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The Round Rock Community Youth Choir (RRCYC) is a program of exemplary choral music performance that develops high levels of artistic and expressive singing in students ages 9-16. The choir provides an opportunity, outside the limits of a school structure, for musical expression and education in a joyful environment.

Young voices can be sophisticated, profoundly musical and artistically excellent. As members of the Round Rock Community Youth Choir, students learn to sing quality music, listen attentively to each other and further develop their solo abilities.

We believe music makes a difference in the lives of all people, but particularly in the lives of children and teenagers. In the youth choir, students are encouraged to explore and expand their love of music. They are introduced to a wide music repertoire that will serve them well for a lifetime. In this process, they learn their passion for singing is a gift to be cherished and nurtured.

Youth choir rehearsals are held Mondays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at St. Richard's Episcopal Church. Students participate in approximately six performances a year, both in conjunction with and independent from the Round Rock CommunityChoir.

The RRYC exists to artistically enrich the lives of the child, the family and the community through the choral experience. The choir sings in conjunction with and independent from the Round Rock Community Choir.

   

 Our Director
 
TriciaBioPicTricia Russell directs the Round Rock Community Youth Choir.
She attended Texas State University where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and met her husband Jason Russell. 
 
From 2003-2008 Mrs. Russell served as the Head Choral Director at McNeil High School in Round Rock. During that time, she doubled the size of the choir and led her choirs to multiple sweepstakes.
 
After the birth of their first child in 2008, Mrs. Russell decided to work half time and left McNeil to teach at Walsh Middle School in Round Rock. She was an assistant choir director there until 2012, when her twins, Mary and Luke, were born.
 
After the new additions to their family, Mrs. Russell decided to stay home to devote her time to her children and teach private voice lessons. Currently she leads a thriving voice studio and works with Round Rock and Pflugerville ISD choirs as a clinician and judge.

 

 

 

 

Our Accompanist

 Toni

 Toni Hill began her accompanist career as a teenager with her high school choir where she also accompanied solo and ensemble singers in music competitions.  She directed her first choir at First Methodist Church in Clinton, OH, where she also served as organist.

Over the next years, Toni would serve as choir director, church organist and choir accompanist at churches from Baltimore, MD to Houston, TX. She has taught music and directed choirs at all levels in Conroe and Bryan, TX, school districts.

Toni holds a bachelor’s degree in music with a vocal concentration from Sam Houston State University. Now semi-retired, Toni fills her time as a long-term music substitute music teacher and occasional accompanist for solo and ensemble students in Round Rock schools.