Jeffrey Tucker on the NaPalM convention:
"It seems that the authentic music of the Church that is intimately linked to the Mass itself is making a brief and hesitant appearance as part of a vast range of options, like one of a thousand side dishes in a massive all-you-can-eat buffet."
Yup - in other words, pretty like a cameo. Jeff's about got that right. Supposedly they do workshops on chant, but you hardly ever hear about it because they're buried behind cantor (read: arm flapping) and guitar workshops, as well as showcases by the publishers and composers of the "greatest hits" fare.
In fact, the NPM "Institutes" posted at this time at their site are:
"Choir Director Institute"
"Music with Children"
"Guitar and Ensemble"
No chant. No organ. And I shutter to picture their definition of "Pastoral". Considering I used to post on their message board (for about six years), I am NOT sold.