National Council

The National Council of RSCM Australia includes two representatives from each of the Branch committees, representatives of church bodies at the national level as listed below, and the Director General of RSCM UK (ex officio).

The council meets several times each year, normally by teleconference, and at least once each year in a face-to-face meeting coinciding with the annual summer school.

The responsibilities of the Council include co-ordination between branches, oversight of national activities such as the annual Summer School or visiting lecturers or church musicians, the publication of the national magazine CMA and liaison with relevant church and church-music bodies both in Australia and overseas.

National Council Members (2016)

National President
Ross Cobb
National Treasurer
Mr Gerald Hayes
Public Officer
Ms Marion Dewar
National Secretary
Philip Reichardt
ACT
Chair
Dr Andrew Cichy
NSW
Chair
Mr Ross Cobb
Treasurer
Mr Gerald Hayes
QLD
Chair
Adam Hoey
Secretary
Mr Redmond Lopez
SA
Chair
Dr Ray Booth
Secretary
Mr Paul Leeson
VIC
Chair
Mrs Donrita Reefman
Committee Member
Tony Way
WA
Chair
Mr John Beaverstock
Treasurer
Mrs Sheila Byfield
Representatives of Church Bodies
The National Liturgical Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Very Revd Fr Peter Williams VG EV
The Liturgy Panel of the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia
TBA
Commission on Worship of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Mrs Sue Westhorp
National Working Group on Worship of the Uniting Church in Australia
TBA