Students in the HCST Music and Audio Technology Program participated in a two week Summer Camp that exposed them to hands-on, collaborative music and production experiences at the EWBC.
During the first week, students worked on songwriting arrangements and performance. By the end of the week students set up the studio for the process of recording their original songs, building on what they learned in a studio microphones master class led by Wilkis Figuereo.
The second week of the program began by recording students’ original songs and discussing the process of editing them inside the Avid Pro Tools Student software - truly a Work Based Learning experience! They were then visited by a group of 23 students from Hot House Music UK, a school that offers lessons to students all over the world during a summer tour. They set up the recording studio to record a jazz performance by the Hot House Music Student group. This was a great experience for our students because they had an opportunity to meet other young musicians from across the world and expose them to our program. They ended the summer Camp by taking the students on a Field Experience to the Grammy Museum at the Prudential Center. They had an opportunity to meet Ernie Panicciolli who is a famous photographer of Hip Hop culture who is currently being honored and showcased at the museum. He was generous enough to take a photo with students and promised to visit the school in October. Overall the camp was a huge success and we look forward to next summer!
Over the course of the summer we were busy completing our yearly technology upgrades and building maintenance projects to ensure that when students and teachers returned to their classrooms everything was running smoothly, and that all of our systems were fully up to date. Annual updates span across district-wide departments and all schools. To begin,... Continue reading
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This year we gathered eleven students to partake in a Summer Film Camp where we worked collaboratively with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. We joined forces to teach students video editing skills as well as expose them to various important health and safety topics by having students edit various filmed clips into informational videos. The... Continue reading
This summer’s Fun Fit Program, led by Adam Fitzgibbons, FunFit Lead Coordinator & HTHS Physical Education Instructor, had the largest student enrollment to date! Students from every school in the district participated, learning about the importance of discipline and accountability, as well as how to create healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle. They also had... Continue reading
This summer the Theatre Tech Department was hard at work finding new ways to create opportunities for our students to find positions working as stage technicians in the field, including establishing a partnership with the IATSE Local 59, with whom we have created a two part internship program. Through this program, students will train with... Continue reading
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The summer enrichment program continues to be a success because of the support from all Child Study Team members, County Prep Guidance Counselors and teaching staff. The Summer Enrichment Camp afforded students the opportunity to further develop their academic and social emotional skills. The upcoming 12th graders participated in the SAT Prep Program that enhanced... Continue reading