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.
2021 Holiday Concert recordings now available in More, Performances. Scroll to bottom of list.
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.
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.
Many of the New Horizons ensembles take the summer off, but a few have outdoor performances, including at the prestigious Rochester International Jazz Festival. Click here for their times and locations.
Great News! After rehearsing virtually this past year, New Horizons ensembles will resume in-person rehearsals at the First Unitarian Church in September 2021. All members and those interested in joining New Horizons should register now.