CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Cincinnati New Horizons Orchestra

About the New Horizons Program

New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music-making for people over age 50, including those with no musical experience at all and adults who were active in school music programs, but have been inactive for a long period.


CCM Preparatory's New Horizons Orchestra offers ensemble instruction under the direction of experienced teacher BettyAnne Gottlieb.

Members of New Horizons Music programs participate in small group instruction and ensemble rehearsals, with the potential for chamber music and specialty music groups depending on the interests of the members. You’ll find music making is great for mental and social stimulation, physical fitness, releasing stress and stimulating your creativity.

The first New Horizons program was a band started by professor Roy Ernst at the Eastman School of Music in 1991 and supported by grants from the International Music Products Association and the National Association of Band Instrument Manufacturers. Word spread through articles in publications such as The New York Times and a feature spot on the Today Show. Since then, the program has grown to include bands, orchestras and other ensembles. Today there are more than 100 New Horizons Music programs in the United States and Canada with many more in the planning phase.

For more information on the national organization, visit

A New Horizons Orchestra rehearsal

A New Horizons Orchestra rehearsal

Where to Buy and Rent Instruments

Baroque Violin Shop, 1038 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH: (513) 541-2000,
Antonio Violins, 7721 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH: (513) 793-1300,
Strings 'n' Things Violin Shop, 1221 Nordica Lane, Cincinnati, OH: (513) 474-6033,
A Violin Maker's Workshop, 306 Reading Road, Mason, OH: (513) 244-1900,

For information or for help obtaining an instrument, please e-mail BettyAnne Gottlieb.

Summer Schedule

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays in July
11, 13, 15 & 18, 20, 22

Montgomery Presbyterian Church
9994 Zig Zag Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $125

Chamber Groups
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuition: $55

Note: In order to participate in a Chamber Group, you are required to be in the New Horizons Orchestra summer session. Chamber Groups are an "add on" to the Orchestra.


To register for the summer New Horizons Orchestra, download the one-page registration form by clicking here and follow the directions below.

Submit completed registration form to CCM Preparatory by email, mail, or in person.

 - Email to
 - Mail to CCM Preparatory P.O. Box 210236 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0236
 - In Person at CCM Corbett Center Room 3860 during office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

Printed versions of the registration form are available at CCM Preparatory offices. If you would like to have a form mailed to you, email or call 513-556-2595.


Tuition payments are due at the time of registration.

We accept checks, cash, money orders or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover). Make checks payable to UC.

Paying in person or by phone

Once the office has completed your registration and sent a registration confirmation to you by email, payment can be made at the office in person (checks, cash, money orders or credit card) or by phone at 513-556-2595 (credit cards only by phone). The CCM Preparatory office is located in 3860 Corbett in the College-Conservatory of Music. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

Paying by mail

You may enclose a check when you mail in your registration. Checks should be made payable to UC. You may mail your check to CCM Preparatory, PO Box 210236, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0236.