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Welcome to our website.


We’ve completed our programs for 2015-16, and are planning the schedule for 2016-17.  We do this in conjunction with our partner, the Arlington Chapter of NPM.



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

As always, we welcome input from area musicians.  What type of events/workshops would be of interest to you?  Is there something you wish we would provide – for choir/ensemble singers, cantors, directors/leaders, instrumentalists, composers, etc.?  Are there topics related to liturgy in general that should be addressed?  Please share your thoughts with us.  (See address below.)


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


And please don’t forget the importance of belonging at the national level.  Simply typing will take you to the website.


Charlene Dorrian (  or 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.