The Round Rock Youth Choir (RRYC) is a program of choral music performance that develops high levels of artistic and expressive singing in students ages 9-18. The choir provides an opportunity, outside the limits of a school structure, for musical expression and education in a joyful environment.  As members of the Round Rock Youth Choir, students learn to sing quality music, listen attentively to each other, and further develop their solo abilities. 

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2023-2024 Round Rock Youth Choir

Youth choir rehearsals are held Monday evenings. Students participate in three major performances a year, in conjunction with the Round Rock Community Choir, as well as additional opportunities to sing in the community.


Our Director
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Heather Rosen began conducting the Round Rock Youth Choir in 2019.  Under her inspiring and energetic leadership, the choir has grown and thrived.  Heather greatly enjoys combining these amazing singers to join their voices in music.   

Heather graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in music with honors. Heather received her master’s degree in education with honors from Concordia University.  Heather Rosen began her career teaching in 1999 at C.D. Fulkes Middle School as a band director until she moved to teach the choir in 2003.  She became the head of the Elective Department in 2008.  Under her direction, the choir has earned many honors including All-Region, Solo and Ensemble, and music festivals in the Austin-Round Rock area. The choir has steadily earned sweepstakes at the prestigious UIL competition since 2004. 

Heather Rosen currently performs in the Austin area with the Conspirare Symphonic Choir. Her previous performing choirs include Schola Cantorum, Texas Choral Consort, Camerata Vocale, and Chorus Austin. With these choirs, she has performed all over the world including Carnegie Hall, Germany, Austria, Italy, Ireland, and Wales. Also, with these choirs, Heather represented the U.S. (Texas week) at the World Expo in Shanghai, China. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends including her cats. Music is Heather’s passion, and she loves being able to teach the world to sing!

Our Youth Choir Accompanist

Neal TiptonDr. Neal Tipton taught music using the Orff-Schulwerk approach in Texas elementary schools for 35 years. He has presented over 70 workshops for music teachers and elementary teachers in a variety of settings, including state and national conferences.Neal is the founder and director of the Round Rock Orff Ensembloe, a tuition-free music making pportunity for students in grades three through six. His motto is, "Teach all of the children; teach all of the child."