Randy M. Preston is entering year 15 of teaching choral music in Texas and fourth at Stony Point High School where he serves as the head choir director. Prior to teaching at SPHS, Mr. Preston taught in similar positions at Hopewell Middle School (Round Rock ISD), Waxahachie ISD, and Midlothian ISD.
Mr. Preston was born and raised in Harlingen, Texas where he graduated from Harlingen High School. He attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene where he graduated with multiple degrees: Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Music with a concentration in Church Music. He is a professional musician who has sung and played keyboard/piano for many churches, weddings, and other engagements. He maintains professional affiliations with TMAA, TMEA, TCDA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Mr. Preston sings tenor with the Round Rock Community Choir and Conspirare Symphonic Choir, and he serves as the Minister of Music of Round Rock Christian Church. An avid fan of Peanuts/Charlie Brown, he lives with his beagle, Lucy, in Round Rock.
Mr. Preston likes: chocolate, Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha or Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, peanut butter M&Ms, sweet tea, vanilla coke, and Mexican food!
Tricia Russell was born and raised in Katy, Texas and has been in choir since 4th grade. She attended James E. Taylor High School where she was active in choir and was a two year All State Choir Member.
Mrs. Russell attended Texas State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. While in college, Mrs. Russell also met her husband Jason, who is currently a high school band director.
From 2003-2008 Mrs. Russell served as the Head Choral Director at McNeil High School in Round Rock. During the 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 and devote her time to her children and teach private voice lessons. She led a thriving voice studio and was invited to clinic choirs and judge competitions in several school districts. She also became the director of the Round Rock Community Youth Choir. Last year she was the assistant director at Henry Middle School in Leander.
Mrs. Russell is excited to be joining the Stony Point High School choir program and can’t wait to be part of this prestigious choral program.
Mrs. Russell Loves:
And turning everything I say into a song. You will see…..