Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Robert M. Van Wyk
Robert M. Van Wyk, Director has been a music teacher at Rahway High School for the past 22 years. A graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music and Northwestern, 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. 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.
Mr. Van Wyk is a devoted husband of 18 years to Amara Van Wyk (Band Director at the Rahway 7th/8th Grade Academy) and a proud father to Cameron (10) and Molly Van Wyk (8).
Robert M. Van Wyk
The RAHWAY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR serves as the foundation for our program. All ensemble periods will combine for scheduled combined rehearsals as we join together in one large ensemble. These ensemble periods are offered period 5, 7, 8, and 10. Combined rehearsals will be scheduled during period 10 or select evenings scheduled before a performance.
The RAHWAY HIGH SCHOOL MADRIGALS serves as the select choir for our program. Students are selected by audition (please see VW if you would like to audition for this year). The ensemble rehearses period 7. This ensemble will require a number of extra performances within the school and community. We may also travel and compete amongst other high school choral groups (TBD).