HVCHS Music & Theatre Parents Association - The Parent Booster Club for CHS Music & Theatre Education
   
  
 
Student talents are regularly showcased for the community in the attractive, 865-seat Performing Arts Center at Hopewell Valley, adjoining the high school. Opened in December 2003, the facility is used by a growing number of community organizations and has become the area's premier venue for cultural and entertainment events.
 
Performing Arts Curriculum
 
Performing Arts I is an in-depth introduction to the theatre arts and the use of the solo voice as it applies to both musical and dramatic productions. 
 
Performing Arts II is an extension of the material and techniques covered in Performing Arts I. Solo and small group vocal training will continue and more advanced musical material will be selected, as appropriate.
 
Performing Arts III is a logical extension of the material and techniques covered in Performing Arts II, and a forum for further growth and development. In addition to more advanced and intense script study, character work and movement, and a continued commitment to improvement as a musician and vocalist, students will explore the elements of producing a play, focusing on the business and technical aspects as well as rehearsal scheduling and procedure.
 
Advanced Scene Study and Directing is designed for upper level theatre arts students who are passionate about discovering the evolution of theatre and how it has influenced the stage, television and film industries in the United States and the world.


 
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Katherine ( Katie ) Rochon
Director, Performing Arts

Katie Rochon is thrilled to be teaching at CHS after three years of teaching Performing Arts at Timberlane Middle School where she directed Joseph...Dream Coat, The Little Mermaid Jr. and Into the Woods, Jr as well as last year's CHS productions of Dracula and Pippin.  She is a graduate of Indiana University (BA Musical Theatre) and Rowan University (MST-Theatre Education). Before becoming a teacher, Katie spent nearly a decade working professionally as an actress and singer based out of NYC.  Some of her favorite roles/shows include, The Producers (Ulla), Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont), Into the Woods (Cinderella), The Secret Garden (Lily) and 3 contracts working as a principal singer on-board Norwegian Cruise Line and Silversea Cruises.

Performing Arts 
Hopewell Valley Central High School
Thespian Troupe 7964
609.737.4000 x3682