The Royal School of Church Music supports a world-wide network of 8,500 churches, schools and individuals. We are committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship – whatever the resources, whatever the styles. Through education, training, publications, advice and encouragement, we aim to support church music today and to invest in church music for the future.


RSCM NZ and Australia Winter School – Sydney July 2019

SYDNEY is the venue for the 2019 Australia and NZ Winter School. Running from 6 to 14 July – a winter school instead of a summer one…that will beat Sydney’s heat! Start preparing! Full information coming!

A core RSCM educational programme to support and promote singing in churches, schools and other communities. More information
RSCM Music Direct

Order all your music and choir training supplies online from the RSCM Online Shop.

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Sunday, 10 June, 2018

An education programme designed to help practising church musicians to develop the skills they need for the role. More information
Sunday by Sunday

 An essential week-by-week church music guide for every Sunday and major festival of the Church’s year. More information

Foundation Degree  in Church Music

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Obituary: Nigel Werry NZ

It is with sadness we learn that Nigel Werry of Wellington NZ has passed away early May 2018. He served as NZ Secretary for RSCM for numerous years during the 20th Century.
He will be remembered by many senior members as the brilliant organiser of annual Summer Choir Schools. He was also custodian of the RSCM...

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RSCMNZ National Council AGM

President Paul Ellis has called Councillors to the RSCMNZ National Council 2018 AGM (to be held by teleconference) starting 7.30 am Saturday 19 May. Reports from the five branches will cover respective activities for the 2017/18 year. He is pictured at the organ of St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Christchurch, during a Music Sunday celebration.

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Billions of Christians can celebrate

On or about 10 June 2018 over 8,500 Christian church entities involving up to 2.3 Billion members have the opportunity to celebrate Music Sunday.
This is one of the thousands of choral and educational events conducted each year worldwide (UK, America, Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa etc.) by the Royal School of Church Music...

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Music Sunday 2018

Music Sunday is a highlight of RSCM annual events held throughout the world about mid-year. Winter for the Southern Hemisphere and Summer for the Northern. NZ likewise observes this special occasion marking the partnership of Clergy, Laity and Musicians with a sing fest or similar activities at its Branches.
Contact your local Branch for events and...

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Easter simultaneously joyful and then a touch of sadness

Family talents and these of dear friends contributed in Christchurch, Auckland, UK and elsewhere to Easter 2018 events. Christchurch's Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) Choir and Orchestra observed Easter 2018 with numerous events. On Good Friday 30 March 8.00pm they presented St John Passion...

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RSCM CMQ now digital

Many members will be delighted to know that from the March 2018 issue onwards, CMQ will be available on-line (some earlier issues may also become available if not already there). No worry about hard copy versions; these can still be received by snail mail.

RSCM HQ UK has just published the story reproduced below.

"RSCM Goes...

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