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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.


Fine & Performing Arts Faculty

Mr. Vincent Vicchiariello – – Coordinator of Fine, Practical & Performing Arts/Career & Technical Education


Fine Arts Faculty

Nutley High School

Ms. Sara Ciccone – – Intro to Digital Media & Design, Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, Design & Animations Honors

Mr. Chris Heintze – Digital Photography I, Digital Photography II

Mrs. Jessica Manley – Art I, Art II, Portfolio Building Honors, AP Studio Art: 2D, 3D, Drawing

Mrs. Angela Melchionne – Art Fundamentals, Advanced Art, AP Art History


John H. Walker Middle School

Ms. Morgan Gualtieri – – Fine Arts, Fine Arts Advanced


Elementary Specialists

Ms. Joanne Crupi – – Lincoln School

Mr. Peter Behrens – – Radcliffe & Spring Garden School

Mrs. Dawn Goldberg – – Yantacaw School

Mrs. Dawn Crescitelli – – Washington School


Music Faculty

Nutley High School

Mr. Stephone Gaines – – Director of Vocal Activities

Ms. Angelina Hamada – – Director of Bands

Mrs. Elizabeth Nowik – – Orchestra Director

Mr. Baron Raymonde – – General Music - Survey of Popular Music


John H. Walker Middle School

Mr. Andrew Mayewski – – Director of Bands

Mrs. Sarah Afflitto – – Director of Vocal Activities

Ms. Elizabeth Nowik – – Orchestra Director


Elementary Music Specialists

Mrs. Alexandra Miller – – Lincoln School

Ms. Victoria Iasso – – Radcliffe & Spring Garden School

Ms. Alexis Rizzo – Washington School

Mrs. Pamela Struble – – Yantacaw School

Mr. Joshua DeWald – jdewald@nutleyschools.orgDistrict Instrumental Music - Band

Mrs. Elizabeth Nowik – enowik@nutleyschools.orgDistrict Instrumental Music - Strings


Please refer to the below course charts for Nutley High School scheduling:



Nutley High School Fine Arts Department



NHS Art Flow Chart

NHS Art Flow Chart


Nutley High School Music/Theatre Department



Music/Theatre Course Map

Music/Theatre Course Map


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.