Associate Director Richard Alton received his B.S. with Honors in Music from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1963. His major, Broad Area Music, was in all areas of music: elementary, junior, and senior high school instrumental and vocal performance. He taught in public and private schools for 35 years, retiring in 1997. He has been a member of the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra since 2002, and in 2005, Richard became the director of the Renville County Singers and Associate Director of the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra.
Richard attended McPail School of Music for piano tuning and repair in 1976 becoming a Registered Piano Tuner/Technician shortly thereafter. He has been a member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild for over 30 years.