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The West Hartford Public Schools' Music Department will provide all students with a comprehensive, standards-based music education. The study of music fosters artistic development, critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and the pursuit of life-long learning. Through performing and responding to music, all students develop individual skills, realize a sense of belonging, and establish connections to the community.

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The music program of the West Hartford Public schools provides a rich and rigorous experience for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Basic skills are introduced at the 11 elementary schools, while at the 3 middle schools there is a larger emphasis on improving ensemble skills. The high schools feature age and ability leveled ensembles that perform throughout the year. Our school offers over a dozen courses where students hone their selected performance skills, vocally and instrumentally.

Choral Music Course Descriptions

  • Treble Choir 
  • Bass Choir 
  • Choral Cantare
  • Solo Choir (Honors)
  • Voices of the World (VOW)

Instrumental Music Course Descriptions

  • Freshman Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble 
  • Jazz Ensemble 
  • Concert Jazz Ensemble (Honors)
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Philharmonia
  • I Giovani Solisti (Honors)
  • Guitar I
  • Guitar II

Emmett Drake

Orchestra, Solisti

Samuel Eurich

Music Teacher

Alfredo Grado

Music Teacher

Andrew Mayo

Department Supervisor of Performing Arts

Mary McSweeney

Orchestra Teacher/Director

Michael Wyatt

Music Teacher
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