Jun 21 2014
2014 American Festival for the Arts (AFA) Summer C...

2014 American Festival for the Arts (AFA) Summer C...

Presented by AFA at Pershing Middle School

AFA presents their 2014 American Festival for the Arts (AFA) Summer Music Conservatory Concert Series June 19th through July 12th. Featuring the best and brightest young musicians and composers from the greater Houston area, these concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Middle School Festival featuring Strings Orchestra, Choir and Piano Concerts
Performances by the AFA Middle School String Orchestras (11:00am)
Middle School Piano department (1:00 pm)
Middle School Boys, Girls and Mixed Choirs (2:30 pm)

Strings Orchestra – 11:00am
Penny Meitz and Ana Payne, conductors
AFA’s three Middle School String Orchestras each perform an inspiring program of works written and adapted for string orchestra

Piano – 1:00pm
Rodolfo Morales, AFA Piano Department Director
Solo and duet performances by AFA’s talented young pianists.

Choir – 2:30pm
Joel Price, Guest Clinician
Amy Moore and Jason Carson, conductors
Musical variety and spirited performances are the core of this concert, featuring the Middle School Boy’s, Girl’s, and Mixed Choirs.

For a complete listing of all FREE summer concerts and other community outreach events, please visit our website.

About AFA:
American Festival for the Arts offers Houston’s finest music education programs for youth, assembles renowned faculty with a passion for teaching, offers challenging curricula that enhance student skills and provides performance opportunities that benefit our students and our community. Our approach makes musical development and accomplishment a vehicle for learning and personal growth – growth that impacts every area of our students’ lives.

Each year, AFA presents its signature Summer Music Conservatory and a variety of outstanding year-round experiences including the Houston Girls Chorus, the Chamber Music Academy and the Composer Institute.

In addition, AFA’s Community Partnerships bring the best of AFA’s curriculum to area schools and community centers, including KIPP Houston High School and the Center for Hearing and Speech. Many AFA programs are offered in collaboration with Houston’s world-class arts presenters including Houston Grand Opera HGOco, Da Camera of Houston’s Young Artist Program, The Houston Ballet Academy and Houston Symphony.

Taken together, AFA serves more than 1,500 young people every year and presents dozens of free performances and outreach concerts throughout the greater Houston area.

For more information, visit AFAtexas.org.

Admission Info


Phone: (713) 522-9699

Dates & Times

2014/06/21 - 2014/06/21

Additional time info:

June 21, 11:00am, 1:00pm & 2:30pm

Location Info

Pershing Middle School

3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Houston, TX 77025