Russell Wilson served as Professor of Music at Utah State University for 28 years, and retired to Huntington Beach. While at the college he conducted both the orchestra and the choirs. He also taught Music 1010, one of the most highly sought classes on campus, in which he introduced some 1500 college students to playing recorder. He was also director of the Castle Recorder Consort and is a former member of Musica Reservata with Leslie Timmons.
He founded the Cache Children’s Choir 27 years ago, which is still operating today with four choirs and some 300 young singers. He has conducted instrumental and choral ensembles across the country, including invitations to conduct his major work for orchestras and choirs, entitled “Prelude To Glory,” which was premiered by the National Symphony in Washington D.C. He and his wife, Cathy, are members of the OCRS. He currently serves as Director of Music for Fullerton First United Methodist Church.