At First Sight

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A Chamber Music Sight-Reading Workshop

Date June 17-21, 2024
Young players playing Schumann piano quintet
Young players playing Schumann piano quintet


At First Sight provides training in both ensemble and personal technique. Chamber music coaches guide students through the intricacies of multi-player repertoire, focusing on ensemble skills such as listening, interpreting musical gestures, passing musical ideas to other players, group intonation, and leading the ensemble.


In seminars and master classes, personal technical issues are addressed, bringing to light new ways to solve musical problems, to create beautiful tone, and to improve personal performance. Faculty performances give students the ability to witness first-hand the application of those techniques.

Musicians playing chamber music

AFS staff members playing  “Herbstlied” by Tchaikovsky/Takamitsu for Tuesday’s Faculty Chamber Concert, June 20, 2023

teacher and student viola players

Dr. Lana coaches the Viola Ensemble