturgical life of their community.
NPMNY is for Both — The future of liturgical renewal depends on both clergy and musicians working together. NPMNY helps to foster this creative collaboration.