New Horizons String Orchestra

Teacher: Cheryl Guth
Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church – S. Winton Rd.
Tuition I

The New Horizons String Orchestra is open to adults who play violin, viola, cello, or bass who are interested in building technique, musicianship, and ensemble skill in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Sessions are in a traditional orchestra rehearsal format and address music reading, rhythm skills, instrument technique, ensemble playing and following a conductor. Music is carefully chosen that will accommodate members at the beginning through more advanced levels. Musical selections include a variety of styles.

Members have the opportunity to work with mentors for support with technique and reading.

Performances include concerts in December and May. Other activities have included collaboration with students at School 15, and the opportunity to participate in small group performances in the Spring Fling concert in March.

This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters. Spring semester will be automatically re-registered unless written notification is received by December 1.

New Horizons Discounts

  • Those registered in a core ensemble receive a 25% discount on all other New Horizons Ensembles. Core ensembles include Green Band, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Chorus, Big Band, and Jazz Ensemble.
  • Those registered in Symphonic Band or String Orchestra receive 50% off Symphony 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.