Royal School of Church Music in America Carolina Summer Choral Residency

The 27th annual Royal School of Church Music in America Carolina Summer Choral Residency will be held July 8 - 14, 2024 on the campus of Duke University. The Music Director is Nick Quardokus, Canon Organist and Director of Music at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, SC. We welcome James Kealey, Interim Director of Music/Organist of Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY as the organist. The chaplain for this year is Rev. Rita Powell, the Episcopal Chaplain at Harvard.

Course Staff

Nick Quardokus

Music Director
Nick Quardokus

James Kealey

Organist
James Kealey

Reverend Rita Powell

Chaplain
Reverend Rita Powell

Matthew Brown

Co-Manager
Matthew Brown

Mark Ardrey-Graves

Co-Manager
Mark Ardrey-Graves

Marilyn Neely

Registrar
Marilyn Neely

George Fergus

Treble Housemaster
George Fergus

Jeannie Kienzel

Treble Housemaster
Jeannie Kienzel

Brandon Straub

Treble Housemaster
Brandon Straub

Owen Reid

Treble Housemaster
Owen Reid

Deke Polifka

Adult Housemaster
Deke Polifka

Pam Hair

Head Proctor
Pam Hair

Homer Ferguson, III

Adult Proctor
Homer Ferguson, III

Registration Forms

Registration is now open! You may contact us with any questions you may have. Please remember that all participants and course staff must have all forms on file.

We encourage you to submit your registration forms electronically using Google Forms.

Register Online!

When registering electronically the following forms must also be completed and either mailed or sent via scan / photo to the registrar. When completed these forms contain signatures and safety information that is kept on file by the RSCM America.

Staff members are also required to register and submit these forms.

A $100 deposit is required with completed registration forms to reserve your place in this year’s RSCM Carolina Summer Choral Residency. Please see payment information below.

Paper forms which may be mailed to the registrar or scanned and emailed. These forms contain the all the necessary signatures and safety information. Use these forms when not registering online.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Make a Payment

The RSCM Carolina Summer Choral Residency is now accepting payments through PayPal which means that you can easily use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, or your Checking account for your course registration fees.

A $100 deposit and completed registration forms are required to reserve your spot. Registration fees do not include music. Click the below PayPal button to make a payment. PayPal will ask you for the specific amount you wish to pay. You may also use this page to make any additional payments or donations.

2024 Registration Fees
Deposit Only$100
Girl Participant$850 / $900 after April 1
Adult Participant$850 / $900 after April 1
Adult Day Participant$600 (includes meals) or $500 (no meals)
2024 Discounts
RSCM America Membership (Member number required)-$25

You may also pay by mailing a check to the course registrar. You can also send any questions you have by email or phone.

Music

Music for 2024 is listed below. It is available from Cliff Hill Music by emailing [email protected] or calling 800-819-8772. Remember that you are responsible for purchasing, obtaining, and practicing your music before you arrive at the choral residency.

  • Gerre Hancock, Missa Resurrectionis (Rite I)
  • Anthony Piccolo, O hear us, Lord (trebles only)
  • Ned Rorem, Praise the Lord, O my soul
  • Stephanie Martin, Ave verum corpus
  • David Conte, An Irish Blessing
  • Eleanor Daley, Come, renew us
  • Hubert Parry, Blest pair of sirens (SATB version)
  • Leo Sowerby, Evening Canticles in E minor
  • Margaret Burk, Preces & Responses

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