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James Riley
Coordinator of Fine, Practical, & Performing Arts


Department of Fine & Performing Arts

THE NUTLEY MUSIC DEPARTMENT believes that every student should have the opportunity to explore, perform, create, and listen to music with a true understanding. These opportunities will equip our students with the musical knowledge to be life-long performers, appreciators & consumers of music. For more information click HERE.


Music Faculty

Nutley High School

Mr. Vincent Vicchiariello, Director of Bands

Mrs. Nicole Monte, Director of Vocal Activities

Ms. Ashley Rothkopf, Orchestra Director

Mr. Baron Raymonde, General Music

John H. Walker Middle School

Mr. Andrew Denburg, Director of Bands 

Ms. Ashley Rothkopf, Orchestra Director

Ms. Rebecca Polynice, Director of Vocal Activities

Elementary Music Specialists

Mrs. Carol Bender - Lincoln School

Mr. Josh Dewald - Yantacaw School

Mrs. Aubrey Stoyanov - Radcliffe School

Mrs. Pamela Struble - Spring Garden School

Mr. John Maiello, Instrumental Music

Ms. Ashley Rothkopf, Elementary Strings


Art Faculty

Nutley High School

Mrs. Theresa Lappostato

Mrs. Angela Melchionne

Mr. Chris Heintze

Ms. Gina Lucia

John H. Walker Middle School

Elementary Specialists

Ms. Joanne Crupi, Lincoln School

Mrs. Dawn Goldberg, Yatacaw School

Mr. Peter Behrens, Radcliffe and Spring Garden

Mrs. Dawn Crescitelli, Washington and Spring Garden