YouthChoir

Youth Choir

We are excited to be starting a Youth Choir this fall at First Church! It has been a while since we have had one, and it’s time to get it going again. Youth Choir is open to all youth from 6th-12th grades, giving our students the opportunity to lead worship and minister to the body of Christ through the gift of music. The ensemble will sing a variety of musical styles during morning worship services every 4-6 weeks and at special events. Our first rehearsal will be on Sunday, September 10.

Michael Rosensteel – Director
Jennifer Harvill – Accompanist/Assist. Director

 

  • Youth Choir is open to all youth from 6th-12th grade.
  • Rehearsals will be held in Payne Cottage from 5-6 pm on Sunday evenings, prior to Youth Group.
  • The mornings when we sing in worship, we will use the time between the Sanctuary services to rehearse, replacing that evenings’ rehearsal.
  • All dates are in line with the Youth Ministry schedule.

If you’d like to be a part of this group or have questions, please contact Michael Rosensteel, Director of Music, michael@fumc-rr.org or 512.255.3336 ext. 140.

Click to download the 2017 Youth Choir Schedule.

Meet the Director

Michael Rosensteel earned his Bachelors of Arts degree and teacher certification from San Diego State University in Music Education.  He received his Master’s degree, in Choral Conducting, from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.

He has conducted numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles, ranging from children’s choir, youth choir, to adult choir, chamber ensembles, hand bells, and orchestras. Michael has been Music Director for nearly 40 theater productions.

Michael has performed in several musical theater and opera productions, and has been a guest soloist and conductor for several choir tours to Ireland, Austria, Canada, Hungary, Germany, Czech. Republic, Ukraine and Russia. He has performed with the University of Texas’ Early Music Ensemble in Washington D.C. for several Latin American embassies. He is a member of Texas Choral Director’s Association (TCDA) and Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA).  He has taught in churches and schools for over 20 years.  He currently serves as the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Round Rock (TX.), as well as the Artistic Director for the Round Rock Community Choir.  His choirs have toured throughout the United States, competed in NATS (National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing) vocal competitions, All-State Choir, and have performed at Carnegie Hall and The National Cathedral.

Michael and his wife, Stacey, have two wonderful children, Allison and Luke.