At First Sight

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A Chamber Music Sight-Reading Workshop

Date June 17-21, 2024
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About InSight

InSight, the junior division of AFS, focuses on sight-reading and basic ensemble skills (both orchestral and chamber).  It is open to young players who are already reading music well in 1st position, with some awareness of 3rd position. InSight students are typically ages 9 through 12, and in Suzuki book 3.  New in 2023 is PreView, a group for book 2 young readers. 

InSight helps students
become proficient reading music, gain confidence in their ability to play with others, and instills a love of music-making together in large and small ensembles. Skills and repertoire classes, theory and music-reading games, and Dalcroze Eurythmics-based movement classes will help improve each child’s personal musical skills.

InSight’s emphasis
on service to God, the Giver of music, focuses the efforts of the young students. Sharing music in performance with elderly and the broader community teaches our students to be grateful for the ability to make music and for the privilege of bringing joy to others. InSight also begins each morning with Descant (worship and hymn singing), tuning our hearts to hear God speak through music.

Please note:
each InSight student age 9 or under must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult to all InSight events.

InSight includes:
  • Group classes
  • Skills and repertoire classes
  • Theory and music-reading games
  • Dalcroze-based movement classes
  • Guided sight-reading chamber music groups
  • Sharing through playing for others
  • Making new friends
  • Playing music together
  • Welcome Picnic
  • Exciting chamber music concerts to attend
InSight Schedule


    1:00 p.m. Check-In and orientation

    Group Classes and one Sight-Reading Session

    Theory Games and Eurythmics

    Skills and Repertoire Class

    Welcome Picnic (done by 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    8:30 a.m. Descant

    Group Classes and two Sight-Reading Sessions

    Sessions of Theory Games and Eurythmics

    Skills and Repertoire Class

    Done at 5:00 p.m.

Friday (done by 3:00 p.m.)

    8:30 a.m. Descant

    Community Service Concerts

    Pizza Feed

    Large Ensembles Concert

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Small girl playing violin
Three boys playing string instruments
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InSight Orchestra in concert June 23, 2023