RSL Awards & GMIA Qualification

Gospel Graded Music Exams

It is well known within the gospel music community and beyond that musicians within the Gospel tradition deploy skillsets of the highest level. Many gospel musicians have influenced wider music culture in significant measure. However, up until now, those qualities have not been formally recognised through academic qualifications. 

Therefore, we are so pleased to have worked extensively with RSL to create a Rockschool Graded Exam for singers who perform Gospel music. Starting with Grade 6, candidates can choose from a range of benchmarked pieces that have been chosen by leading Gospel practitioners such as RSL Fellows Karen Gibson, Audrey Mattis and Anu Omideyi.

We are driving change and expect more instruments to follow in due course!

‘…we are delighted with this partnership with RSL that is recognising, in this night, the great work of some – though by no means all – of gospel music’s illustrious practitioners, and launching an educational programme of immense quality. This is an exciting advancement in gospel music.”
Anu Omideyi
"…this launch represents a thread which will breakthrough educational barriers and unite Gospel practitioners all around the country impacting the next generation inside schools, churches and many other musical hubs and organisations"
Roger Moore

Call for Examiners!!

If you are an expert in gospel music musician or singer and think that you have what it takes to be a RSL / GMIA Graded Vocal Examiner, please get in touch with us here.

Calling for Gospel Music Educators!!

If you are an expert in gospel music musician or singer, have experience in education and, or teaching gospel music and think that you have what it takes to be a tutor (individuals or groups), please get in touch with us here. 


The Gospel Excellence Honours Night was held at King’s Place on Tuesday 16th April 2024 and was an incredible night of recognition and fellowship. For too long many of our gospel music professionals have worked tirelessly in gospel and mainstream music with excellence but with little or no recognition from the wider music industry. That night was the first step in beginning to answer that omission. We know that there are many more deserving gospel music practitioners in the UK. To these we say: please charge it to our heads and not our hearts. We see you, we honour you, we value you, we salute you, we love you. And we’ll be back for you next time around!