Eastman - Rochester New Horizons Music
The Birthplace of New Horizons. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Roy Ernst, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Come Join Us!
Membership in a New Horizons musical group is available any time from September to May of each year. If you are interested in joining, go to the “Contact Us” section and send us an email or call the Eastman Community Music School. Let us know which group(s) you are interested in and we can make arrangements for you to visit and see what we are all about. You can even try us out for a few weeks before officially registering. If you do not own an instrument or never played one, we have a small loan closet and we also have information about reasonably priced instrument rental at local music stores. Don’t hesitate – contact us today. Being in New Horizons is great fun and an easy way to make new friends.
New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and those who were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long time. Join us!
Click here to learn more about Dr. Ernst and the Founding of New Horizons Music!
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Marjorie Relin talks oboe by Brenda Tremblay
Rochester, NY When Marjorie Relin picked up the oboe, she was two years away from retirement. Like many adult musicians, she's discovered a creative outlet that makes her happy. Her sense of accomplishment keeps her motivated, and playing with the New Horizons Orchestra has become an important part of her life. In this podcast from WXXI, she tells Classical 91.5's Brenda Tremblay the story of what happened when she was recently faced with the possibility she wouldn't be able to play again.
Click here to view introductory videos about the different groups and programs that Eastman - Rochester New Horizons offers!
The Spirit of
St. John's Community Award
honors a community organization that provides or mentors seniors in one or more of the following ways: volunteer opportunities, lifelong learning, fitness or wellness support, and/or artistic or spiritual guidance. Most importantly, the award recognizes an organization that truly exemplifies what it means to "embrace living". May 19, 2016
Click below to view the Eastman Rochester New Horizons Documentary produced by WXXI
New York Emmy Award Winner: Outstanding Arts: Program/Special
NH Ensemble Recital:
Eastman School of Music:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
2:00 - 4:00p