It's on! Join us June 27-July 3, 2022 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland – registration is open now!
In accordance with RSCM America policy, all staff and participants must be fully vaccinated (to the extent allowed in their age group). Participants must present a negative test result at check-in, and masking will be required; specific testing & masking guidelines will be communicated to registrants in May.
Due to the unpredictability of the pandemic, protocols may change as we approach the course dates. Any changes will be communicated by email as soon as they are put into place.
ABOUT THE COURSE
RSCM Pacific NW is open to boys & girls of all levels, rising 4th grade to college freshmen – and adult participants!
We enjoy daily rehearsals & services, group discussions, electives & activities for choristers & adults (including a continuing education track for adults!) – and plenty of fun & relaxation in beautiful Portland, OR. Join us!
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
Choral Introit: The Chorister's Prayer - Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Preces and Responses - Maxine Thevenot (Paraclete Press)
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (St. Alban's Service) - Cecilia McDowall
Anthem: A Song of Wisdom - C. V. Stanford
Choral Introit: Peace I leave with you - Amy Beach
Spiral Mass (2014) - Nico Muhly
Psalm 30 set by John Edward Cantrell (from St. Michael's Psalter)
Offertory Anthem: Wade in the Water (Spiritual, arr. Rollo Dilworth)
Ave verum corpus - Mary Lynn Place Badarak
There is a Land of Pure Delight - Grayston Ives
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. For 2022, please plan to order on or after April 25.
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.
Registrations by March 31:
Residential youth & adults - $670
Commuter (PDX-area adults only) - $470
Registrations on or after April 1:
Residential youth & adults - $695
Commuter (PDX-area adults only) - $495
50% refunds after May 1 - No refunds after June 1
RSCM Affiliates receive a $25 discount on all registrations.
PAY BY CARD (3.5% processing fee)
PAY BY CHECK
Checks should be made out to RSCM Pacific Northwest & mailed to:
RSCM Pacific Northwest / 147 NW 19th Ave. / Portland, OR 97209
A DAY IN THE LIFE
We welcome people of all/no faith traditions, but elements of traditional Episcopal worship are a part of the course.
Chorister Fun Time/
Adult Activities & Seminars
Bedtime for younger choristers
Bedtime for older
ARRIVAL: Monday 6/27
Lewis & Clark College
DEPARTURE: Sunday 7/3
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Please plan to arrive on campus between 1:00 & 4:00 pm on Monday, June 27.
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 for arriving youth 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 Monday 6/13 at latest if you require a shuttle to campus (youth only).
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, June 27. Choristers will only be released to authorized adults.