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New Horizons Music Program

New Horizons Music Program

When you join the UD New Horizons Music Program, you will belong to an established and successful adult music education program that began in 2000. There are approximately 200 New Horizons programs throughout North America and the world.      Professional music educators will guide participants with appropriate levels of instruction. Rehearsals will consist of improving fundamentals, note and rhythm reading, and group performance.

BANDS

Rising Stars Band (group instruction)

            For those learning to play an instrument, and those needing a refresher. Group and individual instruction will include beginning music-reading skills, tone and technique development, and ensemble performance skills. 

Concert Band 1

            For those who are able to read music comfortably, have developed an acceptable tone quality, and have learned most of the required technique to perform. No ensemble experience is necessary to play in this concert band. We emphasize ensemble performance techniques during each rehearsal. Music selections will be of intermediate to advanced difficulty.

Concert Band 2

            For those who find themselves between the beginner and intermediate levels (beginner level too easy, advanced concert band music too challenging). This group will focus on the continued development of music-reading skills, instrument technique, and tone. Music selections will be of easy to intermediate difficulty.

Jazz Band 1

            For those who play at least at the intermediate level and are comfortable performing various jazz styles. Membership must be approved by the director, with consideration given to membership seniority and instrumentation needs. Instrumentation is limited to saxophone, trombone, trumpet, drum set/percussion, keyboard, bass, and guitar.

Jazz Band 2

            For those who may be new to playing jazz music. It is required that participants have played their instrument for at least one year. Instruction and rehearsals will include various jazz styles, improvisation and ensemble techniques. All brass, woodwind, keyboard, guitar, and percussion instruments are welcome.

 

STRINGS

 

Rising Stars Strings (group instruction)

            For those learning to play an instrument, and those needing a refresher. Group and individual instruction will include beginning music-reading skills, tone and technique development, and ensemble performance skills. 

 

Intermediate Strings (group instruction)

 

            For those who either played a string instrument long ago, or not very often, and are beyond the beginner level.

 

SMALL ENSEMBLES

            Small ensembles (such as quartets, trios, etc.) are also available to play in at no extra cost. Participants must belong to at least one of the above ensembles. Those participating only in small ensembles must pay tuition. Contact Linda Hartley for more information: lhartley@udayton.edu

 

REHEARSAL LOCATION AND TIMES

 

Concert Bands and Rising Stars Band

Thursdays, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshall Road, Kettering

 

Jazz Bands, Strings and Small Groups
Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.-noon
Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshall Road, Kettering

 

For more information regarding UD's New Horizons Music Program, please contact Linda Hartley, Music Director at lhartley@udayton.edu, or Anna Fricker, Promotions Co-chair, at (937) 239-7445 or annafricker@gmail.com

 

TUITION

  • $90/semester for Concert Band, Rising Stars Band only
  • $90/semester for Intermediate Strings or Rising Stars Strings only
  • $90/semester for Jazz Band only
  • $135/semester for two ensembles listed above
  • $90/semester for small ensemble only
  • Cancellations received after the third rehearsal of a semester are non-refundable

 

CONCERTS

Members are expected to participate in scheduled performances unless there are acceptable reasons not to do so. We want members to benefit from performance experiences as well as instruction.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • There is no limit to the number of participants in the concert bands, Rising Stars Band, Rising Stars Strings, intermediate strings, or Jazz Band 2. Jazz Band 1 has limited participation due to standard jazz band instrumentation.
  • Small ensembles are available with membership.
  • Individual lessons are encouraged. Contact Linda Hartley to arrange lessons taught by UD music education students or other area music educators.
  • Instruments may be rented or purchased from any local music dealer.
  • Method books required for:

Rising Stars Band: Essential Elements Book 1 (Hal Leonard Corp.)

Concert Band 2: Essential Elements Book 2 (Hal Leonard Corp.)

Jazz Band 2: First Place for Jazz (KJOS publishing)

Rising Stars Strings: Artistry in Strings Book 1 (KJOS publishing)

                                  I Can Read Music Volume 1 (Joanne Martin)

Intermediate Strings: Artistry in Strings Book 2 (KJOS publishing)

 

            Books may be purchased through local music stores, Amazon, Stanton’s Sheet Music, and other places that carry sheet music and method books.

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Special Programs and Continuing Education


300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7011
937-229-2347
Special Program and Continuing Education