It includes a range of training materials, repertoire, courses and training choirs that will enable you to encourage and develop a singing culture in your church, school or the wider community.
The RSCM provides a system of awards assessed by formal examination: the Bronze (or Dean’s), Silver (or Bishop’s) and Gold awards.
Church Music Skills is a pioneering education programme designed to help practising church musicians to develop the skills and understanding that they need for their role, and to equip those who want to be able to lead music in worship.
The programme is based on distance learning, combining private study at home with practical experience in the student’s own church. It is designed for use by students studying alone or with a teacher, and may be complemented by optional attendance at RSCM workshops, masterclasses and short residential courses.
RSCM volunteers organise hundreds of events and courses around the UK and overseas every year. See what’s happening in the UK here. Singers may like to consider joining one of the RSCM choirs in the UK, which sing regularly in major venues. Courses are available in other parts of the world too – for more details go to the RSCM International websites.
Bursaries are available for participants on some courses.
Saturday Schools are the RSCM’s new initiative to take high quality training to small town and rural centres across the UK. Parallel sessions for choirs and choir trainers and instrumentalists and worship leaders run through the day, offering workshops led by skilled trainers, before coming together at the end of the day for an act of worship. Click here to find out more.
Stuck for ideas for anthems? Sunday by Sunday magazine has lists of suitable music for every Sunday and major festival of the Church Year.