Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Twin Cities Chapter
of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians 

How to Deal with Vocal Issues/Problems Within a Choral Setting

with Dr. Patricia Kent

With a fresh new season of choir ahead, join Dr. Patricia Kent, Professor of Voice at the College of St. Benedict and the University of St. John in Collegeville, for a presentation/open discussion about the aging voice, working with volunteer singers, and other topics as determined by you.*

The night will begin with fellowship and refreshments and conclude with evening prayer.

This session is for choir directors, cantors, and choir members. You do not need to be a member of NPM to attend the event. However, we welcome new members and membership materials will be available.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:30 P.M.
Annunciation Catholic Church
509 West 54th St., Minneapolis
A freewill offering will be taken

* If you would like to submit a question/problem for Dr. Kent ahead of time, please send it by August 15th to Anne Susag at or 612-767-6214

Please bring printed programs or other materials related to parish music events you have designed, led, or participated in. A display table will be available for the sharing of these items.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Turn Around and Believe in the Gospel

A Lenten Retreat with Rory Cooney

Saturday, February 21, 2015
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Concluding with Mass at noon

Rory Cooney is a liturgist, composer, musician, author, and presenter. His work is found in most Catholic hymnals and missalettes. The retreat and Mass will include his music.
Rory is the author of "Change Our Hearts," a book of daily meditations for Lent, based on the lectionary readings. 
A freewill offering will be taken at the retreat.

215 South 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Free parking in the Energy Ramp at 3rd Ave. and 9th St.) 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Warm-ups and Cool Treats


Teri Larson, presenter

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:30PM

Annunciation Church, 509 W 54th St, Minneapolis, MN Please RSVP by August 19 to Anne Susag at or (612) 767-6214

All choir directors and choral singers are always on the lookout for new ideas for choral warm-ups. With a fresh new season of choir ahead of us, Teri Larson, Director of Music at the Basilica of St. Mary, president-elect of the Choristers Guild, and NPM member will offer a participatory presentation on choral warm-ups. The night will conclude with evening prayer and a refreshing Sundae Bar. A freewill offering will be taken. Please RSVP your attendance as noted above to make sure we have enough handouts and ice cream.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sound for Worship - May 12

Join us for this highly-anticipated presentation!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lenten Retreat with Paul Inwood

NPM colleagues: Don't miss this opportunity to spend a morning with the fabulous Paul Inwood:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Don't miss the St. Cecilia Sing, Monday, Nov. 11

Don't miss the St. Cecilia Choir Festival!
Monday, Nov. 11, 7:30pm, at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale.

It’s a multicultural musical feast, featuring these choirs:

St. Ambrose, Woodbury
St. John Neumann, Eagan (Asian & Latino choirs)
St. Thomas Becket, Eagan (Choir & Handbells)
St. Peter, North St. Paul (Handbells)
St. Peter Claver, St. Paul (Cameroonian Choir)
Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale
Our Lady of Grace, Edina
Guardian Angels, Oakdale

Come to hear your fellow music ministers, and to sing and celebrate with them!