Alongside the RSCM’s permanent programmes of study such as Voice for Life and Church Music Skills, we run courses and day-events in the UK for singers, organists, instrumental leaders, clergy and lay ministers.

Courses for late 2016 and early 2017 are listed below. More will be added in due course, so do continue to visit this page for updates, or sign up to receive updates via our email newsletter.

The International Summer School was held in Liverpool on 8-14 August 2016, and welcomed musicians, singers, clergy and worship leaders from around the world. You can find full details here.

Also, 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.

How to apply

Application methods and Terms & Conditions are not the same for all courses. Please check details for each course carefully, including age restrictions and booking deadlines.

Early bird discounts

Discounts are available for early booking on some courses where you see this symbol:   EarlyBird


Bursaries are available for participants on some courses. Please apply by the booking deadline for each course. Two organ scholarships are also offered at the Summer Course for Young People.

Contact us

If you have any questions about RSCM courses and availability, or for help choosing the best course for you, please contact RSCM Education on +44 (0)1722 424843 or

Diary of nationally-organised courses in the UK in late 2016 and early 2017 (further courses will be listed here soon)

For singers For organists For worship leaders Congregational/
Singing Break for Adults (Salisbury)
7 – 9 October 2016
Church Organists’ Course (York)
18 – 20 October 2016
Strengthen for Service (Leeds)
7-9 February 2017
Lift up Your Voice / Lift up Your Voice Plus
Singing Break for Adults (Ashbourne)
14 – 16 October 2016
Survival Kit!
28 – 30 August 2017
Strengthen for Service (Mill House)
16-18 May 2017
Millennium Youth Choir (Bristol)
29 April 2017
  Strengthen for Service (Aylesford Priory)
 19-21 September 2017
Spring Course for Young People (Whitby)
30 May – 1 June 2017
Roman Catholic Choristers’ Course (London)
27 – 29 July 2017
Residentiary Choir  (Carlisle)
31 July – 6 August 2017
Cathedral Choral Course for boy and girl trebles (Lincoln)
14 – 20 August 2017
Millennium Youth Choir (Lincoln)
14 – 20 August 2017
Summer Course for Young People (Bath)
21 – 27 August 2017