RSCM Carolina Course for Girls & Adults

Welcome to the Royal School of Church Music Carolina Course for Girls and Adults -- a week long summer course of sacred music.

The 2016 course dates are June 27th through July 3rd.

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RSCM Carolina Course News

2016 Music Director: Dr. Michael Velting

July 28, 2015

The RSCMA Carolina Course is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Velting as Music Director for the 2016 summer training course! Michael Velting is Canon for Music at Christ Church Cathedral, where he has been Organist and Choirmaster since 1994. Canon Velting serves as Principal Organist, Director of Cathedral Choirs and Administrator of the Music Program at the Cathedral. Prior to assuming this position he was Assistant Organist and Choirmaster of Washington National Cathedral and Adjunct Professor of Organ at The American University in Washington, D.C.


2015: Another Wonderful RSCM Course

July 26, 2015

Thanks to all the staff and participants of the 2015 RSCM Carolina Course! It is truly inspiring to spend a summer week in Raleigh, NC with all of you. A special thanks to the parents, churches, and musicians that teach and support these fine young women. The 20th RSCM Carolina Course has been the best yet! We will post the official course pictures on this website and on Facebook when we receive them.


Worship and Celebrate with Us

May 5, 2015

All are welcome to join the RSCM Carolina Course in worship and song as we all seek to perfect the praises offered by God’s people on earth. Also below are local points of interest and the locations of churches where we will worship. Services, Locations, and Times Sunday, July 19, 10:00 AM Choral Eucharist Chapel of the Cross 304 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC Sunday, July 19, 4:00 PM Festival Evensong St Michael’s Episcopal Church 1520 Canterbury Road Raleigh, NC Tuesday, July 14, 5:00 PM Evensong Saint Mary’s Chapel 900 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC Wednesday, July 15, 5:00 PM Evensong Saint Mary’s Chapel Thursday, July 16, 4:45 PM Evensong Saint Mary’s Chapel Friday, July 17, 5:10 PM Evensong Saint Mary’s Chapel Google Map Families, visitors, adult participants, and course staff may be interested in these restaurants and stores near by Saint Mary’s School.


2015 Course Organist: Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway

March 29, 2015

Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway Zach Fritsch-Hemenway is currently the Director of Music at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia PA, where he serves as Organist and leads an active and highly regarded choral program. Zach is also the founder of the Chestnut Hill Choir School, a developmental choral program for children at Saint Paul’s that not only teaches vocal technique and music theory, but also helps to underwrite private instrumental study. As an active recitalist, he has performed throughout the United States and in Europe.


2015 Carolina Course Organ Scholar

March 18, 2015

Congratulations to Richard Gray for being selected as the 2015 Organ Scholar. A native of Beaufort, SC, Richard is currently completing undergraduate studies as a student of Professor James David Christie at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. In the fall of 2012, he studied organ with Oberlin’s Distinguished Visiting Professor of Organ, Marie-Louise Langlais. Further studies have been at the McGill Summer Organ Academy with John Grew. An active recitalist, Richard has performed at notable venues including National City Christian Church in Washington, DC, Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, MD, and The Cathedral Church of St Luke and St Paul in Charleston, SC, where he was a featured artist in the L’Organo Series of the 2014 Piccolo Spoleto Festival.


2015 Course Director: Simon Lole

February 28, 2015

Simon Lole Simon Lole has spent a lifetime in music, starting as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. He received his musical training at the Guildhall School of Music and King’s College, London University. He spent many years as a professional church musician, culminating in positions as Director of Music at Sheffield and Salisbury Cathedrals and teaching at Jesus College, Cambridge. Since 2005, he has worked as a freelance musician…musical director, composer, arranger, conductor and organist, as well as record producer and workshop leader.


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