Eastman - Rochester New Horizons Music
The Birthplace of New Horizons. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Roy Ernst, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Rochester New Horizons Director Emeritus, Guest Conductor
Co-director: Clarinet Choir
(New Horizons intermediate & advanced bands, NH Clarinet Choir) A recent addition to the Rochester community and the Eastman Community Music School, Alan Woy retired from full-time teaching at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam in 2004. He has continued to lead an active musical life as a performer, teacher, and conductor. As an Emeritus Professor at Crane, he currently teaches adjunct clarinet. A faculty member at Crane since 1971, he taught studio clarinet, woodwind techniques, and conducting.
He was also a chamber music coach and band director for many years, most recently conducting the Crane Wind Ensemble. Dr. Woy is currently principal clarinet and a charter member of the Potsdam Clarinet Quartet, the Orchestra of Northern New York, and Northern Symphonic Winds. He was a member of the Potsdam Woodwind Quintet for 33 years until his retirement. Since moving to this area he has joined music educator wind ensembles in Rochester and Syracuse. Active as guest soloist, clinician, and conductor, Dr. Woy is an All-State Adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University (1967,) and his Master of Music in Performance (1969) and Doctor of Musical Arts (1979) from the University of Colorado.