Visual and Performing Arts

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"Empowering Students Through Self-Expression"

Jessica LaSusa
Supervisor, Visual and Performing Arts
(973) 543-2501 extension 1506


The award-winning Visual and Performing Arts programs provide all students with the opportunity to build upon their inherent artistic skills in a nurturing environment, supported by meaningful lessons and inspirational mediums.

Through authentic experiences, students who dedicate themselves to seek or to experiment in the Visual and Performing Arts will find that critical thinking, acquiring skills, and expressing themselves will reap benefits that will enrich the rest of their lives.

The experience of being involved in the Visual and Performing Arts reinforces our awareness of our shared humanity and community, as well as how people have responded to the arts throughout history. Involvement in the arts fosters a love of creativity, beauty, and excellence.

West Morris Students Sing in National Honor Choir
Saira Alam and Grace Alai were among 307 students from around the country who performed with the ACDA National Honor Choir in Kansas City, MO.  Both students were among thousands who auditioned via digital recordings last September.  The students received music in the fall and learned their parts prior to attending the performance weekend from February 27-March 2.  Students studied challenging repertoire, under the direction of Sandra Snow of Michigan State University.  Students were also give the opportunity to meet a prominent composer, Andrea Ramsey, and perform her new work, My Mother's Words.  The final performance was on March 2 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, in Kansas City.  Both Saira and Grace had an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.  They have shared this experience with their fellow students at West Morris Central and West Morris Mendham High Schools, and continue to pursue higher level experiences within our state and region.