Diocesan Awards

Dean’s Award (bronze) and Bishop’s Award (silver)

These awards are presented annually at the October Diocesan Choirs Festival in Southwell Minster following success in the examination by an RSCM-approved examiner.

The syllabus for each of these awards follows exactly the pattern of Voice for Life and provides an unbiased Diocesan award, which complements the awards of the training scheme. The Dean’s Award fits between the Dark Blue and Red awards, and the Bishop’s Award fits between the Red and Yellow awards. There is a special Southwell Diocese medallion on Green ribbon for the Dean’s Award and an RSCM medallion on Purple ribbons for the Bishop’s award. Examinations for the Dean’s Award and the Bishop’s Award take place at Southwell twice each year during May and September.

These dates and the final dates for applications can be found under Awards Information.

Enquires regarding application for the awards should be made to Peter Price, Education and Training Officer, RSCM Southwell and Nottinghamshire Area. Further details may be found in the syllabus.

Long Service Award (Bishop’s Award)

The Long Service Award is a Southwell and Nottingham Diocese award and is not examined. It is presented to church musicians, singers, organists, choir directors who have given 25+ years of (wherever possible) verifiable service to church music. This award is also made at the October Diocesan Choirs Festival. Application must be made to Peter Price.