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Teacher Feature: Mrs.Swarctz

Carlie Korzelius, Staff Writer

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Mrs. Jane Swarctz has been the music teacher at New Milford High School since 1995. Before coming to NMHS, she was a full-time sub in the Little Ferry and Paramus school districts. Besides being found in the music room she is often in the auditorium rehearsing her students for concerts as well as the high school yearly musical.

 

Mrs. Swarctz encourages her students to go outside of NMHS’s walls and participate in County, Regional and All-States Chorus. Since this is a tryout effort, she will assist her interested students in practice and preparation of their songs. For students moving on into the field of music, being chosen for these choral opportunities is prestigious on any resume or college application.  These choral events take place throughout New Jersey.

 

Another great part of Mrs. Swarctz’s acumen is conducting our orchestra. She has taught many talented NMHS students. Every year our wonderful orchestra performs a winter and spring concert. These concerts combine the talents of our NMHS chorus and orchestra.

 

Mrs. Swarctz also auditions and chooses the top choral students to be a part of the elite group The New Milford High School Ensemble.  With her training and experience this group performs at many town events including some Board of Education meetings. Every year the Ensemble has sung on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Flag Day.

 

NMHS also has a Tri-M Music Honor Society, which is coordinated by chose students who have auditioned in a musical event. This Society and Mrs. Scwarctz plan, create, organize, and work at bringing a fun evening to the New Milford Senior Citizens. This event is called the New Milford Senior Citizens Prom. An evening of dancing, eating, and raffles is enjoyed by all the formally dressed Senior Citizens. She was the creator of this town wide event since arriving at New Milford.

 

Coming to us as a graduate of Montclair State University with her passion for and love of music, Mrs. Scwarctz  influences, trains, and encourages the love of music and beauty that it encompasses to all of our music students.

 

 

Student Comments:

“She’s the music mama.” Alumni ,Kimberlee

 

“When words fail, music speaks.”

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Teacher Feature: Mrs.Swarctz