Welcome to the website of the RSCM in France
the French area of the Royal School of Church Music
The Royal School of Church Music is an ecumenical Christian charity, whose core purpose is education. It was started in 1927 and has members all over the world.
Through its educational mission, the RSCM aims to encourage and inspire:
- good use of music, above all in Christian worship;
- the highest standards appropriate to each individual church and community, taking into account resources and circumstances;
- a culture of learning through practice, experience and reflection, leading to the development of both skills and understanding;
- individuals to engage in education and training in order to serve their church or community, and to fulfill the RSCM's mission at a local level.
In France we provide support to affiliated choirs, schools and organisations of all denominations and in all parts of the country, although non-affiliates are welcome at our events. A committee meets four times a year, and there are regular meetings with the RSCM in the UK.
We organise events such as singing and training days in different parts of France where we are invited, and have had an annual celebratory Choral Festival, directed by eminent church musicians, ever since 2015.
Some of the churches within our group are following the Voice for Life scheme. For the Bronze and Silver medals we can choose to follow the syllabus of RSCM UK or RSCM NW Europe. These are available to both junior and adult singers. Please see Voice for Life section on this website
Become a member
If you would like to become a member of RSCM France, either as an affiliated church or as an individual member, please use the Contact facilities on this website and we will send you the appropriate form. Membership fees are £71 per annum for affiliation and £56 per annum for individual membership. You will receive the informative and high quality magazine “Church Music Quarterly”, the invaluable “Sunday by Sunday” to help with choice of music for weekly worship, details of RSCM courses, events and publications, and a discount on purchases at the RSCM Online Shop.
You can discover more about the RSCM on their website: https://www.rscm.org.uk