CHS Spotlight

October Spotlight:
Mr. Rafaniello

Mr. Rafaniello

“One who works with their hands is a laborer; One who works with their hands and their head is a craftsman; One who works with their hands and their head and their heart is an artist.”
— attrib. St. Francis of Assisi and Louis Nizer


- Department and Classes:

Fine & Performing Arts

- Years at CHS:


- Alma mater:

I grew up in Connecticut and went to Bristol Central High School in Bristol, CT. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College, and a Master of the Arts in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

- Fun Facts:

- I regularly attend classical music performances at the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall.
- In college, I performed with the New York Philharmonic on PBS Great Performances.
- I traveled through Portugal this past summer and am trying to decide where to go next summer.
- You'll always find me with a cup of coffee.


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