This podcast features the Foundation Degree in Church Music (FDCM) run jointly by the RSCM and Canterbury Christ Church University. Launched in 2011, it is intended for church musicians of all ages from organ and choral scholars and church organists and choir directors, to instrumentalists and music-group leaders.
As you’ll hear, much of the work is centred on the student’s own church, with the course material delivered online. There are also three residential study schools in each academic year, and it was at one of these that this podcast was recorded.
You’ll hear Chris Price (the Course Director at CCCU), Huw Morgan (the RSCM’s Mentor Placement Coordinator), Christopher Gower (CCCU course tutor) as well as a range of students from contrasting musical backgrounds. Chris Price’s interview in its entirety can also be downloaded separately.
Music heard during this podcast is as follows:
At the round earth’s imagined corners by Malcolm Archer, sung by the Convivium Singers directed by Neil Ferris.
Wa wa wa Emimimo from Ghana, sung by the Bishop’s Singers directed by Ian Wicks.
Both the above pieces are published by the RSCM and can be ordered online.
Like as the hart by Vincent Novello – recorded during rehearsal by FDCM students at a Residential Study School in the Chapel at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Thise podcast was produced for the RSCM by Stuart Robinson