Your tax deductible donation to the RSCM Carolina Course helps provide quality music education and brings sacred music to the Triangle.
We are now taking orders for the 2013 CD recording! The recording includes Eucharist at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Evensong at Duke Chapel on July 14th. Please download the PDF Order Form and send that in with your check before September 15, 2013.
We’ve been getting lots of questions about the CD recordings for the 2013 closing services. We are excited about getting the first edits of the recording too!
Once we have the CD ordering information we will send out an email to all participants and staff. You will be the first to know!
Thanks to all participants, parents, staff members, musicians, and all who supported and made the 2013 RSCM Carolina Course a truly wonderful success! Our documentary film project is off to a fantastic start and the whole community of Raleigh is a buzz with the music offered at the closing services Sunday.
Please take a moment to fill out the course evaluation. You can find the password in your 2013 course binder on page 13.
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Make your plans now for 2014! The course dates are July 7 through 13, 2014. Joining us for our 19th year will be music director Malcolm Archer and organist Edie Johnson!
Stephen Gourley, a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the North Carolina School of the Arts. His teachers have included Jesse Eschbach, Jack Mitchener, Erica Johnson, Christoph Hammer, Antoinette Anglin and Dianne Finan. While at North Texas, Stephen held a teaching assistantship in the choral department and served as accompanist for Chamber Choir and Concert Choir. In 2010 Stephen was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society. Recently, Stephen was selected as Organ Scholar for the Royal School of Church Music Carolina Course, which takes place in July 2013.
Stephen has played in master-classes for world-famous artists such as Olivier Latry, Richard Elliott, Todd Wilson, Jonathan Biggers and Carole Terry. He has served as organist and accompanist for various workshops and services for the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts and the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has also played programs for several chapters of the American Guild of Organists in North Carolina. While in North Carolina, he frequently performed on the historic David Tannenburg organ at the Old Salem Visitor’s Center in Winston-Salem. The son of a church musician, Stephen has been playing for churches since the age of 14.
Stephen is currently Organist/Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Lewisville, TX where he oversees all aspects of the music program, including conducting the Adult Choir and Chamber Singers, and serving as principal organist for all worship services, totaling about 130 services yearly. In 2011, he composed the Annunciation Mass, a new setting of the Rite II text, in celebration of Annunciation’s 50th anniversary.
Recent and upcoming engagements include concerts with the Lewisville Civic Chorale (TX), a performance of Giovanni Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and duo programs with professional baritone Timothy Bergan in Texas and trumpeter Alex Rodiek in North Carolina.
- The Office of the Holy Communion (Collegium Regale), Herbert Howells
- The Lord is my Shepherd, Lennox Berkeley
- Ave verum corpus, William Byrd (ATB only)
- Ex ore innocentium, John Ireland (Trebles only)
- Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
- Preces and Responses, William Smith
- Te Deum (Collegium Regale), Herbert Howells
We are excited to announce that the 2013 Carolina Course is now filled to capacity!! We do have a few spaces left for adult day participants.
If you are still looking for a course to attend this year please visit
Music for this year’s course will be posted shortly. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!
Renowned for his fine musicianship, David Hill is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. His talent has been recognised by his appointments as Chief Conductor of The BBC Singers, Musical Director of The Bach Choir, Music Director of Southern Sinfonia, Music Director of Leeds Philharmonic Society and Associate Guest conductor of The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Southampton in 2002 in recognition of his Services to Music.
Born in Carlisle in 1957 and educated at Chetham’s School of Music, where he is now a Govenor, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the tender age of 17. He took an organ scholarship to St John’s College, Cambridge under the direction of Dr George Guest and returned to the college as Director of Music from 2003-2007. David Hill’s previous posts have included Master of the Music at Winchester Cathedral (1987-2002), Music Director of The Waynflete Singers (1987- 2002) Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, Musical Director of the Alexandra Choir (1980- 87) and Associate Conductor and then Artistic Director of the Philharmonia Chorus (1986-1997). He is in great demand for choral training workshops worldwide and his handbook on the subject Giving Voice was published in 1995. He is a choral advisor to music publishers Novello, for whom he has edited a number of publications. As an organist, David Hill has given recitals in most of the major venues in the UK and has toured extensively abroad.
David Hill’s broad-ranging discography of over 70 recordings, including many award-winners, can be found on the for Decca/Argo, Hyperion, Naxos and Virgin Classics labels. The discs span repertoire from the renaissance to the present day. With The Bach Choir David Hill has contributed to the film sound tracks of Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia and Shrek the Third. He is engaged in a series of recordings of major English choral composers with The Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for Naxos.
David Hill has appeared as guest conductor with the London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sinfonia 21, the Northern Sinfonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, The Minnesota Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg as well as the Netherlands Radio Choir and RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin. His commitment to new music has led to his conducting first performances of works by Judith Bingham, Carl Rütti, Francis Pott, Patrick Gowers, Jonathan Harvey, Philip Moore and Naji Hakim, Sir John Tavener and Philip Wilby amongst others.
David Arcus is Chapel Organist and Associate University Organist at Duke University, where he participates in nearly 200 services and events annually. He holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the School of Music at Yale University, where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He has received awards in composition and improvisation competitions, and he is in demand as a solo recitalist, having performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Great Britain. He has also toured with the Duke Chapel Choir in Great Britain, Poland, The Czech Republic, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and China, and he has appeared as organist with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. He has served on the faculties of St. Mary’s School, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Arcus’ recitals have included premieres of new works by well known composers such as Aaron Jay Kernis and Dan Locklair. He is frequently commissioned to write new works for organ and choir, and he is also active as clinician, teacher/lecturer, and conductor. In the summer of 2013 he will serve as Course Organist for the Royal School of Church Music Carolinas Course and present a workshop on improvisation at the Southeast Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists. His compositions are published by Concordia, Hinshaw, and Wayne Leupold Editions. His CD, The Organs of Duke Chapel, is on the Gothic label.
RSCM Carolina Course
for Girls, Teen Girls & Adults
July 8-14, 2013
David Hill, Music Director
David Arcus, Organist
Closing services in Duke University Chapel & St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Raleigh.
In residence on the historic campus of Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC, the Carolina Course features outstanding choral repertoire, a marvelous music staff, and thrilling closing service venues, offering an unforgettable week of singing, worship, education, and fun.
David Hill, Director of the London Bach Choir and the BBC Singers, will offer his superb music leadership.
The 2013 Carolina Course will be the subject of a documentary film about RSCM training courses. See http://www.facebook.com/RscmCarolinaCourseDocumentary
- 40 girls age 10 – 18
- 25 adults
- 1 organ scholar
- $540 for registrations received by April 1, 2013
- $565 for registrations received after April 1, 2013
- $395 for commuting adults
- RSCM individual members receive a $25 discount
Registration information and forms can be found on our Registration, Fees, and Forms page.
Contact Marilyn Neely, Registrar: 910.690.9236 or email@example.com
Kevin Kerstetter Course Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Royal School of Church Music in America Website, for information about all of the marvelous summer Training Courses: www.rscmamerica.org