In these extraordinary times we are running a series of webinars covering a wide range of topics and led by experienced tutors. Webinars can be joined live, where you will be able to ask questions, comment etc, or you can watch the ‘complete’ webinar as a video. Recorded webinars can be bought and downloaded from our webshop: www.rscmshop.com. The links to specific, past webinars can be found at the bottom of this page.

Introduction
Webinars for Members
Webinars for Choir Trainers
Bronze, Silver and Gold Award Webinars
Webinar Samples
Past Webinars
FAQs

Summer 2021 Webinars

Webinar Title Description Live Date and Time Cost Link
Meet the New RSCM Awards Syllabus Ahead of its introduction in September, Adrian Lucas (RSCM Chief Examiner) will be introducing the new RSCM Awards syllabus for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. This free webinar will explore the different elements of the exam, focusing particularly on some of the new features, and offer advice for both choir trainers and candidates in preparing well and maximising the chance of success at each level. It will also introduce the training and practice resources available on Showbie, recently updated for the new syllabus. There will be an opportunity to ask any questions at the end of the session in a live Q&A.

Open to over 18s, and supervised under 18s (overs 18s must sign up and provide details, but may be supervising an under 18 who is also attending the session).
Saturday 7 August – 10am Free Click here to book
Sing My Soul: A webinar with the Director The second webinar in the launch of RSCM International Chorister Day. Thursday 8 July – 7pm Free for RSCM members Click here for more info
RSCM Annual Lecture The Inaugural RSCM Annual Lecture with The Right Reverend Dr David Stancliffe. Wednesday 14 July –
7pm
£5 Click here for more info

Webinars and Videos for RSCM Members

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Webinars for Choir Trainers

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Bronze, Silver and Gold Award Webinars

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Webinar Samples

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Past RSCM Webinars

You can buy specific webinars on our webshop at the links below or, alternatively, you can browse the full selection on our webshop at the following link: www.rscmshop.com/features/rscm-webinars

If you attended live, you are entitled to a free download. Please email education@rscm.com for further details.

Spring 2021 Webinars

 

Webinar Title Description Live Date and Time Cost Link
‘O may we soon again renew that song’: rebuilding church music in a post-pandemic world As we look towards life after the pandemic, join us for our next free webinar, in which four leading church music professionals reflect together on the challenges of the last year and share their hopes and visions for the future of this living tradition.

Panel: Canon Victoria Johnson (Precentor, York Minster), Sarah MacDonald (Composer; Director of Music, Selwyn College, Cambridge), Anna Lapwood (Director of Music, Pembroke College, Cambridge), Caroline Summers (Alto Lay Clerk, Derby Cathedral). Chaired by Hugh Morris, RSCM Director.

Please note that you must be over 18 to attend this webinar.

Monday 10 May – 2pm free View on our YouTube Channel
‘Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land’: resourcing Lent, Holy Week and Easter — Part 1 Lent, Holy Week and Easter are inevitably going to be different this year, as we continue to navigate our way through the pandemic, but there are many possibilities for marking the seasons creatively. Through two connected webinars, members of the RSCM Education Team will explore possible repertoire and resources for this important period in the church year.

The first webinar will look at Lent (including Mothering Sunday) and forward to Holy Week.

Panellists — Sal McDougall, Helen Bent, Rosemary Field, Adrian Lucas, and Miles Quick.

Please note that you must be over 18 to attend this webinar.

Wednesday 10 February — 6pm £5 The recording is now available on our webshop
‘Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land’: resourcing Lent, Holy Week and Easter — Part 2 The second webinar will look at Holy Week and onwards to Easter.

Panellists — Sal McDougall, Helen Bent, Rosemary Field, Adrian Lucas, and Miles Quick.

Please note that you must be over 18 to attend this webinar.

Wednesday 3 March — 6pm  £5

Autumn 2020 Webinars

Webinar Title Description Live Date and Time Cost Link
What are we going to do this Christmas? Members of the RSCM Education Team will consider possible musical strategies and choices for parish Christmas services in the light of current guidance, and what it might be by Christmas. Please join us to consider the possibilities and opportunities of the current situation.

Please note that you must be over 18 to attend this webinar.

Wednesday 14 October— 6pm £5 Click here to purchase the recording
Working with choirs in a socially-distant space With choirs and groups of singers able to meet once again, the coming months offer both challenges and opportunities. RSCM Director, Hugh Morris, and other panellists, will explore ways to help singers adjust to a different environment, by building confidence, and increasing self-reliance as we stand further apart and sing in smaller groups. We will also look at some ideas for repertoire which could work well in this context. Aimed at choir trainers, but also useful for singers.

Please note that you must be over 18 to attend this webinar.

Tuesday 27 October— 6pm £5 Click here to purchase the recording
Polish up your playing with transferrable skills using The Complete Church Organist: Organ Études Book One This session is aimed at those who are Grade 4 (piano) standard and above, and will explore the techniques and skills encountered in the new Complete Church Organist: Organ Études Book One. Best results will follow if you have a copy of the book (https://www.rscmshop.com/books/N1239/complete-church-organist-organ-%c3%89tudes-book-one), a piano or keyboard to hand (no pedals necessary), and a pencil.

No-one can hear or see you play. You can experiment, and ask written questions.

You must be over 18 to give your details and book a place for this webinar, but you may supervise an under 18 who is attending.

Monday 23 November — 6pm £5

Advice Webinars

Our first session covered topics for choir trainers, organists and music leaders on how to help your choir and musicians stay engaged and focused through this challenging time, with input from musicians who have already put strategies into practice.

Webinar Title Date Cost Link Webinar Notes Webinar Q&As
Webinar for Choir Trainers: RSCM resources for remote choir training Friday 27th March @ 10:00 £5 Click here to buy the webinar on our webshop
What next for the Ministry of Music in our Parishes and Dioceses? Joining up church, scientific and musical thinking Friday 22nd May @ 14:00 Free Click here to watch on YouTube Click here to read Click here to read

FAQs

Q.  How do I join a live webinar?

A. Our live webinars are hosted on Zoom, Click the link provided in the table, this will take you to register for the webinar. Once you have registered, Zoom will send you a link specific to you. Find and click the link shortly before the webinar is scheduled to take place.

Q.  How do I pay for the webinar?

A. Payment for the webinar is taken at registration. This can be found at the joining link given in the table above. Payment is handled by PayPal. You will need to do this before the start of the webinar so that you don't miss the beginning!

We currently can't accept payments for multiple webinars.