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 9-16. 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 First United Methodist Church. Students participate in approximately six performances a year, in conjunction with the Round Rock Community Choir.
2019 marks Heather Rosen’s twentieth year of teaching at C.D. Fulkes Middle School and her fourteenth year as the Head of the Elective Department.
She began her career teaching the C.D. Fulkes band until she moved to teach the choir in 2003. 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 earned sweepstakes at the prestigious UIL competition for twelve years. Her students have performed across the Round Rock and Austin area including the Round Rock Martin Luther King Junior Celebration, the Austin Spurs, the Texas State Capitol, nursing homes, and Channel 8 News Austin. She is also the Assistant Director of the musical theatre class at C.D. Fulkes Middle School.
Heather Rosen currently performs in the Austin area with the Conspirare Symphonic choir. Her previous performing choirs include Schola Cantorum, Texas Choral Consort, Cammerata 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 dog and cats. Music is Heather’s passion, and she loves being able to teach the world to sing!