is nationally known
as a model of community-based music education and is the only program
of its kind in the state of Texas?
AFA advertising on KUHF reaches hundreds
of thousands of classical music lovers throughout
Studies have proven that children receiving musical training perform
better in school, score
higher on standardized academic tests and are more
likely to get involved in their communities?
AFA has been a ‘home’ to over one
and their families in the last twelve years? At least two of every five
students that attend AFA return for a second summer and that some of
our students have been with us for five and six years!
AFA has over four hundred graduates
who have gone on to such prestigious schools as the Eastman School of
Music, The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Oberlin
Conservatory, the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, the
University of Houston, the University of Southern California, the University
of North Texas and Duke University?
AFA draws a faculty of internationally
recognized performers, composers, conductors and educators
from around the nation and that more than 90% of AFA’s faculty
have been awarded advanced degrees?
AFA’s acclaimed Faculty Concert
Series draws audiences from throughout Houston
and southeast Texas?
AFA is supported by the City of Houston, by Houston’s most prestigious
private foundations and corporations and by some of the city’s
most influential and respected philanthropists?
AFA concerts take place when most other presenting organizations are
on summer hiatus and that our official Audience
Development Initiative, implemented in collaboration
with the Houston Symphony and the Houston Ballet Academy, is a proven
vehicle for building new audiences for the arts in Houston?
collaborates with numerous area arts
organizations to bring exciting and innovative
programming to our students? In the 2006-2007 season, AFA will be collaborating
with such groups as the Houston Symphony, the Symphony of Southeast
Texas, Young Audiences of Houston, the Center for Performing Arts Medicine,
Ben Stevenson's Houston Ballet Academy and many more.
The 2006 AFA Concert Series offered more
than 17 free concerts to a total attendance of
more than 5,000 and premiered or presented more American works than
any other Houston presenter.