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                                     The Royal School of Church Music
Registered Charity No. 312828
Company Registration No. 00250031
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RSCM Bath Summer Course 2018. All rights reserved.
About the RSCM
The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) is an ecumenical Christian charity with education as its core purpose. Its mission is to encourage and inspire the good use of music, especially in Christian worship; the highest standards achievable in each individual church
or community; people of all ages, especially children and young people, to become involved in church music; a culture of learning through practice, experience and reflection, to develop both skills and understanding.
The RSCM is sustained by thousands of members, volunteers and donors worldwide. For information about membership benefits, email:
To make a charitable or legacy contribution, contact:, phone 01722 424848, or visit:
   Letter from the Deputy Director
These pages give you a flavour of the RSCM’s set-piece courses and programmes; in addition, there are hundreds of training events running locally across the UK, which are listed geographically on our website:
Whilst we are best-known for our choral training, we also offer suitable music for congregations, instrumental ensembles and informal singing-groups through the Lift up your Voice programme. Since 2015 we have also given acclaimed training to leaders both lay and ordained in the informed and intentional use of music within worship. Wherever you see Strengthen for Service or Inspiring Music in Worship, the RSCM is working to improve the selection, management and delivery of music within churches of many different traditions and resource-levels.
For adult students, 2019 offers the triennial Summer School, this time on a pilgrimage theme under the inspirational angel-roofs of East Anglia. Meet composers Cecilia McDowall and Joel Payne, sing alongside the RSCM’s flagship Millennium Youth Choir and enjoy many other wonderful opportunities — all from the comfort of a conference-base in the countryside. Three full scholarships are offered.
For young people we have the iconic Bath Course, loved by generations of choristers and hugely effective. New and significant for 2019: a teenage boys’ house for those finding their fledgling adult range, tutored expertly for all-round well-being at this critical stage. Shorter residential courses are also offered.
Our Regional Choirs are complemented by the Junior Millennium Youth Choir which trains to a high standard and joins them periodically for Cathedral visits. iMYC is the intermediate group leading to potential membership of MYC, whose programme majors on excellent standards of music in worship.
Cathedral organ scholars-elect have an induction course and we award two-year Pipeline scholarships for parish teenage pianists to learn the organ.
Rosemary Field, RSCM Deputy Director (Education and Voluntary Networks; Safeguarding), November 2018.

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