Tris McCall, award-winning former music critic for the Star Ledger, Hudson County-centric author, singer, musician and song-writer visited County Prep High School. Mr. McCall displayed his impressive command of the music industry and responded to student queries about his experiences as a writer. Students from Mr. Calvanico’s History of Rock and Roll, Ms. Fedele’s Creative Writing class, and Mr. Figeureo’s and Mr. Matthews’ Music/Audio Technology specialization were invited to benefit from Mr. McCall’s real-world honed vision of culture and politics in New Jersey. While an hour was allotted, students and staff continued the dialogue afterward in the hallway, fascinated by his front row and behind-the-scenes knowledge of bands and individual artists.
Tris will be offering a reading of his new book locally in early December (specifics yet to be determined); his is a tale of Hudson County politics with a personal bent.
Ms. Galluccio is to be thanked for her impeccable professionalism and efficiency in arranging to provide this Structured Learning Experience. Extreme thanks to Tris McCall, a well-regarded, multi-faceted authority, for having spoken gratis as a favor to one of his regular readers, psychologist Lisa Tomasini.