Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gearing Up for NPM Convention

Tuesday greetings from an extremely busy music publishing house here in Illinois.

As most of you know, the annual convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians will be held next week in Washington, D.C. There is always a flurry of activity in the months leading up to the convention, but it is the last week that sees so much more activity and last minute preparations. Our staff and the clinicians we sponsor are all looking forward to the event, which for us begins on Monday morning with the set-up of our exhibit space at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, pictured here.

Then it is five days of music-making, exhibiting our resources and music, hosting various sponsored events, and general merriment. Frankly, it is one of the most exhilarating and exhausting weeks, all at the same time. As a publisher that is dedicated to serving the needs of the singing, praying, and initiating Church, it is so wonderful to have so many musicians in one place, musicians who are at the convention to hone their skills and discover new music and techniques for building up their ministry.

So, as the frenetic week continues here, our excitement here at WLP will continue to grow. We have an annual NPM Convention kick-off lunch for our staff here to send those of us who are going to the convention on our merry way and to celebrate the publishing achievements of the past year. That will take place on Friday; I will take some snapshots and share them with you then.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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