An accomplished composer, author, educator and administrator, Michael Remson serves as Executive and Artistic Director of AFA, Houston’s leading non-profit provider of music education programs for young people. Under his leadership, AFA has grown to serve 3500+ K-12 young people and their families each year. Dr. Remson is an active composer/librettist with works performed or presented by such groups as Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, The Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft, New York City Opera and many others. As an educator, Dr. Remson has served on the faculty of Houston Ballet Academy, UH Moores School of Music, Mitchell Center for the Performing Arts, Houston Community College, and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Remson has published two books on American music, is a contributor to the Groves’ Dictionary of American Music and has written numerous articles, most recently for the Journal of Film Music. He is an alumnus of New York University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Houston.