Last Updated:
6/29/12 9:12 PM

Welcome to the ORANGE ARTS web site representing the Visual & Performing Arts Department of the K-12 Orange Township Public School District, Orange, New Jersey

This web site was created for the World to see the many talents of our schools in the four areas we maintain: Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

At any time you can click on blue links to take you directly to events or items of special interest. It is an ongoing web offering, so there is constant change. Please check back here frequently to monitor the neverending offerings of our Visual & Performing Arts Department!

Always click on the WHAT'S NEXT box below for the latest event offering anywhere in the Orange Township Public School District.

We need your help! Actually, the select vocal ensemble from Orange High School needs your help. Voices in Harmony, under the direction of Mr. David C. Milnes, is seeking funds to get his ensemble up to Boston for the annual Heritage Festival. We have set up a PayPal donation button (below) that will assist in helping them raise needed funds. They have been fundraising all year with a mini-concert series, food sales, etc., but they are falling short by several thousand dollars. If you can give to this noble cause, it is tax-deductable and they will gladly accept ANY amount. Please, click the link below and offer your support. The students thank you in advance!
Peter S. Crosta
Peter S. Crosta
Assistant Director of Special Projects, K-12
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Read about Mr. Crosta

Mr. Crosta was honored in February 2012 by the New Jersey Music Educators Assocation (NJMEA) at their annual conference. Mr. Crosta was recognized for DISTINGUISHED SERVICE in Music Education by this esteemed group. He was cited as being a leading force in arts education all over the State. The clip below is Mr. Crosta being introduced by President-Elect, Joseph Jacobs, and Mr. Crosta's acceptance speech in which he speaks about the Orange Public Schools, his staff and the support of the Board of Education and Superintendent Ronald C. Lee. Mr. Crosta was nominated earlier in the school year by Lincoln Avenue School Band Director, Mrs. Marianne Mroz. Much thanks to Mr. Ryan LaBoy, Choral Director at Rosa Parks Central Community School for capturing the presentation on an iPhone4.

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