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InSight, the junior division of AFS, focuses on building the basic skills needed to play chamber music. It is open to young players who are learning to read music, and who already have some command of their instruments, typically ages 9 through 12, Suzuki books 2-4.

InSight helps students to read music better, to gain confidence in their ability to play with others, and to work together to make beautiful music. Skills and repertoire classes, theory and music-reading games, and Dalcroze Eurythmics-based movement classes will help each child improve his personal musical skills.

InSight's emphasis on service to the Giver of music, focuses the efforts of the young students. Sharing music in performance with elderly and less-privileged audiences teaches our students to be grateful for the ability to make music, and for the privilege of bringing joy to others.

Please note: each InSight student age 9 or under must have a parent or responsible adult attending InSight events along with him.


InSight includes:

  • Making new friends
  • Playing music together
  • 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
  • Ice-Breaker Picnic
  • Exciting chamber music concerts to attend



Monday, June 19
  1:00 p.m. Check-In and orientation
  Two Group Classes and one Sight-Reading Session
  Theory Games and Eurythmics
  Skills and Repertoire Class
  Ice-Breaker Picnic
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20 and 21
  8:00 a.m. Descant
  Four Group Classes and two Sight-Reading Sessions
  Two sessions of Theory Games and Eurythmics
  Skills and Repertoire Class
  Done at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 22
  8:00 a.m. Descant
  Two Group Classes
  Theory Games and Eurythmics
  Service performance at a local nursing home
  Ensembles concert. InSight orchestra performs.
  AFS Participant Concert (optional for InSight students)

Insight Chamber Orchestra with percussion players from the Kindermusik program
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