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We hope that you will join us for the 2017 events listed below:


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


January 28 – Annual Gathering of the Musicians of Southern Maryland


February 4 – African-American Sacred Music (DC Chapter).  A continuation of the February 2016 workshop, with breakouts for pianists and singers. Saint Camillus Church, Silver Spring, MD.


February 28 – Annual Shrove Tuesday Luncheon.  Join friends old and new for a feast before Lent begins! Brion's Grille, Fairfax, VA.


March 4 – DC Annual Retreat.  "Lord, teach us to pray." Saint Anselm Abbey, Washington, DC.


March 14 – An Evening with John C. Walker -- *** POSTPONED TO APRIL 26 ***


April 1 – Children’s Choir Event with Tom Shelton, President of ACDA and professor at Westminster Choir College. (Joint Arlington/DC)


April 26 An Evening with John C. Walker, past president of AGO (Co-Sponsored by NPM Arlington and NOVA AGO).  Saint Thomas More Cathedral, Arlington, VA. 


July 10-14 – NPM Convention, Cincinnati, OH


All the details can be found in our calendar and newsletter.  If you have any questions, please call me at 301-384-5796.


And have a happy new year!


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.