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)

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Welcome to the RSCM
an introduction by
Hugh Morris, RSCM Director

Latest News

RSCM Membership Conference – NEW!

We are very excited to announce that RSCM Members can now book their place online for our Membership Conference in March of next year. All the senior RSCM teaching staff will be present, as ... Read More.

New Head of Organ Studies

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Field as our new Head of Organ Studies from mid-January 2020. The Head of Organ Studies role was conceived in 2015 alongside ... Read More.

Exciting news! We have launched a new web-shop  

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Royal School of Church Music’s brand-new web-shop.  The web-shop address hasn't changed, it remains www.rscmshop.com. If you are having ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Come and Sing a Celebration for Candlemas

St James the Great, Flockton, West Yorkshire
Cost: No charge, retiring collection

Residentiary Choir (St Edmundsbury)

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Lift Up Your Voice (and your instrument!)

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road (next to the hospital), Stroud
Cost: £15.00