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Music in the Community

The Royal School of Church Music in America

Founded in England in 1927 by Sir Sydney Nicholson, the RSCM remains dedicated to the highest standards of music in the church. It has grown to become an international and ecumenical organization with more than 11,000 affiliates in North America, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and throughout Europe.

Two of the Main Offerings of the RSCM Are:

  • VOICE for LIFE, an acclaimed structured choral training guide
  • Annual week-long summer courses for choristers in various regional locations

The RSCM VOICE for LIFE Chorister Training Program is structured in four levels:  light blue, dark blue, red, and yellow. Each level represents successive, individual achievements in vocal skills, musical understanding (theory and sight-singing), knowledge of repertoire, liturgy, and special projects that help place the ministry of the choir in the broader context of worship life. Workbooks and cards with specific targets allow choristers to work through the four levels at an individual pace at the Chapel of the Cross, and to prepare for the RSCM bronze, silver, and gold award exams.

Join us for concerts and other musical events that feature members of our parish, the university, and wider community.