A “Best Community for Music Education in America”

Welcome to the Music Program of the Westport Public Schools, where the traditions of musical and educational excellence are celebrated each day!

The Music program in the Westport schools was founded by Mr. John Ohanian, who served as Music Supervisor from 1940 – 1972.  He began many of the fine traditions enjoyed today, including the ever-popular Candlelight Concerts each December. He knew that great music programs do not happen by accident – they require hard work, dedicated teachers, and a supportive community.


For the 
5th straight year 
we have been selected for the 
Best Communities 
for Music Education!


2003 Staples grad. Justin Paul 

wins 2016 Oscar for Best Original Song, 

"City of Stars"

“I was educated in public schools, 

where arts and culture are valued.”

-Justin Paul