Choir directors, worship musicians, organists, Christian educators, artists, clergy, and lay people
For our first 50 years, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians has been your community of worship, music, colleagues, and resources – and we’re not about to stop now! It’s a different summer, but PAM will be right there. As we stand at the threshold of the next 50 years, and with trust in God “whom alone we worship and serve,” we are joyfully able to announce to you that we are adapting the 2020 Worship and Music Conference from an in-person event at Montreat Conference Center into a one-week, online conference, June 21 – 26.
PAM is not just for Presbyterians. Other denominations find our resources, conferences, and publications helpful in their service to God. Our members represent multiple denominations including Methodist, Baptist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, United Church of Christ, Unitarian, and Mennonite!
We know that everyone wants to be Montreat. We all do. Our prayer is live streaming from Montreat will allow for all of us to be virtually together at Montreat – for Morning Yoga at the lake, conversations at the Huck, Montreat Moments and Morning Prayer around the campus and Worship.
This is an opportunity for those who have not been able to attend in the past, and those of you who don't know about PAM, or about this annual event, to share in a week of Worship and Music.
We are grateful for you, and we are excited to bring you the best lemonade you’ve ever tasted out of all these lemons we’ve all been handed!
In the peace of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer,
The Presbyterian Association of Musicians
Here's How The Conference Will Work:
The conference website will take you to the conference’s daily streaming. Lots of offerings are live; all are recorded and available throughout the week and the next week. You won’t have to miss a thing!
This will be an interactive conference: you’ll be connected and participating.
Worship, Routley lectures, Bible classes, Art classes, Hymn Festival, Organ Recital – these familiar things and more are part of this online conference.
We have partnered with GNTV to produce the conference and to provide the best quality experience possible.
As many sessions as possible will be streamed live and recorded at Montreat Conference Center. We’ll do this if it is safe and within guidelines. 50 years of PAM has also been 50+ years at Montreat, and we’re still honoring our historical and financial partnership with them.
Schedule: Online, we want the conference to feel organic, energetic, and nourishing. Now that we are moving to an online format, our schedule looks a bit more like an issue of TV Guide – we will stream events live at scheduled times, but each day’s offerings will be available to viewing at any time you choose the very next day! You can check out our new, modified schedule at
Pre-Conference Training: We know that this online conference format might seem unfamiliar to some. We can help! PAM will provide pre-conference training before the conference. We’ll send an email in a few weeks allowing you to sign up if you would like.
In exchange for the PRC promoting PAM’s 2020 Virtual Worship & Music Conference, PAM will offer PRC subscribers/members the opportunity to register at the PAM member rate of $175.
When you register you need to select PAM Member at Registration Category on the first screen, then type in the code at the payment screen
Also churches in the following judicatories are considered to be members
Central Atlantic UCC Conference
Metropolitan New York Synod ELCA
New York UCC Conference
North Carolina Synod, ELCA
Northeastern Christian Church
Presbytery of Long Island
Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley
Southern New England Conference UCC
Registration Fees: Conference registration rates have been lowered significantly. The new rates are $175 for adults who are PAM members, $250 for non-members,
Registration is open through the start of the conference (June 21st).
It’s a digital conference, but we’ll have hard copies of the conference book, choral packets and hymns! Register by May 15th to guarantee receiving our mailing of hard copies of the conference book, choral packet, and hymn booklet, as well as a t-shirt if you ordered one.