The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) enables the flourishing of church music. We encourage and resource churches, musicians, and church communities of all kinds to ensure they have access to relevant support, training, and education resources to sustain them in the present. And we work to inspire the church musicians of the future.

Across the UK, Ireland, and worldwide, our network of thousands of affiliated churches, schools, and other institutions, together with thousands more individual members, supporters, and volunteers, help us achieve our vision of bringing people closer to God through music.

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Psallam spiritu et mente
I will sing with the spirit and with the understanding also
(1 Corinthians 14:15)

Latest News

RSCM Scottish Voices at the Cathedral of the Isles

The RSCM Voices Choirs sing in churches and cathedrals right across the country, though they rarely take a ferry to get there!  Scottish Voices, one of RSCM’s Voices Choirs, recently ... Read More.

RSCM Music Sunday

Thank you to all the churches that acknowledged Music Sunday in some way this year. It is always so interesting to hear how different churches choose to participate. Our focus on hymns this ... Read More.

Music Sunday this Weekend

We are wishing all churches well as they celebrate RSCM Music Sunday this weekend. Many are choosing to focus on hymns, with some using the special pack/and or the results of the poll to ... Read More.

Laudemus! Competition Winners Announced

Laudemus!, an adult SATB choir and charity which meets annually to sing Choral Evensong in churches throughout Dorset, has recently announced the winners of its composition competition for ... Read More.

Golden Celebration in St Paul’s

14 RSCM Gold Award candidates received their certificates as part of an RSCM Festival Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 18th May. They added their voices to a massed choir of ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

VfL Award Examinations

Wakefield Cathedral, Northgate, Wakefield
Cost: Bronze £39, Silver £51, Gold £95

VfL Award Examinations

Wakefield Cathedral, Northgate, Wakefield
Cost: Bronze £39, Silver £51, Gold £95

Stanford Singing Break – Stanford 100

Queens' College Cambridge
Cost: £495 (£420) or £295 (£195) – See booking page for more details

Illustrated Organ Recital – Stanford 100 – Dr Anthony Gritten

Queens’ College, Cambridge
Cost: £10

Lecture – Stanford 100 – Professor Jeremy Dibble

Queens’ College, Cambridge
Cost: £15


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