ABOUT THE COURSE
RSCM Pacific NW is open to boys & girls of all levels, rising 4th grade to college freshman, and adult participants!
We enjoy several daily rehearsals together, as well as group discussions & activities for both choristers & adults and plenty of time for fun, relaxation, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Join us!
For the safety of everyone, RSCM America has canceled all of this year's in-person courses due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty about vaccine timelines.
As far as we know, it will likely be unsafe to bring in so many people, of many ages, from many places around the country - even if the best-case scenario for the vaccine timeline plays out. The in-person courses will not be rescheduled in 2021, but we hope to be back to an in-person course in 2022! We plan to be in Portland from June 27-July 3, 2022, and we hope you'll mark your calendars. How wonderful it will be to sing together once again after so long apart!
And in lieu of our in-person course, this summer, RSCM America will be offering a virtual course the weekend of July 15-18, 2021, for all participants of any & all RSCM summer courses - or for newcomers! Learn more about the Virtual National Course by clicking the image to the left, or visit rscmamerica.org.
All experience levels and members of all faith traditions (or lack thereof!)
are warmly welcome!
48 youth (rising 4th-college freshman)
20 adult participants
3 organ scholars (age 18-25)
Maxine Thevenot, Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque
Edmund Connolly, Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon
The Lord is my Light- Peter Hallock
Preces & Responses in Ab - Maxine Thevenot
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in Eb - Herbert Brewer
The Spirit of the Lord from The Apostles - Edward Elgar
The Tree of Peace - Judith Weir
Deep peace - Andrew Carter
A Canterbury Mass - Cecilia McDowall (no Credo)
Love bade me welcome - Judith Weir
Ave verum corpus - Mary Lynn Place Badarak
Music packets should be ordered well in advance from Cliff Hill Music, by calling 800-819-8772 or emailing and requesting the music packet for RSCM Pacific NW.
All choristers are expected to order their own music packet, allowing for ample shipping time. Music should be hole punched and stored in a 1" black 3-ring binder clearly labelled with the chorister's name.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Chorister Fun Time/
Adult Activities & Seminars
We welcome people of all/no faith traditions, but elements of traditional Episcopal worship are a part of the course.
Bedtime for younger choristers
Bedtime for older
ARRIVAL: Monday 7/5
Lewis & Clark College
DEPARTURE: Sunday 7/11
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Please plan to arrive on campus between 1:00 & 4:00 pm on Monday, July 5.
This means flights into PDX International Airport should arrive no later than 3:00 pm, if possible.
Shuttles to campus from the airport will be available between 12:00-5:00 pm. Participants are responsible for making their way to campus individually if their flights arrive outside this time frame (parents of unaccompanied minors, please contact Arwen for accommodations).
Please submit the form below by June 15 at latest if you require a shuttle to campus.
Check back soon for more information about check-in location & procedures.
Check-out on Sunday will take place immediately following the 10:00 am morning service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Portland. Shuttles will *not* be available to the airport on Sunday; participants are encouraged to take the red line from the Providence Park MAX station (5 minute walk from the cathedral). Unaccompanied youth participants will be assigned adults to chaperone; please let us know if your child will require a chaperone to/at the airport.
Please submit the names of any adults who are authorized to pick up your child prior to the start of camp on Monday, July 5. Choristers will only be released to authorized adults.