Play It Forward

Mission: The mission of PLAY IT FORWARD (PIF) is to enable school children to reach their full potential through music education. This mission is carried out by New Horizons volunteers.

Music education engages children in the creative joy of making music. It also teaches the benefits of self-discipline and teamwork while enhancing the learner’s capacity and motivation for academic achievement.

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The eight students that received PIF scholarships for the ECMS Adventure Music Camp in 2021

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PIF strives to achieve this by:

  • Providing tuition scholarships for private music lessons at Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) for Rochester city students 

  • Preparing students for competitive auditions for programs such as School of the Arts and the Eastman School of Music Pathways Scholarship Program 

  • Funding tuition scholarships for the ECMS Adventure Music Camp during the summer

Students at the Adventure Music Camp learning Balinese gamelan music.

Donations: Tax-deductible donations supporting PIF should be sent to:


            Eastman Community Music School

            New Horizons – Play It Forward

            26 Gibbs Street

            Rochester, NY 14604

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Students at the Adventure Music Camp practicing movement.

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More PIF Pictures

PIF sponsored these three students at ECMS Adventure Music Camp. Shown with Bill Tiberio, one of the camp instructors.


At the end of the camp, the students play a concert in Kilbourn Hall.


RCSD School 15 music students visited a New Horizons band rehearsal.


They joined the New Horizons players for rehearsing one piece.