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

News from the other side of the world

RSCM’s Director, Hugh Morris, has spent the last 12 days travelling across New Zealand, on an official visit to one of RSCM’s five International Partners. A packed itinerary has ... Read More.

Stanford Centenary

2024 marks the centenary of the death of the great choral composer Charles Villiers Stanford. The RSCM has embarked on a year long celebration of his work, combining new editions and ... Read More.

Emerging Leaders – an opportunity for aspiring choir trainers!

Applications are now open for our Emerging Leaders programme for aspiring choral directors. We’ve expanded the programme this year to include online discussions and seminars on a variety ... Read More.

Could you lead the RSCM into its next century?

The RSCM is seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead its Council of Trustees and drive the next phase of our development. We welcome applications from the widest range of backgrounds to ... Read More.

Welcome to our new Courses and Choirs Administrator!

Welcome to Joshua Hutchinson, our new Courses and Choirs Administrator. Josh first started singing in a church choir at the age of 6. Upon moving to Bristol to study music at university ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Come and Sing ‘The Crucifixion’ by John Stainer

St Barnabas Church, Cardigan Street, Jericho, Oxford
Cost: Free

St Albans Cathedral Choir Concert at St Mary’s, Woburn

St Mary's Church, Park Street, Woburn
Cost: £10

Member Event – CCTV Cameras and Streaming Church Services

Cost: Free for Members | £10 for Non-Members

Young Voices Festival – London area and beyond

St Mary-at-Finchley Parish Church, 26 Hendon Lane, London
Cost: £8

VfL Award Examinations ** FULLY BOOKED **

Newport Cathedral
Cost: Bronze £39, Silver £51, Gold £95


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