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 Summer School – Auckland 2018

AUCKLAND, City of Sails, is the venue for the 2018 Australia and NZ Summer School (more information coming soon). The picture shows Auckland’s famous Sky Tower dominated the city – a place to go as part of your visit to NZ to attend the Summer School.

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, 17 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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BENEMERENTI MEDAL for Sr Colleen Morey

BENEMERENTI MEDAL Awarded for services to music Congratulations, too, to Sr Colleen Morey for the award of the Benemerenti (‘To the well-deserving’) Medal for services to music. Originally a medal for soldiers in the Papal Army, it was broadened to be awarded by the Pope as a mark of significant service to the church in any field...

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CERTIFICATES OF SPECIAL SERVICE Awarded for significant administrative work as a voluntary officer or member  of staff within the RSCM; or an award for a significant contribution to church music and/or liturgy at a local level:  Rhonda Gibbison has been a member of the RSCM New Zealand Waikato Branch for decades. An enthusiastic supporter of young...

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ASSOCIATE AWARD for Rachael Griffiths-Hughes

ASSOCIATES OF THE RSCM (ARSCM) Awarded for achievements in church music and/or liturgy of national significance, or for important musical and/or liturgical work within the RSCM: Rachael Griffiths-Hughes is Director of Music at the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter, Hamilton, NZ. Her workshops, master classes and conducting of many choirs, including for RSCM New Zealand, have...

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Value of Summer Schools reaffirmed

Meg Matthews attended the recent combined Australia NZ Summer School Adelaide. Read her comments.

> The city of Adelaide hosts the RSCM Summer School 2017

> > January is not really the best month for a Summer School in Adelaide but our hosts did their utmost to make this Summer School interesting, challenging and cool wherever possible. Apart...

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About RSCM Summer Schools

RSCM Summer Schools are corner stones of the work of this world-wide charity. They are held from anywhere in the UK, Canada, USA, South Africa and of particular interest to antipodean members as combined schools based in either Australia or New Zealand. The most recent of these was held at the beginning of 2017 in...

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Think ahead to RSCMNZ Summer School 2018

Now is the time to begin thinking about and preparing for participation in the forthcoming RSCMNZ combined Australia and NZ Summer School 2018.

Dates; 9th -16th January 2018.

Course Director is Andrew Lumsden, Organist & Master of the Choristers, Winchester Cathedral, UK, ably supported by renowned...

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