NPM/DC Banner with the U.S. Capitol







Welcome to our website.


Plans for 2016-2017 are coming along.All are welcome at each event.


Dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC


* First up: a Cantor Workshop, September 26 at St. Patrick Church in Rockville.Further details and a registration form are in the September newsletter, posted on this site.


* On November 7, the Archdiocese is joining us to sponsor a Clergy-Musician Appreciation Night.It will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Archdiocese of Washington Pastoral Center.Details are also in the newsletter.


*In 2017 there will be a follow-up workshop on African-American Sacred Music, the Annual Lenten Retreat, and a Childrenís Choir Event at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, co-sponsored by the Arlington Chapter.


If you are not already a member of the DC Chapter, we hope you will consider joining.Simply click ďJoin us


And please donít forget the importance of belonging at the national level.Simply typing will take you to the website.


Charlene Dorrian (mcdorrian@yahoo.comor 301-384-5796)

Director, DC Chapter

National Association of Pastoral Musicians



Mission Statement: NPM/DC is the chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) that serves the Archdiocese of Washington. 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.