Music for Children and Youth

Royal School of Church Music in America (RSCM)

All Saints is affiliated with RSCM.  

RSCM was founded in England in 1927 by Sir Sydney Nicholson, organist of Westminster Abbey. Originally called the School of English Church Music (SECM), the organization 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 operation of the college was suspended during World War II and reopened as the Royal School of Church Music in 1945 at Canterbury Cathedral. The College of St. Nicolas was closed in 1974. Thereafter, RSCM directed its focus to short courses and to developing “regional” affiliates worldwide run by voluntary committees.

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.

RSCM America offers:

Annual courses for choristers of all ages in various regional locations.

VOICE for LIFE, 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.

Preschool Music at All Saints Preschool

Music is provided daily in each classroom; however, the children go to a special music time once a week with Dr. Wright.

Our preschool music curriculum:

First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond – John M. Feierabend

Written by a national leader in early childhood music education, this creatively illustrated book contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including:
Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, Song Tales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more.

Repertoire based only on folk or traditional songs and rhymes, because of their natural melodic expressiveness and language flow, and for their texts filled with wonder.

Complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum.

Full coordination with high-quality recordings that contain all the rhymes and music from this book—perfect for parents to play at home or in the car.

Suggestions on setting up a class, preparing parents, record keeping, expanding your music program, and planning ahead.

A classical music component, perfect for movement and exploration.

Advanced research continually points to the importance of music in the lives of young children. You can further their musical growth with First Steps in Music!

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