New Horizons String Orchestra
Teacher: Nicholas Sharma
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church – S. Winton Rd.
The New Horizons Advanced String and Full Orchestras are designed for adults with experience on orchestral instruments, and who are interested in building/reinforcing their ensemble skills through challenging repertoire choices. Sessions are in a traditional ‘orchestra-rehearsal’ format and address a variety of topics, including music-reading, rhythm skills, instrument technique, ensemble playing, and following a conductor. Participants are encouraged to share their questions, as well as their successes and struggles in rehearsal, as participants have much to learn from each other. Repertoire choices will consist of classical favorites, famous orchestral scores, some original scores, and arrangements from an intermediate to advanced level.
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters. Spring semester will be automatically re-registered unless written notification is received by December 1.
*Updated to reflect 2022-2023 year
New Horizons Discounts
- Those registered in a core ensemble receive a 25% discount on all other New Horizons Ensembles. Core ensembles include Green Band, Intermediate & Advanced Band, Beginning Strings, Full Orchestra, Advanced String Orchestra, Chorus, Big Band, and Jazz Ensemble.
- Those registered in Intermediate & Advanced Bands or Advanced String Orchestra receive 50% off Full Orchestra.
- New Horizons tuition is FREE for those who are 90 or older.
- Snowbird Policy: New Horizons members who are gone four or more consecutive months during the winter are asked to notify the ECMS office by December, and they will be billed for the fall semester only. All are welcome to attend rehearsals for the balance of the school year at no additional charge when they return. Click here for complete policy details.
How to Register
New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form
Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.
Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400
Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.