Course Selection Information 2023-24


    Students who auditioned for the Honors Chamber Choir in 2023-24 have been notified of course placement via their CBSD email. Thank you very much for auditioning!


    For Incoming 10th Graders and All Choir Students:


    Below, you will find two documents to assist with course planning for music courses for the 2023-24 school year!

    The first document, West Music Department Course Overview, is a quick description of all of the music course/ensemble opportunities available at West. The second document, Music Scheduling Map, will help you determine how music will fit into your schedule (even if you have a rigorous courseload!) 

    Some Additional Notes/Recommendations:

    • For Incoming Sophomores: If you are planning to take one ensemble (i.e. Concert Choir), it is usually recommended that you take P.E. for one semester opposite choir and Music Theory for the other semester during your sophomore year. Music Theory is an important course that will help you to understand the "musical building blocks" of the music learned in choir. Musical Theatre/Tech and Music Technology are other great options if Music Theory doesn't fit.
    • The Music Creation/Production/Marketing course is a great opportunity to learn the basics of a variety of instruments and of playing/singing/recording in a rock band or other contemporary-style group. To get the most out of this course, it's recommended to take Music Theory first if you can, but it's not required.

    Please email Ms. Marchione at with any questions! I am happy to help. Happy scheduling!