art and music college majors

New H-ton Alums to Pursue Art & Music College Majors

Many 2017 Huntington alums plans to pursue art and music college majors.

July 19, 2017

Many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors in Huntington High School’s Class of 2017 are planning to pursue academic majors in the fine and performing arts at colleges beginning in the fall semester.

Huntington High School offers its students courses in the fine and performing arts that are second to none. Besides an assortment of interesting classes, students have access to a long list of music ensembles and choirs, exhibits, competitions and shows as well as a drama club program that stages fall and spring productions.

“The Huntington School District’s fine and performing arts programs continue to produce and benefit from among the most comprehensive student and staff talent pools in the area,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “The accomplishments of Huntington students are well known in post-secondary academia. The acceptances to top colleges and programs among Huntington High School’s Class of 2017 artists and musicians provide clear evidence. A simply amazing group!”

Eighteen June graduates have announced plans to continue studies in the art and music fields. The group includes Alyssa Bailey (Newbury College; digital journalism), Luis Cuji (SUNY New Paltz; film and media studies), Charlie Ehrman (California State University at Northbridge; film and television production), Rudi Fasolino (Rochester Institute of Technology; industrial design), Alyssa Fox (Nassau Community College; photography), Jack Glicker (University of Delaware; graphic design), Thomas Goldsmith (Fashion Institute of Technology; advertising, marketing, communications), Claire Hannon (Rochester Institute of Technology; medical illustration) and Tateana Khokhar (Fashion Institute of Technology; graphic design).

Jacob LaBarge (West Virginia University; flute performance), Chloe Liepa (University of Arts London/London College of Fashion; fashion design), Theresa Moreno (Fashion Institute of Technology; fashion business management), Celine Palermo (Fashion Institute of Technology; fashion design), Mark Rafuse (Lycoming College; photography), Max Schauder (York College; photography), Madeline Shea (Temple University; musical theater), Christian Verfenstein (SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music; piano performance) and Molly Warren (Rochester Institute of Technology; industrial design) will also be pursuing fine and performing arts related undergraduate academic majors.

Contact Eric Reynolds ( or 631-673-2133), district director of fine and performing arts about Huntington’s academic and co-curricular programs.

Alyssa Fox
Alyssa Fox is at home with a camera in her hand.
Charlie Ehrman
Charlie Ehrman with his camera in a Huntington High School hallway.
Maddie Shea
Maddie Shea can sing, dance and act. (Darin Reed photo.)