Currently, Afshar is head of the University of Memphis guitar programme, where she received the 2000 Board of Visitors Eminent Faculty Award. She regularly conducts guitar master classes in conjunction with her touring. Her recordings of 24 Caprichos de Goya, op. 195, by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and A Jug of Wine and Thou were released on Summit Records. Her latest recordings, Possession and Hemispheres, were released on Archer Records. Her Five Popular Persian Ballads is published by Mel Bay Editions, Inc.