About Us

What is NPM?

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (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.

What is the Austin Chapter of NPM?

The basic purpose of the NPM Chapter is to:

  • Deepen the life of pastoral musicians,
  • Encourage social interaction between pastoral musicians,
  • Provide an educational forum on current issues affecting musical practice in the parish, both for the musicians and clergy,
  • Improve the skills of every pastoral musician: musical, liturgical, pastoral, leadership,
  • Encourage social interaction among NPM members,
  • Foster mutual support for NPM members through sharing and friendships,
  • Connect members with the NPM national organization and the NPM National Office through membership, education, communication, and dialogue.

We accomplish these goals throughout the year with social events for networking, topic specific chapter meetings and discussions, and choral workshops and events. In order for us to better help you, please let us know what issues or topics you feel are relevant to your ministry and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Who can join?

Membership is open to all persons involved in music programs connected with worship. Persons involved in liturgy planning and preparation may also find the meetings interesting and helpful. All are encouraged to become members of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, but this is not necessary for membership in an NPM Chapter. It is necessary, however, to be a member of the national organization to vote for Chapter officers or for bylaw changes.

Are there dues?

No! There are no longer annual dues for membership.

I’m interested! How can I join?

To be a part of mailing list and to join our chapter, please fill out the form below. It’s that easy!

Watch Us Grow!

Below are parishes represented by our current chapter membership: