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Eastman-Rochester New Horizons Mission Statement 

The mission of the New Horizons Program of Rochester, NY is to provide the opportunity for adults to perform music in an ensemble. Embracing the concept that adults can learn to play an instrument or sing at any age, the program is open to beginning and experienced musicians of all levels. New Horizons provides opportunities for its members to grow musically and to enjoy rehearsing, playing, singing and performing with others.  

New Horizons Philosophy 

The New Horizons Program exists for the enjoyment of its members. Regardless of previous musical background and levels of ability and participation, all are welcome. New Horizons is a member‐centered program. Members select the ensemble(s) in which they wish to participate. Consulting with conductors, section mentors and other musicians can be helpful in this process.


The social component of New Horizons is very important. Members socialize during breaks at each rehearsal and at social events held during the year. New Horizons camps and exchanges with other New Horizons groups outside of Rochester provide additional opportunities for socializing and performing.

New Horizons & Eastman School of Music Relationship 

Rochester New Horizons is affiliated with the Eastman School of Music. Members of New Horizons pay tuition to the Eastman Community Music School which, in turn, pays for our music, our conductors, our mentors, and our rent to the church where we rehearse.


Most of our mentors are Eastman School of Music students or recent graduates. 

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