Central Florida Community Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Musical Arts organization that believes every artist of every age should have a cultural platform to connectserve, & perform!

CFCArts exists to enrich our community’s quality of life by making the arts accessible and affordable for all. We provide an inclusive and welcoming creative platform where individuals can connect by joining an artistic family, perform for audiences across the socioeconomic spectrum, and use their talents to serve the community.

Our Core Values and guiding principles

We value integrity

therefore we are transparent in all that we do and conduct ourselves ethically, responsibly and honestly at all times.

We value quality

therefore we adhere to the highest professional standards in all our work, strive for excellence at all times, and consistently hold ourselves accountable for living up to those expectations.

We value creativity

therefore we celebrate new ideas, challenge our imaginations, and take responsible risks to broaden our impact and test the limits of our artistic horizons.

We value community service

therefore we collaborate with other artistic organizations when possible and we partner freely with local nonprofit service organizations to help them achieve their goals.

We value inclusiveness

therefore we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, we welcome everyone into our artistic family, and we actively strive to reflect and fairly serve the rich social and cultural diversity of our community.

We value wholesome entertainment

therefore we offer a broad variety of artistic programs and learning experiences for children, families and grown-ups.  Most offerings are appropriate for a general audience, but if not, we are committed to communication to our patrons.

We strive to tie everything we do into one or more of our three main purposes: connecting, serving, and performing.

Connect – Connecting is about building relationships. We aim to create a family that allows people to use their talents and abilities – to be able to sing, play instruments and perform together, all while building lasting connections.

Serve – Our heartbeat is serve and to give back to the community. To do this, we partner with local non profits and charities and perform at their fundraisers or for the clients they serve, at no cost.

Perform – Members of our Choir, Orchestra and Children & Youth Arts programs all have the opportunity to perform in seasonal productions. We also offer music lessons, workshops and classes at our School of Performing Arts, and thereby equip local artists to do what they do, even better!

After years of music making, the founders of Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts), Joshua Vickery and Jonathan Cole, came to the realization that Central Florida does not offer many cultural platforms for EVERY musician to use his or her talent. Therefore, in September of 2010, they decided to begin the journey of creating an incredible community arts program. They began reaching out to influential people in the Central Florida area and every one of them responded with overwhelming support – thus, Central Florida Community Arts was born. Since then, many people have been working hard to make this dream become a reality – the organization was molded into a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity and a Board of Directors and a team of staff members were both developed.

After a successful kick off in February 2011, CFCArts performed their inaugural concert to over 1,200 people in May of 2011, with a choir of over 130 singers and an orchestra of over 35 players. That community choir has since grown into several separately-themed choirs with over 400 members total and their per concert audience has grown to upwards of 5,300 patrons. CFCArts now also has a 130-piece community symphony orchestra, 100 children and youth registered in their program for school-age performers, a top notch vocal ensemble called Legacy!, that acts as the organization’s vocal ambassadors to the community, a theater program that showcases new and established works, and the CFCArts School for Performing Arts, which offers affordable lessons and workshops in applied arts to Central Floridians of all ages. Most recently, CFCArts has begun a Young Artist Orchestra for instrumentalists under the age of 18 and they are about to begin the Musical Minds Choir, which, run in conjunction with location chapters of Dementia Resource Center and the Alzheimer’s Association, will be specifically for adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.

CFCArts’ success continues, they are confident about their vision and look forward to the future.