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New Horizons is a 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. The Eastman-Rochester New Horizons program was founded by Roy Ernst in 1990 and is affiliated with the Eastman Community Music School. 


Making good music is a goal but equally important is just having fun and socializing with interesting people.

Finding Happiness
Gina Maldonado

I am so happy to be the newest member of New Horizons. I am having a lot of fun and have rediscovered the joy of playing in a large group. I had a list of things I promised myself I would do when I retired and one of them was to get back into playing my flute. Here is my story about finding New Horizons.


I had not played regularly since high school, other than a seven year stint in the student-parent band ... (more)

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Many of the New Horizons Ensembles have spring concerts. Click here to see a list of the ones that are scheduled so far.

Are you unable to attend any of our spring concerts held at Kodak Hall, Kilbourn Hall or Hatch Hall? Click here for the ESM streaming site. The stream will go live 15 minutes before the beginning of the concert.


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Want to add some music in your life?

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The Eastman-Rochester New Horizons Program can help your musical dreams come true. Tailored for seniors, but open to all, Click on the  Contact Us page, send us a message and we'll help you get started.

Clarinet Choir to perform at ICA conference

The New Horizons Clarinet Choir has been selected to perform at the International Clarinet Association Conference July 2023 in Denver, Colorado! They have commissioned a piece from Larry Neeck and will be performing it at the event.

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