CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep
New Horizons Orchestra

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 Betty Anne 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

Instructor Contact

If you have any questions, contact the New Horizons Orchestra Director, BettyAnne Gottlieb. Email is or phone is (513) 556 9530.


To register for the New Horizons Orchestra, please click on this link to access the online registration system. Returning students may login to the system using the email address that invoices and payment notifications are sent to. If you are unsure of your login information, please call the office at 513-556-2595 during office hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.). We would be happy to assist you with your registration.

Scholarship Opportunity

Because of the generosity of one of our members, we are able to offer scholarships to students in the Cincinnati New Horizons Orchestra program. We will award funding based on the number of applications received for each semester, the amount of scholarship funds available, and the personal statement.

NHO Scholarship Application Form

Applications submitted to and/or by the dates provided below will be given the greatest consideration:

Fall Semester Applications – September 1
Spring Semester Applications – December 1
Summer Semester Applications – May 1

2019-2020 Schedule

Fall term begins on September 7
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery, OH 45242

Fall term begins on September 7
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery, OH 45242

Beginners and Intermediate Weekly Schedule (Saturdays)
September: 7, 14, 21, 28
October: 5, 12, 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16, 23
December: 7, 14
January: No classes
February: 22, 29
March, (7), 14, (21), 28 - Dates in parentheses are ASTA conference and Spring Break, during which we may or may not hold class
April: 4, 11, 18, 25
May: 2, 9, 16

Fall term begins on September 4
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Advanced Weekly Schedule (Wednesdays)

September: 4, 11, 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November: 6, 13, 20
December: 4, 11
January: No classes
February: 5, 12, 19, 26
March: (4), 11, (18), 25 - Dates in parentheses are ASTA conference and Spring Break, during which we may or may not hold class
April: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May: 6, 13

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.