chARTer~Tech High School for the Performing Arts Wins 2017 Governor’s Award in Arts Education for Skills & Achievement in Music

SOMERS POINT, NEW JERSEY: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts values the hard work of the teachers and students in our state, and continues to recognize the contribution of outstanding students and teachers in the arts through the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. Chartertech Artist, Tiffany Silva who lives in Galloway Township, has been selected to receive a 2017 Governor’s Award in Arts Education for skills and achievement in Music. She is a junior at Chartertech High School for the Performing Arts majoring in Vocal Music.


The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 100 educators and students from across the state of New Jersey. Governor’s Award winners are selected for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education.

The awards ceremony, will take place at the War Memorial in Trenton on May 24 th , 2017 at 4:00pm.

For more information about the awards, visit the Arts Education Partnership.

Chartertech is a tuition-free public school open to students from any school district in New Jersey. Chartertech is the area’s only high school (charter or otherwise) for the Performing Arts. Our Artists hail from19 school districts in four counties. First opened in the fall of 1999 in Linwood, the school relocated in 2002 in a newly constructed building on Route 9 in Somers Point.

Chartertech’s facility has professional caliber music recording and production studios, a fully digital TV studio, a state-of- the-art animation lab, and custom dance and theatre arts suites. We offer serious, concentrated study in the following Artistic Majors:

  • Dance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Animation
  • Film

Our Performing Arts teaching staff is comprised of Industry professionals creating an industry focused artistic learning experience. Artists at Chartertech have the opportunity to earn an Industry Certification in Avid Live Venue Sound, Protools, and Media Composer, all three of which are industry standard programs in the production of video, film and music.

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