WELCOME

Flute Ensemble
Dalia Chin, Conductor
New Horizons Orchestra
Mina Zikri, Director

New Horizons Band
Thomas Madeja, Director

Jazz Ensemble                 
Thomas Madeja, Director

The New Horizons program at DePaul Community Music Division supports the belief that music should be a fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding experience. Serving as an entry point for adults with varied instrumental backgrounds or no musical experience at all, our ensembles foster an atmosphere of encouragement and inclusiveness. Here you will have the opportunity to grow musically, share in the thrill of performance, and make lasting friendships.

Why join?

Active participation in music fills important needs for adults – the need for challenging intellectual activity, the need to be a contributing member of a group, and the need for involvement in engaging events. For many people, music can serve these vital needs better than anything else.

Music is a way of experiencing life. It provides an opportunity to express a wide range of emotions. It makes connections to the past, present and future and also enables us to relate to other individuals and cultures. There is a growing body of evidence that music making supports good mental and physical heath. The constant mental challenge of learning music is an ideal form of exercise for our brains. Early studies even indicate that participation in music increases the strength of the immune system.

Dr. Roy Ernst conceived the New Horizons concept in 1991 at the Eastman School of Music. Since then, the idea has spread to over 90 locations in the United States and Canada, supported by sponsoring organizations that include community music schools, college music departments, music stores and recreation centers.

Upcoming concerts

Winter Concert

New Horizons Concert Band and Ensembles
Sunday, December 11   7:00pm DePaul Concert Hall

The New Horizons program is an offering of DePaul University's Community Music Division. The Division is dedicated to providing the highest quality music instruction to students of all ages and abilities, diverse backgrounds and differing educational goals.