Roy Ernst

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Eastman School of Music

Roy Ernst discovered a way to involve an older generation in the great experience of music making. While teaching at Eastman’s School of Music, Roy designed a program for the 50-plus population who perhaps have not ever played an instrument or have not since childhood. The New Horizons band program has now included hundreds of participants who gather together to play and perform concerts for friends and family. The success of the program has, among other things, tapped a new market of music makers and proved you are never too old to play.