RSCM Carolina Course for Girls & Adults

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

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RSCM Carolina Course News

2016 Organ Scholar

November 5, 2015

The Royal School of Church Music in America’s Carolina Summer Training Course is eager to receive applications for this year’s ORGAN SCHOLAR position. Held annually on the beautiful campus of Raleigh’s St. Mary’s School, this course is known for a high standard of musical excellence, organization, and gracious hospitality. The 2016 organ scholar will have daily access to organs by Richards, Fowkes, and Co., Brombaugh, Nichols & Simpson, Flentrop, and Aeolian.


2016 Conducting Scholar

November 5, 2015

The 2016 RSCM Carolina Course is pleased to offer another exciting initiative for a CONDUCTING SCHOLAR at this year’s course. Designed for an advanced conducting student or organist who wishes to hone his/her choral conducting skills, the Conducting Scholar will have several opportunities to lead rehearsals for course participants and possibly conduct a segment of repertoire presented during the closing services.


The Kerstetter Scholarship

September 21, 2015

Established in 2015, The Kerstetter Scholarship honors the extraordinary leadership and devotion of Kevin Kerstetter to the RSCMA Carolina Summer Training Course. This annual scholarship, given through the generosity of an anonymous donor, provides course tuition for a deserving chorister with a demonstrated need each year. 


2016 Organist: Colin Lynch

August 19, 2015

The RSCMA Carolina Course is pleased to welcome Colin Lynch as organist for the 2016 summer training course! First Prize Winner of the Fort Wayne Organ Competition, Colin Lynch has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and Cuba at the invitation of the Cuban government. A devoted church musician, Mr. Lynch has previously held positions at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, Christ & Holy Trinity Church in Westport, CT, Marquand Chapel of the Yale Divinity School, the Episcopal Church at Yale, and as Organ Scholar at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago.


2015: Another Wonderful RSCM Course

August 12, 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.


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.


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