The Royal School of Church Music

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) was founded in England in 1927 as a training college for church musicians and an association of affiliated churches committed to attaining high standards of musical performance. The RSCM has grown to become an international and ecumenical organization, with more than 11,000 affiliates in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, and throughout Europe. The RSCM has grown to become an international and ecumenical organization, with more than 11,000 affiliates in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, and throughout Europe.

St. John the Divine is hosting the 2022 Winter Festival January 15 – 16 featuring RSCM President Joseph Causby. Learn more and sign up here.

The RSCM Gulf Coast Course is one of 9 training courses in the US that take place during the summer. The Gulf Coast Course is for girls, ages 10 – 18. The Gulf Coast Course will be hosted by The Church of St. John the Divine and has been housed at both Rice University and the University of St. Thomas.

The RSCM Gulf Coast Course 2022 will be the week of June 13 culminating with the RSCM Gulf Coast Choir singing choral eucharist at the 11:15 am service on Sunday, June 19. The course will be led by the incomparable Bruce Neswick of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon.

Our own Anna Teagarden, associate director of music, SJD Choristers, is the manager of the Gulf Coast Courses.


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