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

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.

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.

2014: Another Fantastic Course

July 21, 2014

Thanks to all the staff and participants of the 2014 RSCM Carolina Course! A special thanks to the parents, churches, and musicians that teach and support these fine young women in their lives and music making. Below you’ll find the 2014 official course pictures. Also, please fill out the course evaluation. You’ll find the password on page 12 of your folder. (Or please email us.) CDs of the Eucharist and Evensong on Sunday, July 13th can be ordered by mailing in the following document with payment: 2014 CD Order Form (PDF) We look forward to seeing everyone July 13th – 19th, 2015!

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