Message about New Horizon Spring 2021 

The goal of the New Horizons Project is to keep current and previous New Horizon members connected and playing.

The New Horizons Project offered in Spring 2021 provides members with an opportunity to meet together as a community and to focus on individual growth through private lesson study. Members meet with conductors and fellow band members via Zoom every other week to discuss music topics and repertoire. Additionally, through our continued relationship with the Baldwin Wallace Music Education department, NHB members receive virtual private lessons every other week taught by Music Education students. Throughout the semester, members will be working on repertoire that will be recorded individually and assembled as a full ensemble for a final presentation. 

The New Horizons Band Project starts in February for a 10-week semester that concludes instruction in April. There is a final viewing celebration to view the recorded semester repertoire. 

The BW Community Arts School continues to monitor health and safety guidelines to make necessary changes semester by semester that fulfills the mission of the New Horizons Program, and best serves its members. 

Are you interested in additional information about this project? Contact program coordinator Jeanette Hagerty at 440-826-2374 or

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History of the New Horizons Program

Please note that due to health and safety concerns, the New Horizons Program is currently offering a virtual project format as described above. Information below reflects details of the traditional in-person program.

The New Horizons Program was started at the Eastman School of Music in 1991 and now has more than 100 programs in the United States and Canada. BW’s New Horizons offers adults the opportunity to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. It is perfect for adults who have never had the opportunity to play an instrument or for those who played during their school days but have not had the opportunity since.