Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants who minister in Thy temple.
Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts,
and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
— Choristers' Prayer

At its founding in 1927, RSCM was organization that consisted of a training college for church musicians (called the College of St. Nicolas) and an association of affiliated churches committed to attaining high standards of musical performance.

The RSCM has grown to become an international and ecumenical organization, with more than 11,000 affiliates in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria and throughout Europe. 

RSCM America has more than 400 affiliates crossing denominational lines and the boundaries of nearly every state. RSCM America has its own board of directors supervising RSCM programs in the United States.


  • Annual courses for choristers of all ages in various regional locations
  • An acclaimed structured choral training guide that provides a framework for choral singers to develop their vocal skills, musical understanding, and knowledge of the repertoire
  • Access to RSCM America Affiliates, a pool of experienced musicians who offer assistance to choral directors and individual singers on a wide variety of subjects
  • A forum for enrichment and exchange of information and ideas among a group of highly qualified music directors