Music Streaming Licenses

Streaming License Grants

These grants are no longer available as of  December 31, 2021. 

To apply to this grant for up to $300.00 you must:

  • Go to to determine the streaming/podcast license that you need. There are two options:
    Limited Podcast / Streaming License
    Annual License/Podcast/Streaming Bundle

*Please read all options for streaming license on website. It is not a one size fits all license, there are many variables for you to consider what is best for your church. Consult with Choir and/Music directors about what music they are using. You may already have a OneLicense License and just need to add the Streaming License. For questions about Onelicense and what they have to offer please visit

  • Submit your Grant Request by using this link Streaming Grant Application provided by CDC.
    Once your request is received and approved; we will be able to process the request.
  • The Diocese will send the funds to your church in the form of a check made out to your church.
    The next step will be for your church to set up your account and purchase your license in your church’s name at


Bells have had a long history in the church and were used all over Europe to toll time and to call people to prayer and worship. More specifically, handbells were popular in the UK before being introduced to America in the early 20th century, and unlike other musical ensembles, one is able to play in a handbell (or chime) choir without having any previous experience or musical background. The unique sound of handbells is a beautiful and joyous accompaniment to the liturgy when used with psalms and chant, random ringing, or in handbell repertoire.

The Jubilate Ringers is an ecumenical group of musicians sponsored by St. Luke’s in East Greenwich. Dan Moore is Director of this ensemble which rings four octaves of hand bells and three octaves of hand chimes. Their music is heard at concerts and many community festivals. To learn more about the Jubilate Ringers please call Rodney Ayers, Minster of Music, at 401-884-4116 or email the Music Department.

Handbell and Chime Resources
  • Handbell Musicians of America is a national organization
  • Type “Handbells for Children” into a search engine and find lots of resources on how to start a children’s handbell choir; read Ashley’s blog for ideas and inspiration
  • One of the major handbell and hand chimes supplier is Schulmerich Bell Company

Resources for Choirs

Resources for Adult / Parish Choirs
Resources for Children’s Choirs and Teaching Children to Sing
  • Royal School of Church Music (see links in post on the RSCM)
  • Healthy Singing with Young Children – From Montessori World
  • Teaching Children to Sing – Statement from American Academy of Teachers of Singing
  • FAQs from Directors of Children and Youth Choirs – Choristers Guild
  • Lifeline for Children’s Choir Directors – Jean Ashworth Bartle
  • Scripture-based anthems for young children –
  • Teaching Singing & Voice to Children and Adolescents
  • Notes for Healthy Singing in Children
  • Sacred Songs for Children – Anna Laura Page
  • Favorite Sacred Songs for Children (Holy Days and Holidays) – Anna Laura Page
  • Ideas for Sacred Music for Children’s Choirs – MusicaSacra Forum
  • Sacred Musicals for Children and Youth Choirs – J.W. Pepper Music Company
  • Sacred Choral Collection for Children – The Lorenz Corporation
  • Revealing Riches and Building Lives: Youth Choir Ministry in the New Millenium
  • CME – Choral Music Experience workshops around the US
  • CME – Choral Music Experience Series by Boosey & Hawkes – Doreen Rao, Editor


Music in the Episcopal Church can be as diverse as its worship services. Although final authority over the music used in an Episcopal service is “the duty of every Minister” (Canon 24, Section 1), our hymnal draws all Episcopalians together musically in the same way that the Book of Common Prayer draws us together in prayer and liturgy. Most recently revised in 1982, The Hymnal of the Episcopal Church offers 720 hymns in addition to liturgical music. While some of the hymns date back to monastic chants, the hymnal offers more modern music as well.

Hymnals approved for use in the Episcopal Church are available for purchase through Church Publishing

  • The Hymnal 1982 
  • Supplements to the Hymnal 1982
    • Lift Every Voice and Sing II
    • Wonder, Love, and Praise
    • Come Celebrate! A Hymnal Supplement
    • El Himnario
    • Songs for Celebration

Online Hymnals


Books for Music and Liturgical Planning

  • The Episcopal Musician’s Handbook by the Living Church Foundation
  • Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary by Carl P. Daw Jr. and Thomas Pavlechko


Sheet Music and Sacred Music Resource Suppliers


A Sampling of Psalters

Available for purchase through Episcopal Bookstore, Church Publishing, and other booksellers.

  • The Anglican Psalter edited by John Scott
  • The Anglican Psalter Online – Edited by Alect Wyton
  • The Ionian Psalter available for purchase by churches through Ionian Arts
  •  The St. Alban’s Psalter – Rarely-viewed 12th c manuscript is now available online
  •  The Portland Psalter Book One: Liturgical Years ABC edited by Robert A. Hawthorne
  •  The Portland Psalter Book Two, Responsorial Psalms for Congregation, Cantor & Choir edited by Robert A. Hawthorne
  • The Plainsong Psalter edited by James Litton
  • The Emergent Psalter by Isaac Everett
  • The Genevan Psalter by David T. Koyzis
  •  A HymnTune Psalter by Carl P. Daw, Jr. and Kevin R.Hackett
  •  Saint Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter available for purchase on
  • A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher L. Webber
  • More Psalters from Church Publishing

Royal School of Church Music

The Royal School of Church Music is a structured choral training program that provides a framework for choral singers to develop their skills, musical understanding, and knowledge of the repertoire.

At its founding in 1927, RSCM was organization that consisted of a training college for church musicians (called the College of St. Nicolas) and an association of affiliated churches committed to attaining high standards of musical performance. The RSCM has grown to become an international and ecumenical organization, with more than 11,000 affiliates in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria and throughout Europe. RSCM America has more than 400 affiliates crossing denominational lines and the boundaries of nearly every state. RSCM America has its own board of directors supervising RSCM programs in the United States.

RSCM America sponsors a number of summer training courses throughout the United States. Each course is as unique as its setting. All courses provide the opportunity for choral training and exploring wonderful choral music in liturgical and/or concert settings. Some courses offer master classes in organ performance, choral conducting and composition. Several courses offer adult seminars, activities, and opportunities for networking and fellowship.


The Rhode Island Course at Newport is a week-long retreat for children and adults to expand their love of sacred music while enjoying southern New England’s coastal scenery and historic architecture. Services will be sung in the beautiful Gothic revival chapel at St. George’s School and historic Grace Church in Providence. The course offers additional workshops in conducting, composition, handbells, and vocal technique. Morning Prayer and Compline bookend each day’s activities. This promises to be a memorable week of making beautiful music and forging new friendships.

  • Participants: 80 Boys and girls age 9-18; 40 adults
  • Dates: July 29-August 4, 2019
  • Music Director: Scott Hanoian (Christ Church, Grosse Point, MI)
  • Organist: Janet Yieh (Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC)
  • Residential Venue: Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
  • Concerts/Services Venues: St. George’s School, Middltown RI; Grace Church, Providence, RI; Trinity Church, Newport RI
  • Course Fees: $675 before April 1, 2019; $700 after April 1, 2019.
  • Contact: Brent Erstad and Jason Abel (course managers):
  • Course Website: