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 2015 course dates are July 13th through July 19th.

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RSCM Carolina Course News

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.


2015 RSCM Carolina Course Accepting Applications

January 9, 2015

The 2015 RSCM Carolina Course is now open for applications for girls and adults! This year’s course will be held July 13 – 19 at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. This year marks the 20th annual RSCM Carolina Course! Our music director will be Simon Lole who originally directed this course 20 years ago. Course organist will be Zachary Hemenway. You can find all of your forms and pricing information on our Registration Information page.


2015 RSCM Carolina Course Organ Scholar Position

September 21, 2014

Dear Colleagues, The Royal School of Church Music in America’s Carolina Summer Training Course will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Raleigh, North Carolina July 13-19, 2015. 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. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Simon Lole ( from the United Kingdom as this year’s music director. The course is currently seeking applications for one organ scholar between age 18 and 25.


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