News And Upcoming Events

Greetings Oregon and SW Washington Pastoral Musicians,

Blessings to each of you as we begin the month of February. I hope this e-mail finds you doing well. In the February 2022 NPM Portland Oregon Chapter e-newsletter, please read more about 
  • Upcoming local Chapter Events in 2022
  • Community Events
  • National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) Membership
  • Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon Career/Job Opportunities
  • NPM Portland Oregon Chapter Core Team transitions and open positions
At the January Chapter meeting, your Core Team welcomed two new people. Tom La Voie who will serve as the Prayer Coordinator for a three-year term and Karl Rohde as the OCP Liaison.

The Chapter Core Team will meet on Thursday afternoon, March 3. See the ZOOM link link later in this e-newsletter. All are welcome to attend the meeting. Proposed Agenda: upcoming Chapter events and a potential application for online event registration and donations, and more.

As always, please contact myself or one of the NPM Portland Oregon Chapter Core Team (listed below) for ministry support, and your event ideas and topic suggestions.

Blessings to you and your parish music ministry.
Peace and Blessings,
Agnes Zueger
NPM Portland Oregon Chapter Director
503-639-4773 |

Your NPM (Portland) Oregon Chapter Executive Core Team: current positions and openings
Chapter Director: (open);  Agnes Zueger (current)
Recording Secretary: Michael Pace and Nichlas Schaal
Treasurer: Wendy Hein
Communications Coordinator (Website, Social Media and Technology): Ken Willett
Prayer Coordinator: Tom La Voie
Program Coordinator: Laurel Freeborg and Michael Prendergast
Membership Coordinator: George Arrigotti with Virgil Funk (current) president-emeritus of NPM
OCP Liaison: Karl Rohde
Cultural Outreach and Inclusivity Coordinator: Hector Mendoza
Newsletter Editor: (open); Agnes Zueger (current)


NPM Portland Oregon Chapter Events 2022
for skill building, prayer and reflection.

Do you have a topic of interest for a Chapter event? Please contact a member of the NPM Chapter Core Team with your suggestions.

Please extend an invitation to all of the pastoral musicians, clergy and parish staff in your parish to attend. All are welcome.

Thursday afternoon, March 3, 2022
NPM Portland Oregon Chapter Core Team Meeting
Date and Time: March 3, 2022 04:00 to 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Phone Dial-In Information
        +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) 
Meeting ID: 977 5208 1362
Password: 856345

Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2022 (new date) a Networking and Social event for all pastoral musicians. Time and location to be determined. Could you and your parish music ministry host this event?  

Saturday, April 30 2022 ‘in-person’ event with Janet Sullivan Whitaker 
Topic: to be announced.
Time and Location to be determined.
Janet would like to schedule at two to three concerts at different parishes during her visit to Portland. Would your parish like to host a concert? Please contact Agnes Z, Laurel R or Michael P at (the NPM Portland Oregon Chapter address). Learn more about Janet on the OCP website at

Community Events
Portland Symphonic Choir announces 
"Virtual Masterworks Series"  

February 6, 7:00 p.m. PDT
Carmina Burana
with David Xiques, Guest Conductor and
Assistant Conductor for the San Francisco Symphony Chorus

March 13, 7:00 p.m. PDT
Haydn's Creation
with Erin Freeman, a recent finalist
for Performance Today’s Classical Woman of the Year


NPM National Membership
Are you a member of NPM? The national NPM office is pleased to offer the opportunity for new members to join at the Basic Level  for $39.00 and receive 15 months of membership instead of the usual 12 months. This introductory offer translates to a 25% savings! Please know the Portland Oregon Chapter will still receive a 15% rebate on the full price of membership. (This offer will be available for a limited time only and all details will be communicated to recipients from the national office). Go to  to join or renew your membership with the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) at the Standard or Premium level. And, continue to support your local Chapter. Please know the Portland Oregon Chapter will receive a 15% rebate on the full price of membership.

Work Opportunities
... post your music ministry opportunity here ...
See the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon website for career/job opportunities: 

Submit future information for this newsletter by February 26 for the March 2022 e-newsletter. Thank you!
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FDLC: Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions
ACDA: American Choral Directors Association
NATS: National Association of Teachers of Singing
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