High Tech’s Music and Audio Technology Department Featured in This Month’s Sound & Communications Magazine

(Port Washington, NY–May 23, 2019) High Tech’s Music and Audio Technology department has been featured in this month’s Sound & Communications Magazine, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. “It is really a terrific piece that highlights the music program,” notes Trista DeFilippis, Supervisor of the Academy of Media, Visual and...

High Tech High School Musical Theatre’s Evita Receives Two Rising Star Award Nominations

(Millburn, NJ–May 6, 2019) High Tech Musical Theatre’s production of Evita received two Rising Star Award nominations from Paper Mill Playhouse, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Junior Sara Bartoszek, a resident of Hoboken, received a nomination for Best Featured Actress for her portrayal of the “Mistress”, and Trista DeFilippis,...

National YoungArts Foundation Recognizes High Tech’s Carlos Hernandez and Tomoe Carr This Year

(Miami, FL–April 22-26, 2019) National YoungArts Foundation announced High Tech Graphic Arts major Carlos Hernandez, a resident of Jersey City, a finalist for Photography, while Dance major and North Bergen resident Tomoe Carr earned an honorable mention for Hip Hop this year, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Both Hernandez, named...

Students Get Sneak Peak at High Tech Dance Department’s “Novum”

(April 10, 2019–Jersey City, NJ) As the High Tech dance majors and their instructor, Trista DeFilippis, prepared for the spring show, Novum, they invited Explore students to sneak a peak during their final dress rehearsal. The students were thrilled to see a number of the pieces from Novum, that were all student choreographed; one...

HIGH TECH HIGH SCHOOL DANCE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS NOVUM: A NEW BEGINNING

High Tech Dance Department continues its 2018-2019 season with their annual Spring Dance Showcase, Novum: A new beginning. Directed by Trista DeFilippis, Novum stars dance majors who will present their own choreography which is the culmination of year long projects. These dancers create their own works, choose their own music scores, light and costume their...

High Tech Dance Alumnus Idaliz Cristian Goes on Tour with Singer/Songwriter Khalid, Appears in His Latest Video, too

(Los Angeles, CA–March 11, 2019) High Tech Dance Department alumnus Idaliz Cristian (Class of 2017), currently on tour with singer/songwriter Khalid, has just been featured in Khalid’s latest video for his song “Talk,” announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. In 2017, Khalid received five nominations at the Grammy Awards, including...

“Hamiltunes” Brings Hamilton to High Tech

(Secaucus, NJ–January 25, 2019) Over 200 Hamilton fans gathered in the Main Stage Theater for the High Tech Performing Arts Department’s first “Hamiltunes: An American Sing-along,” announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. An officially-licensed, karaoke-style sing-along, “Hamiltunes” raised funds for the High Tech Musical Theatre Department. The successful show, inspired by Lin Manuel Miranda’s...

Jon Rua, Broadway Star of “Hamilton,” Visits High Tech

(Secaucus, NJ–January 24, 2019) To coincide with the Musical Theatre fundraiser “Hamiltunes,” Broadway actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer Jon Rua paid a visit to the High Tech Performing Arts Department, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. The Main Stage Theater at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus served as the backdrop...

John Zisa, High Tech Director of Musical Theater, Produces Show in Homage to American Singer-Songwriter Kenny Rankin

(New York City--January 12, 2019) High Tech's Director of Musical Theater, John Zisa, produced a show that pays homage to American singer-songwriter Kenny Rankin, a popular figure of the 60's and 70's, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Zisa, along with his band members, one of whom happens to be...

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