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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Fairfax Academy Students Produce Winning Video in National Contest

A team of students from Fairfax Academy collaborated to produce one of two first-place videos for Moog Music’s Halloween Theremin Video contest. The students, who study Music and Computer Technology and Television Production, worked under a tight deadline to produce the winning two-minute video, “The Spirit of Halloween.” Fairfax Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Senior Jesse Rivelis, who is taking his second year of Music and Computer Technology classes, was the creative lead and composer for the project. All competitors were required to use a special technical instrument called a Theremin to create original spooky music that would serve as the centerpiece for a Halloween-themed video. TV Production students Nathalie Luti, Samantha Bryan, and Ryan Key worked with Rivelis to act in, produce, and direct the video. 

Rivelis won a Moog Minitaur Synthesizer for his creative leadership on the project.

Teachers Christopher Johnston (Music and Computer Technology) and Dave Ruby (TV Production) worked with the students on the project.

Note: For more information, contact Gwen Plummer at 703-219-2385 or