WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Public Schools district faculty will perform vocal, instrumental and group performances spanning contemporary, classical, and Broadway music on Feb. 12 for the district’s 18th Annual Music Faculty Concert at Liberty Middle School at 7 p.m.
According to Louis Quagliato, Director of Visual and Performing Arts at West Orange Schools, the faculty concert has raised more than $20,000 since its inception for graduating seniors who intend to pursue a degree in music.
“We don’t want our students to have to have to compete for the money,” said Quagliato. “Therefore, if they are planning to major in music, they are considered for the scholarship.”
The event is free and open to the community, but donations will be accepted. In the past, Quagliato said the event has raised anywhere between $1,000 and $1,200 to be presented to up to three musically inclined students.
In addition to the members of the nationally recognized West Orange Music Faculty who will be performing on Tuesday evening, two former West Orange students will also be featured in this year’s concert. One is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, currently seeking a career in music education, and the other is currently attending the Julliard School of Music.
For more information, visit the 18th Annual WO Public Schools Music Faculty Scholarship Concert Facebook page.