The Royal School of Church Music is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship. We are an open, lifelong learning organisation, offering face-to-face and distance education and training through its programmes, published resources, courses and activities.
The RSCM supports a world-wide membership of churches, schools and individuals, and is sustained by thousands of donors and volunteers worldwide. Founded by Sir Sydney Nicholson in 1927, the RSCM’s original emphases were English and choral. Now, in a diverse international context, the RSCM’s work is far broader and more varied, and we aim to make all our work ecumenical in purpose, nature and content.
Psallam spiritu et mente
I will sing with the spirit and with the understanding also
(1 Corinthians 14:15)
Inspiring Music in Worship – An Ideal Course For Lent
Did you know that we publish this wonderful tool, "Inspiring Music in Worship" which encourages parishes to make the best use of even very limited resources? Guided conversations foster ... Read More.
Welcome Catherine, Our New Volunteer Team Leader (Region One)
We are delighted to welcome Catherine Chapman to the RSCM as our new Volunteer Team Leader for Region One. Catherine is currently a freelance teaching musician, having recently been Head ... Read More.
RSCM Festival Service Book – Where shall wisdom be found?
The annual RSCM Festival Service Book for 2019 is the first major collaboration between the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and Sarum College, which houses the RSCM’s Administrative ... Read More.