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

Open House

Join us for the open house on August 29th at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center – 3711 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati – between 6:30 and 8:30 P.M.

If that does not fit in your schedule, 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.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Begins on January 12
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery, OH 45242

Begins on January 12
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery, OH 45242

Begins on January 9
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219


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.