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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.

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Click on one of these images to see photos from a recent concert.

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To see videos from some of our concerts, click here to go to our list of past performances.

Finding Happiness (with My Cello)

Tod Timmel

 You can only imagine my reaction, when at my first cello lesson in 2020, my teacher instructed me to start each lesson by hugging my instrument. Hugging and demonstrative behavior was never part of my German heritage, but love was, and so with a hug in the privacy of my home, my cello journey began. I had played cornet, trumpet and fluegle horn in grade school and high school and typical of many New Horizons musicians had never forgotten the joy of making music with others


Read the rest of my story here.

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