New Horizons Orchestra

The BYU New Horizons Orchestra was established in 2003 to create an opportunity for adults—and especially for senior adults—to begin study of a musical instrument. It serves as an "entry point" into instrumental music education for people who have never played before, and a "re-entry" point for those who may have been away from music making for many years. It also serves as a laboratory teaching setting for BYU music education students, and a vehicle for identifying and studying the ways music can affect family life.

The New Horizons Orchestra is sponsored by the BYU School of Music and directed by Dr. Andrew Dabczynski.

Information:

  • Participants must provide their own instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) and folding music stand.
  • Required Texts:
    • String Explorer, Book 1 and Book 2 for your own instrument (Alfred Publishing Co.)
    • Fiddlers Philharmonic (blue cover — Alfred Publishing Co.)
    • Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore (red cover — Alfred Publishing Co.)
    • Optional: A copy of Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic: Old-Time Fiddle Tunes for your instrument (Alfred Publishing Co.)
  • Other music is provided. Participants may need to purchase additional music at a later time.
  • Materials are available from most local music stores (recommended), and also from many online stores.

Registration

New Horizons Orchestra Annual Spring Concert

Thursday, April 14, Annual New Horizons Orchestra Spring Concert

7:00 PM ― Orem Canyon View Stake Center, 550 E 800 No, Orem.

Directions: from I-15 ― take the 800 North exit, head east passing State Street; from Provo ― take north University Avenue, turn left onto 800 North at the mouth of Provo Canyon.

Chapel is on the North side of 800 North (note: there is also a different chapel on the south side of 800 North)