High Tech High School’s Award-Winning Performing Arts Program consists of the following programs: Dance, Drama, Music/Audio Technology, and Musical Theatre. Students audition while in 8th grade and commit to one of these four majors throughout their four years at High Tech. Students will study closely with their primary instructors (who are professionals in their own fields), as well as outside professionals. As productions require teamwork, Performing Arts students frequently work collaboratively, and there will be many times when majors overlap and students work together on interdisciplinary projects. The Performing Arts curriculum is developed around a central theme: strong support from teachers that allows students, through individualized instruction, to shape their own educational experiences and accomplishments in the context of a challenging, exciting and fun environment. The Performing Arts Academy pathway allows students to pursue rigorous Advanced Placement courses in addition to their Core Requirements.
For more information and to register visit: hthspa.org
Their performance in NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" will air on Wednesday, November 29, starting at 7 p.m. We hope everyone will be tuning in! TAPinto: Voices of HCST will Help Light Up Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Hudson County View: High Tech's youth choir to perform at Rockefeller Center tree lighting in NYC
CONGRATULATIONS to Musical Theater director John Zisa and our students who are finalists in the NBC Star Choir Singing competition. On Wednesday, November 22nd, the winner will be announced on The Kelly Clarkson Show. The winning school will perform in the NBC Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special.
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Only two weeks after our successful run of Cabaret (Original, 1966), High Tech Theatre Arts improvisers performed in our annual Improv show, consisting of live improvisation performance games created with audience participation. The audience picked places and relationships, gave quotes from movies to be integrated with the games, and received hilarious advice for real-life problems.... Continue reading
Heather Warfel-Sandler is the 2023 Recipient of the Exceptional Leadership, Commitment, & Contribution to Dance Education. The Educator Award: Exceptional Leadership, Commitment, & Contribution to Dance Education is a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding dance educators who have made significant contributions to the field of dance education. This award honors dance educators who have been... Continue reading
The Theatre Arts vacation has given a new performance opportunity to High Tech Drama Majors students, who are learning both performance and rehearsal practices and are encountering firsthand all aspects of professional theater. The show had complete live accompaniment by renowned pianist Craig Ketter, senior drummer Josiah Szczepanski, and award-winning saxophonist Isaac Ketter under the... Continue reading
(Secaucus, NJ––May 17, 2022) Three High Tech Students—Christopher Martinez, Hannah Beemer, and Avery Ramsey—have been nominated for 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. All three students were nominated in the category of Outstanding Solo Performance. Christopher Martinez, a senior at HTHS, was nominated for... Continue reading
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(Secaucus, NJ––January 11, 2022) High Tech senior Christopher Martinez will play the character Hurley on the upcoming Nickelodeon series Warped!, announced Ms. Kathy Young, principal of High Tech High School. A musical theater major at HTHS, Christopher began acting around age 5, when he and his brother—HTHS alum Sebastian Martinez—started interviewing child celebrities for their... Continue reading
(Secaucus, NJ––November 16, 2021) High Tech songstress Lauralie Mufute recently released a music video for her new song, “No Fool,” which featured several dancers from High Tech’s Performing Arts Academy, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. Laurlie, who resides in Jersey City, is a senior majoring in Musical Theater at High... Continue reading