Mr. Robert M. Van Wyk

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Mr. Robert M. Van Wyk

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Robert M. Van Wyk has been a music teacher at Rahway High School for the past 24 years. A graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music (BM) and Northwestern University (MM), Mr. Van Wyk has dedicated his professional career to the advancement of the arts and building a quality arts education within the Rahway Public Schools. Mr. Van Wyk is a two time Rahway High School Teacher of the Year.  As past director of the award winning Rahway High School Bands program, Mr. Van Wyk has guided ensembles to numerous awards including two NJ State Championships, students achieving participation in Region and All State level ensembles and selected for numerous performances in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. As musical director for the award winning, Rahway High School Musical Theater, Mr. Van Wyk and his ensembles have been nominated for Best Overall Music Direction, Best Chorus, Best Pit Orchestra and Best Overall Musical by the Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards.

As a professional musician, Mr. Van Wyk has performed with jazz artists such as Phil Woods, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bucky and John Pizzarelli.  He has performed and recorded with Joseph Alessi and Phillip Smith of the New York Philharmonic.  Check out Mr. Van Wyk's last recording with Imperial Brass here.  

Mr. Van Wyk is a devoted husband of 20 years to Amara Van Wyk (Band Director at the Rahway 7th/8th Grade Academy) and a proud father to Cameron (12) and Molly Van Wyk (10).

Robert M. Van Wyk

732-396-1000 Ext 4565

rvanwyk@rahway.net

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