Miles Quick, ARSCM ! 

We are delighted to announce that Miles Quick, Taunton Minster’s very own Director of Music, has been awarded the title ‘Associate of the RSCM’.

Miles’ boundless musical energy and professionalism, skilled music directing, accomplished and expressive organ playing and performances, infectious enthusiasm, and profound Christian faith are a rich blessing of God to everyone at Taunton Minster, in the wider Somerset musical world, and way beyond. The Vicar, Churchwardens, PCC, Ministry team and whole congregation are so very pleased that Miles’ dedicated work has been recognised with an ARSCM award.

Each year the RSCM Council confers Honorary Awards on those who have made outstanding contributions to church music.

Associates of the RSCM (ARSCM) – Awarded for achievements in church music and/or liturgy of nationally recognized significance, or for important musical and/or liturgical work within the RSCM that has had an impact across several Area Teams.

The article in the Church Music Quarterly of June 2024 reads: ‘Miles Quick was, until recently, Head of Congregational and Instrumental Music for the RSCM. He has combined a role as Director of Music at Taunton Minster for 12 years with leading and facilitating RSCM events in the Somerset area. He has a positive ‘can do’ attitude, encouraging the musical gifts of others to flourish, including many young musicians in the Taunton area.’

You can see the RSCM Honorary Awards criteria here.

Miles Quick, ARSCM

Miles was born in Taunton and studied music at Durham University and the Royal Academy of Music. He then worked in London at Merchant Taylors’ School and Westminster Abbey, and then for sixteen years in Norfolk at Norwich School. Returning to his Somerset roots, he was Director of Music at Queen’s College, Taunton from 2007 to 2014. Following this, he became Head of Congregational and Instrumental Music at the Royal School of Church Music. In this role he ran workshops and events all over the UK and further afield for six years, and now continues as an RSCM tutor and consultant.