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 Australia and NZ Summer School – Adelaide 2017

This Summer School will be held in Adelaide in 2017, Wednesday 4th to Wednesday 11th January 2017 under the theme “Kindle the flame of Pentecost”. An invitation is extended to choristers, organists and all who are interested in church music, from all denominations, to attend the Adelaide Summer School. More information and registration form

Waitomo caves

RSCM NZ and Australia Summer School – New Zealand 2018

NEW ZEALAND is the venue for the 2018 Australia and NZ Summer School (more information nearer the time). The picture shows NZ’s famous Waitomo Caves – a place to go as part of your visit to NZ to attend the Summer School. Notice the clusters of suspended bats – top left – and the stalactites.

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, 12 June, 2016

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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2017 Summer School

Lovely Adelaide, Australia, is where you need to go for the 2017 RSCM Australia and New Zealand combined Summer School. It is centred at Aquinas College together with other nearby venues for relevant activities. Please click (or copy and paste in your browser) the link for online registration: Or, if you prefer a hard copy PDF version for...

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BOP Music School

BOP Music School in Whakatane, 22nd to 24th April All details & enrolment forms are available at . The Choir Director is Chalium Poppy and the pieces being studied are: Handel             The King Shall Rejoice Purcell             Rejoice in the Lord Alway Palestrina        Sicut Cervus Charpentier     Tunc Respexit Jesus from “Le Rienement de Saint Pierre” Lauridsen        Agnus Dei/Lux Aeterna   from “Lux...

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Mid-winter in NZ - Music Sunday

On or about NZ mid-winter's day, RSCMNZ Branches join with the rest of the RSCM world-wide in observing this special event.
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For example, in 2016 on or about 12 June the RSCM in UK is hosting the Queen (RSCM Patron) for a celebratory...

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Early bird planning

A reminder to Members (and choristers generally). You are encouraged to start early bird planning for forthcoming Australia and New Zealand Summer Schools. Visit our Worldwide page for newsletters from 'cousins' around the world and particularly Australia Branch issues which refer to forthcoming summer schools. Proposed schedule includes Australia's Adelaide 2017, NSW 2018, Auckland NZ...

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A worthy Fellow

Paul Ellis (right) receives his Fellowship parchment (FRSCM) from RSCM Director, Andrew Reid, 15 April 2015 at St Michael and All Angels, Christchurch NZ. The presentation was made at the conclusion of an inspiring workshop for a church full of choristers and supporters.

The award valedictory, recited by Vicar, Andrew Starky, referred to Paul's over...

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RSCMNZ - national Facebook page

Affiliates, Individual Members, Friends and supporters as well as any visitors are welcome to the website of the Royal School of Church Music New Zealand Incorporated. From National Headquarters, and all our contributors, greetings.

In addition to the pages of this website, viewers may like to read our Facebook page. Please click (or copy...

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