The RSCM truly is the heart and home of church music, providing support, resources, and guidance for congregations of any denomination.
Over recent months the RSCM has gone through a period of change in terms of the structure and operation of its voluntary areas, as well as launching a new education plan designed to support and nurture congregations, choirs, clergy, and organists/directors of music more effectively. The RSCM believes in the need to support, nurture and train all those who are involved in the world of church music.
Effective music in worship, performed to a high standard, does not simply happen spontaneously: it requires effort and input. The RSCM is uniquely placed to guide and to provide the education required to meet these standards. We work with every age and stage, from children to experienced clergy and music leaders. We celebrate and uphold the traditions of choral and organ music, but we also engage with and support music of all styles and in all settings, from cathedrals to small parish churches.
The Scotland Area Team consists of volunteers, led by Matthew Beetschen (Master of the Music at Dunfermline Abbey) and includes a provincial representative from the SEC (The Revd Christoph Wutscher, Rector of Holy Trinity Stirling in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane). An ambitious programme of activity is planned for this year which will see the team bring the RSCM’s mission across Scotland. Please visit https://www.rscm.org.uk/areas/scotland-area-team/ for more details and to subscribe to our local newsletter.
The new RSCM Education Plan is an exciting programme developed by the RSCM which outlines their vision for the future and how they can support you specifically in your work (which includes helpful opportunities for further ministerial development). The RSCM is a Christian charity founded in 1927 on a bedrock of education who believes in the need to support, nurture and train all those who are involved in the world of church music. The RSCM is uniquely placed to guide and to provide the education required to meet these standards.
For more information about the work of the RSCM please contact the RSCM’s Scottish Regional Manager, Ian Munro, at email@example.com or on 07821 125548 or the SEC Provincial Representative Christoph Wutscher on firstname.lastname@example.org. They would be delighted to have a chat.