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Fine & Performing Arts

211 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751
Phone: (631) 650-8520

Michael Hershkowitz
Director of Fine & Performing Arts

Melissa Fried
Office Secretary


IMS Presents Footloose the Musical

Islip Middle School presents Footloose the Musical! Tickets go on sale November 1.poster advertising Footloose the Musical presented by Islip Middle School

  • Thursday, November 17 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19 - 12:00 p.m.


Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.




Julia Bartlett Named New Orchestra Director at Islip Middle School

Islip Middle School will have a new orchestra director when school opens on Sept. 1, as Julia Bartlett has joined the school’s music staff.

A recent summa cum laude graduate of the Crane School of Music with concentrations in orchestra and special education, Bartlett began giving private music lessons during high school, where she discovered a love for teaching. Bartlett was involved in the Northport-East Northport School District’s summer music program for seven years, beginning as a volunteer and progressing from assistant to lead assistant, and now to certified teacher.

As a performer, Bartlett has been a member of various orchestra and chamber ensembles, including the Orchestra of Northern New York. An accomplished orchestra pit musician, she has performed in various theaters across Long Island. In addition to her classical and musical theater background, she has a strong interest in Irish fiddling, which she studied at the University College Cork in Ireland.

Date Added: 8/26/2022

Julia Bartlett



Islip High School’s Ella Beiser Gets the Golden Ticket

Ella Beiser, a rising senior at Islip High School, auditioned for “American Idol” last season and was awarded the coveted Golden Ticket – a chance to compete on television in Hollywood.

Date Added: 8/25/2022


Islip High School Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

A talented cast and crew drew a full house during performances of ”Little Shop of Horrors,” held at Islip High School this fall. Staged and performed by students of the high school’s theater class with the guidance of Dr. Richard Harris, the two-act black comedy based on the off-Broadway musical moved the audience with its story about a geeky florist who finds out his Venus flytrap has an insatiable appetite for human blood.

In addition to the quirky and fun-filled plot line, student-performers entertained the audiences with popular musical numbers including “Grow for Me,” “Suddenly Seymour” and “Suppertime.”

Director of Fine and Performing Arts Brian Kroll congratulated the cast and crew on such a wonderful production. “The singing, dancing and acting truly displayed the hard work that was put forth in order to produce such a wonderful show,” Mr. Kroll said.