New Horizons Orchestra

Academy faculty


Andrea Kleesattel is a cellist and music educator. She is a former member of several professional orchestras in the USA and Japan and has performed in solo and chamber concerts around the world. She is an experienced Suzuki teacher with training in Dalcroze and movement practices.

Audrey Jo Williams, a graduate from the Eastman School of Music, is both a performer and music educator. She has over 10 years of experience teaching students of all skill levels. Audrey maintains a private studio in town teaching violin, cello, and bass. She also performs with the Bloomington Symphony. 

Tamzin Walters

Tamzin (Taz) Walters is a lifelong musician and writer. Taz graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Violin Performance and Creative Writing. They studied violin with Christal Steele, Ariana Kim, and Austin Hartman. Currently, they perform for Classical Music Indy and with their bluegrass/folk band.

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Schedule and location

Spring semester
January 23Registration and payment due; rehearsals begin
April 17Rehearsals conclude

Meeting schedule: Mondays, 7-8:30PM in the Commons (lower level).

Location: Bell Trace Senior Living Community (800 Bell Trace Court, Bloomington, IN 47408).

Program tuition

  • Tuition (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $50) - $200 

How to apply

  1. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration. No auditions are necessary to join.
  2. Payment: Accepting payment via credit card or check. Please do not send checks or any other forms of payment to the Office of Jacobs Academy.

Register for spring

Once you have completed the previous steps, please submit the Participant Agreement Form