King’s College Course


We are so sad to inform you that the decision has
been made to cancel our course planned for July of 2021.

We are so saddened to inform you that for the safety of all, we have decided to cancel this year’s in-person course due to the continued spread of COVID-19. We’ve made the difficult decision that, at this point, it continues to not be safe 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 course will not be rescheduled in 2021, but we hope to be back to an in-person course in 2022! Our exact dates have yet to be confirmed but we will send you those once they are established.

In lieu of our in-person course, the RSCMA will be offering a virtual course the weekend of July 15-18, 2021 for all nine summer training course locations. For a fee, adults and children who register will have access to wonderful musical opportunities and the opportunity to worship with the entire RSCMA community. In registering for this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

•Engage in seminars for organists, vocalists, adults, and children alike with world renowned musicians
•Participate in RSCMA’s virtual choir broadcast
•Engage with the RSCMA community through virtual social offerings

Please reach out to your Residential/Administrative Course Manager, Daley Whitaker, if you have any questions.

In the meantime, keep following our website, Facebook, and Instagram accounts for announcements. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Our wish is for you to be healthy and safe.


 

In normal circumstances when the course is happening, our course is the largest of its kind in North America, King’s College Course regularly attracts more than one hundred and fifty singers, ages ten and up, from across the United States and internationally. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral and King’s College of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, are the hosing sites of this summer training course sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music in America.

Dorm rooms, dining facilities, a chapel, and rehearsal spaces are provided by King’s College. Choral services and concerts are held at St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral.

Both choristers and adults enjoy a week of music-making, fun, prayer and fellowship in beautiful Wyoming Valley. Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Wilkes-Barre is an historic city on the east side of the Susquehanna River. King’s College is within walking distance of downtown shopping, movies, riverfront parks, and historic churches.