PORTLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC LAUNCHES
NEW HORIZONS ADULT CONCERT BAND
“It’s never too late” is a cliché that is coming to life right here at PCM!!
This new program provides an entry point to instrumental music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and those who were active in school music programs, but have been inactive for a long period.
There will be instrument specific instruction for the first hour, followed by a full band rehearsal. Participants can choose to learn clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, french horn, trombone, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, and percussion instruments. The band will have 3-4 public performances a year.
ABOUT NEW HORIZONS AT PCM:
Tuition: $200/Fall, $200/Spring, $62.50/Summer
(Payment Plans available upon request)
Instructor: Nina Andersen (Oatley)
Course time: Sundays, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Course duration: Fall 16 weeks, Spring 16 weeks, Summer 5 weeks
Begins September 10th
Join one of our INFORMATION SESSIONS to learn more and meet fellow students:
Monday, August 7th at 3 pm
Wednesday, August 16th at 7 pm
Attendees can learn more about the program and try out various instruments under the guidance of Music & Arts personnel, PCM teachers and other local music professionals.
The first New Horizons program at Eastman School of Music was designed to serve the senior population. Since then they have broadened to accept adults of any age – the new policy being “if you consider yourself an adult you’re eligible.”
There are presently more than 80 New Horizon Bands and Orchestras throughout the country. The program’s message is simple: “You’re never too old to learn to play a musical instrument—whether you can join a band or take up music lessons locally.”
Contact Hew Horizons Conductor Nina Andersen (Oatley):
Call PCM Registrar Meaghan LaSala at 775-3356 to register today!