AFA offers musical education and enrichment programs all year long for young musicians throughout th AFA enriches the lives of young people through music.

We accomplish this mission by:

- Creating music education programs for young people in safe and nurturing environments
- Encouraging talent and creativity in opportunities that make music a vehicle for social, personal, intellectual and emotional growth
- Committing to excellence in teaching, faculty and state-of-the-art initiatives
- Leading collaborations that meet the needs of Houston’s arts e

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Photos from AFA's post 12/05/2023

AFA Chamber Music Academy students had a fantastic performance at the MFAH Bayou Bend Collection Family Day! This is just one of many performance opportunites that students have at AFA. Interested in learning more about joining CMA in the spring? Visit for more information.

Find your path 11/30/2023

Exciting news, spring session applications are now open at AFA! Visit the link in our bio or to learn more about Chamber Music Academy and Composition Studies. Join us for a season of creativity and musical exploration!

Find your path


We’re so grateful for the support of Deep Steel Thunder as this week’s My Cause My Beats featured organization.

Photos from AFA's post 11/30/2023

In this season of thankfulness, we’re so appreciative for our DeLUXE K!ds In Harmony partners, Houston Symphony, and the 5th Ward Cultural Arts District’s The DeLUXE Theater! Students from the program put on a fantastic performance earlier this month at the AFA Bayou City Duck Race.

Photos from AFA's post 11/21/2023

It’s that time of year again where we show our gratitude for all of our faculty artists for AFA Pie Day! We’re also so thankful for all those who make our AFA Community special.

Photos from AFA's post 11/17/2023

AFA Composition Studies students recently had their compositions read by Da Camera of Houston Young Artists! Interested in composing? Applications open November 30! Visit for more information.

Photos from AFA's post 11/12/2023

Here’s a look at the 2023 AFA Bayou City Duck Race. Because of our supporters, we hit our goal of duck adoptions to support AFA’s Play It Forward Fund! SAVE THE DATE for next year’s race, November 2, 2024. You can still donate to the AFA Play It Forward Fund at

Photos from AFA's post 11/12/2023
Photos from AFA's post 11/06/2023

We are so thankful for our wonderful supporters, prize sponsors, duck adopters, talented performers, and dedicated volunteers! The AFA Bayou City Duck Race was a tremendous success. A very special thank you to our fantastic emcee and AFA parent, Len Cannon of KHOU 11. AFA is truly fortunate to belong to such a generous community that passionately supports music education!


The ducks are ready for launch! Join us today at Allen’s Landing at 10AM for the AFA Bayou City Duck Race. You can still adopt a duck and support AFA’s music education programs. We’ll also be livestreaming on our Instagram at 10:30AM CT! Visit for more information!


Join us tomorrow for the AFA Bayou City Duck Race! There will be music, food, and lots of fun. It’s not too late to adopt your duck at


AFA’s Bayou City Duck Race is all set to make waves, thanks to our incredible sponsors! Thank you to .realestate and Beacon Financial Planning Inc. for your support. Adopt your duck today and make an impact at


AFA's Bayou City Duck Race is all set to make waves, thanks to our incredible sponsors! Thank you to Aditi Pemmaraju and Beacon Financial Planning Inc. for your support. Adopt your duck today and make an impact at!


We are excited to introduce our returning Bayou City Duck Race Emcee, Emmy Award winning KHOU 11 anchor and AFA Parent Len Cannon! Support AFA’s music education programs and adopt your duck today for just $5 at


Your $5 duck adoption supports AFA’s Play It Forward Fund and gives you a chance to win Raising Canes Chicken for a year! Purchase your duck today for only $5 at


Would you like to support music education and win a cash prize of $2,500? When you adopt a duck for $5 you'll be one step closer to winning one of our multiple top prizes. You do not have to be present to win, so adopt your flock of ducks today at


Get ready to quack up and enjoy the music of the Bayou City! We're thrilled to announce our amazing lineup of performers for the AFA Bayou City Duck Race on November 4 at Allen's Landing. Join us for a day of fun, music, and rubber duck racing! Purchase your duck today for only $5 at

Photos from AFA's post 10/04/2023

The AFA Chamber Music Academy and Composition Studies students are off to a great start this semester!

Picture 1: CMA students during rehearsal
Picture 2-3: Composition Studies students with guest composer Joel Thompson

Photos from AFA's post 09/28/2023

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! We're celebrating with another playlist of some of our favorite music artists. Check out the full playlist at You can support numerous Hispanic cultural organizations like MECA, Segundo Barrio Children's Chorus, Houston Latin American Philharmonic and more that are enriching and empowering the culture of Houston!


Tis the season! Stay tuned for more announcements about prizes, sponsors, and how you can support music education programs at AFA for only $5. Visit and adopt your duck today!

Photos from AFA's post 09/10/2023

It’s National Arts in Education Week! We are so grateful for our AFA Faculty Artists and proud to stand with our national network of Arts Education organizations, Arts Advocates, and Teaching Artists. Thanks Americans for the Arts for all you do to advance the arts and arts education!


Save the Date! AFA's Bayou City Duck Race returns on November 4, 2023. For only $5 you can adopt your duck today and support music education programs at AFA! Visit for more information.

Photos from AFA's post 08/21/2023

Young composers, join us this fall! Apply now for the AFA Composition Studies program. Visit AFATEXAS.ORG/COMPOSER for more information! Financial aid is available.

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