PSALLAM! RSCM America News & Info
August 2012
Do you believe?

Do you believe in RSCM America's work and what it stands for?

The energy, excitement, and passion for what RSCM America does, and for the principles upon which it operates, were palpable at the recent combined meeting of the Board of Directors and Training Courses Committee in New York. All of the people that were there are eager to get the word out about RSCM America and what it offers!


Are you?


"Gloves off" time -- If we as a collective body of 583 members want our organization to grow, prosper, and have an even greater influence in the world of church music, it's time for each and every member to get up from that desk and do something!


Call that friend or colleague in your local AGO chapter, the church down the street, or the closest church in your denomination; take them to lunch, invite them over to your church, tell them about RSCM America and sign up a new Affiliate! ...or remind a lapsed member about what they are missing, and encourage them to rejoin!
The nine Board members and nine Course Managers cannot do this by themselves!
We need you!

Below are links to three presentations given over the summer; two that directly talk about RSCM America, and one that refers to the organization. I hope they inspire you to get out there and sign up a new or renewing member!


The first is a presentation that I gave at the 2012 Anglican Association of Musicians (AAM) Conference in Philadelphia in June.


The second occurred literally three hours later at the after-dinner opening address given by the featured speaker at the AAM Conference, The Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts, Professor of Church Music at Virginia Theological Seminary. What a surprise this was to those RSCM America members in attendance--such a rousing endorsement of the organization!


The third presentation was also given by me in a short address describing the organization to the assembled participants at the King's College Course in July. My intent was to highlight some possible responses if someone were to ask, "So, what is this RSCM thing you are involved with?"


Soli Deo Gloria,

Andrew's signature
Andrew Walker
President, RSCM America


Psallam Spiritu et Mente!
RSCM America promotes excellence in church music practice and choral singing, is part of the worldwide network of The Royal School of Church Music, and works in collaboration with Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
Announcing the 2013 Training Courses!
2012 Carolina Course  
Tentative details for the 2013 Training Courses are now available on the RSCM America website! Check out the proposed dates, locations, Music Directors and Organists, and start planning ahead for next summer! Be sure to check back soon for updated and/or confirmed information.
Revised VOICE for LIFE Workbooks
  VOICE for LIFE logo  
Newly revised and updated editions of the White and Light Blue level workbooks, featuring American musical terminology, are now available from our U.S. suppliers! The Dark Blue, Red, and Yellow workbooks are currently undergoing revision, along with the Choir Trainer's Book. Stay tuned for updates about when each new publication will be released!

Labor Day Holiday
  The RSCM America Office will be closed for an extended Labor Day Holiday from Wednesday, August 29 through Monday, September 3. Kevin Radtke will be checking e-mails and voice mails during that time, but may not be able to respond with his usual alacrity! The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 4 with normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.)

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