The New Horizons Symphony at New Mexico State University is a member of the New Horizons International Music Association. The group provides opportunities for adults to either return to their musical roots or explore their artistic side for the first time. The first New Horizons Band was created by Dr. Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music. Today there are many New Horizons bands and orchestras around the world. Our orchestra was started in 2003 and is now in its 18th season.
Our dues are very low - $50.00 for the school year. This amount covers music, printing, rental of the performance hall, use of the timpani as well as other instruments, and the payment of sound system technicians for the concerts. Some orchestras charge $300 and $400 per semester, thereby eliminating many people who would like to play. Some have to rent practice space, chairs and stands, and have to pay their conductor. Our conductor is a volunteer!
We sincerely thank all of our patrons and contributors. We usually do not charge admission at our concerts but will be happy to accept donations, which will be used to pay general operating expenses such as hall rental, guest artist fees, music, and supplies. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and are totally funded by donations which are tax deductible.
Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m.
NMSU Band Room
School of Music
New Mexico State University
New Horizons Symphony Board
Debbie Eckles, PRESIDENT
Barbara Creider, VICE PRESIDENT
Carol Eberhart, SECRETARY
Rusty Smith, TREASURER
Jorge Martinez-Rios, EX-OFFICIO MEMBER
Gordon Butler, EX-OFFICIO MEMBER
Chris Blount, Member at Large
Victoria Fredrick, Member at Large
Gay Lenzo, Member at Large
Ross Palmer, Member at Large
Kathy Ray, Member at Large