AFA (formerly American Festival for the Arts) celebrates a 20-year legacy of providing Houston's finest music programs for young people by honoring founder Jefferson Todd Frazier at their 20th Anniversary Gala. Frazier, who founded AFA while finishing his graduate studies at The Julliard School of Music, is director of Houston Methodist Hospital's Center for Performing Arts Medicine. He is an active composer and nonprofit arts leader in Houston and was recently named to Houston's Arts and Cultural Plan Community Advisory Committee by Mayor Annise Parker.
This special anniversary event will feature a world premiere performance of Frazier's new brass quintet commissioned by AFA, in addition to performances by AFA faculty, alumni and students. Attendees can expect a fun-filled evening featuring a silent auction and seated dinner.
Proceeds from the event support the AFA Scholarship Enrichment Fund, which gives any qualified student the opportunity to attend AFA programs regardless of their ability to pay and funds special AFA In Schools residencies throughout the greater Houston area.