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DR. RICH HARRIS JR.
Rich Harris Jr. is currently teaching at Islip High School, where he serves as the Director of Musical Productions, Choral Activities, and the Music Theory program. Rich has spent years on the band circuit working with OmniPop talent agency and the band HI-DEF. During the early part of his career, he has worked extensively as a performer and educator while undertaking a Bachelors degree in Music Education, a Masters degree in Music History, and a Doctoral degree in Music History. Past accomplishments include being selected to the national touring companies of RENT and MOVIN OUT as well as working on an MTV pilot show. Rich has worked with such celebrities as Mandy Moore and Sheryl Crow.()
Kristen is thrilled to be working on another production at IHS! Some of Kristen's IHS choreography credits include "Catch Me if You Can", "Big Fish", "The Wiz", "Legally Blonde", and "Pippin". Kristen has been performing and working in theater for 20+ years, and is extremely passionate when it comes to arts in education. She is the educational coordinator at CMPAC in Oakdale, teaching ages 3-18yrs. She is always happy to be working with the talented students at IHS, and alongside one of her favorites, Dr. Rich Harris Jr.
SCENIC CARPENTRY/THEATRICAL CONSULTANT
Brian is the owner of Barteld Theatrical Productions Inc. and is happy to collaborate with Dr. Rich Harris Jr. on Islip projects. Returning for a sixth school year, it has been a pleasure designing and building set pieces for these talented students. (BarteldTheatrical.com)