American Festival for the Arts, 2007 Summer Music Conservatory and Concert Series

Did You Know...


AFA 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 southeast Texas?

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 thousand students 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?

AFA 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.