Awards Programme

Candidates receiving their awards at St Paul's CathedralIn order to support the choir trainer and affirm the levels achieved within the choir while working on the Voice for Life training scheme, the RSCM provides a parallel system of awards designed to be assessed through a formal examination: these are called the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. (In our London RSCM Area, the Bronze and Silver Awards are called Dean’s and Bishop’s Awards.)

Each award has its own syllabus and regulations. These come complete with guidelines to fully prepare the candidate and the choir trainer for the standard expected during the examination.

As part of your preparation for an award you need to attend at least one RSCM event in the year prior to your examination, preferably the Awards Training Day which takes place in March each year. Alternatively you should book on to a Young Voices Festival event if you are in that age group, or else attend another training day from our calendar of events. If you are unsure which event might be suitable for you, please contact

The dates for forthcoming Bronze and Silver Awards exams are listed below. Please note that the deadline for entries is 6 weeks prior to the examination date.

There is a Gold Award Training Day organised by RSCM London  on Saturday 13th October 2018, 1-4pm.  This is open to candidates from all RSCM areas. Click here for details and online booking.


For general enquiries about the awards programme, please e-mail

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