Welcome to Eastman-Rochester New Horizons

New Horizons is an Eastman Community Music School program that provides musical experiences for adults, open to beginning and experienced musicians of all levels.  There are no auditions.  Members enjoy rehearsing, playing, singing and performing with others in bands, small ensembles, orchestras and/or a chorus.

Covid Response

All New Horizons rehearsals for September through April were conducted virtually using Zoom and SmartMusic programs. In person rehearsals will be held on the Eastman campus for 4 weeks beginning on May 11, 2021. All required COVID guidelines including masks, social distancing, and use of bell covers, will be observed. There are no plans yet to resume in person rehearsals in September but we remain hopeful.

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The Eastman School of Music

One of the world's great music schools, ESM has a wide variety of musical degree programs but it also promotes music education in the larger community through its Community Music Department.


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While New Horizons music started in Rochester, it has spread to hundreds of other cities worldwide. The umbrella organization over all these individual programs is the New Horizons International Music Association.


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The Eastman Community Music School

ECMS is the arm of ESM that sponsors music education for all ages in the Rochester area.  One of its programs, aimed at seniors, is the New Horizons music program.


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