NHM Camps

New Horizon Music Camps

Where Music Takes Flight

May 20-23, 2018

Soar into the summer!
Registration opens January 1, 2018 >>
Visit New Horizons Music Camps website >>

Band and Orchestra Instructors

Roy Ernst -- Founder, New Horizons Music; Professor Emeritus, Eastern School of Music
Betty Anne Gottlieb -- Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; Cincinnati New Horizons Orchestra
Laura Joss -- Baldwin Wallace University; Baldwin Wallace New Horizons Program
Jim Leslie -- University of Dayton Bands and Percussion

Small Groups and Classes

  • Jazz Band
  • German Band
  • Chorus
  • Javanese Gamelan
  • Conducting
  • Music Technology
  • Small Ensembles

Camp Directors

Phil Aaron -- University of Dayton
Ken Carper -- New Horizons International Music Association

Morning and Afternoon/Evening

Concert Band: Laura and Roy take you on a musicaljourney through reading and rehearsing a variety of repertoire with the average difficulty level of grade 2-3. Laura Joss and Roy Ernst

String Orchestra: Explore string orchestra literature ranging from classical to rock.Average difficulty level will range from grade 2-3. Betty Anne Gottlieb

Morning Small Groups

Jazz Band: Standard jazz band instrumentation will be playing pieces of 2.5 to 4 in difficulty. Jim Leslie

Javanese Gamelan: Have an introduction to an authentic Javanese gamelan made in Indonesia especially for the University of Dayton. No music reading is needed, but a good sense of rhythmic feeling is helpful. Heather MacLachlan

Music Technology: Review or learn some apps and software to assist with practice and music notation. Computers provided, but bring your own smartphone if you can. Betty Anne Gottlieb

Gennan Band: It's polka time! Learn to play standard polka tunes, having too much fun at the same time! Laura Joss

Chorus: Give your lips a break,work on your breath support and exercise your vocal chords. Familiar SATB repertoire. No experience necessary. This course is open (free of charge) to non-registrants. Linda Snyder

Conducting: Ever wonder what your conductor is doing on the podium? Roy will explain basic conducting techniques that you can practice. Whether or not you use these techniques, you may gain a new appreciatin of your conductor. Roy Ernst

Afternoon Small Groups

Bluegrass String Ensemble: Learn or improve your Fiddlin'and Pickin'. Betty Anne Gottlieb
Flute Ensemble: Roy Ernst
Clarinet Ensemble: John Kurokawa
Double Reed Ensemble: Joe Hessman
Sax Ensemble: Shelley Jagow
French Horn Ensemble: Aaron Brandt
Brass Ensemble: Gretchen McNamara
Percussion Ensemble: Jim Leslie

Intergenerational Summer Music Institute

Tuesday and Thursday mornings, June 12-21 and July 10-19
Watts Middle School, 7056 McEwen Road, Centerville

This is a “summer music camp” for adults and middle school band students. The final session (July 19) may include “informances.”

Small ensemble instruction

9 to 10:15 a.m. 

Small ensemble instruction is for musicians of any level of musical expertise. It will focus on improving musical skills. Small groups of like or mixed instruments will be formed once registration is complete. Small ensemble
participants will supply their own music or use instructor’s music (dependent upon group assignments/ensembles).

Intergenerational jazz band

10:30 a.m. to noon

Intergenerational jazz band is for those who have played their instrument for at least one year. The class will
introduce students to playing jazz and will include styles, improvisation and ensemble techniques.

IJB members must supply their own method book:
First Place For Jazz, by Dean Sorenson ($9).
We suggest ordering from Stanton’s Sheet Music at www.stantons.com or by calling toll-free at 1-800-42-MUSIC.

Meet the Director

This is Sheila Reynolds’ second year directing an intergenerational summer music program involving UD New Horizons members and Centerville middle school students. Sheila has taught at the Centerville
City Schools since 1987 and currently is the Watts Middle School band director. She directed the Watts Pep Band for six years, was assistant marching band director for one year, and has been assistant director of the Centerville Youth Orchestra for 11 years. She founded the Centerville Middle School Clarinet Ensemble,
Winditude, and Watts Middle  School’s student-led Jazz Combo. In addition to teaching, Sheila plays in the Hauer Swing Band and the Sauerkraut German Band and subs for the band One More Time.


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