A Word from the Director (click to expand)

Joshua VickeryThank you for taking the time to learn more about us! Central Florida Community Arts, a non-profit arts organization, is making a HUGE difference in our community. We exist to give every artist of every age a cultural platform to connect, serve and perform, while advancing the arts in Central Florida. We are now the home to 400 community choir members, a 130-piece community orchestra, a full children/youth arts program with 100 kids, and Legacy!, a pro-level ensemble whose members serve as vocal ambassadors to our community.
We have recently opened the CFCArts School of Performing Arts in our new home downtown — here we will host private music instruction of all disciplines, workshops, and dance classes. Even though our patron base continues to grow with 5,300 attendees at one of our most recent concerts, the heartbeat of why we exist is still to serve our community through the arts by partnering with other local non-profits and charities to bring the arts to them at no cost!

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about becoming a patron, volunteer, member, or donor, and would the love the opportunity to give you a tour of our facility and answer any questions about our programs! I love our mission and we are clear and concise about our goals and our future!

These are exciting days at Central Florida Community Arts! Will you join us?


— Joshua Vickery 
Executive Director of CFCArts

For the safety of our young performers, all Children and Youth Arts program activities except concerts are closed to visitors. Please contact our Senior Director of Children/Youth Arts Program, Melissa Braillard, at Melissa.Braillard@cfcommunityarts.com for more information.
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The Children and Youth Arts program was designed to train and educate young performers, age 2 through 12th grade, through musical theater to become skilled in the areas of singing, acting, and dancing. Now in its 7th season, the Children and Youth Arts program has grown into an artistic community where each young performer is given the tools needed to become a successful, confident artist and the means to carry those skills throughout life.

The goal of this program is not only to provide the young people of Central Florida with a place to use their artistic talents, but also to be a venue for our children and youth to learn the value of giving back to the Community, through the gift of music. Performers will participate in community events throughout the season and the funds raised during each performance will help provide summer music camps to underprivileged children in our community.

Registration for our 2014 summer camps is now open!

CFCArts’ Children and Youth Summer Camps are designed to use performing arts to build critical life skills in each participant. Our professional instructors use music and staging, acting games, arts and crafts, choreography, and rehearsal terminology to explore the fun of theatre. Each camp curriculum encourages imagination, teamwork and collaboration, respect for self and others, healthy and constructive choices, and builds self-esteem in a safe, creative environment.

We are also thrilled to announce the addition of Band Camps for Middle and High School students. Students will have the opportunity to work with professional clinicians who specialize on their instruments. Each student will prepare and perform appropriate music that is fun, while challenging their musical skills.

Click on the gray box to see the programs offered in our 2014 Children and Youth Arts Summer Camp!

For more information, contact Melissa Braillard at melissa.braillard@cfcommunityarts.com.

Need to Pay For Summer Camp?

Pay for Summer Camp

2014 Children and Youth Arts Catalog

Click here to see the programs offered in our 2014 Children and Youth Arts Summer Camp catalog.

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Since February of 2011, our Central Florida Community Choir has grown from 140 voices to over 400 and our concert themes have run the gamut from Disney to patriotic to Christmas to Broadway to ’60s. Our Gospel Choir and Summer Classical season have also become so popular that we are now offering them as year-round options! Our organization is non-denominational and our choirs are non-auditioned, so anyone age 18+ can join!

Our choir members are currently rehearsing for their respective Spring 2014 concerts – tickets are on sale now and you can click here to buy yours today!

Effective February 25, we will no longer accept new member into our Central Florida Community, Classical or Gospel Choirs’ Spring 2014 seasons, however our Summer Broadway and Summer Classical seasons are not very far away! To join either of our choirs for the summer, just click below, fill out an application (if you never have before), and we’ll be in touch once we’re ready to announce our Summer seasons! Then get ready to have a lot of fun with the best community choir in Central Florida! We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Rehearsal Schedule

Spring & Fall Seasons
COMMUNITY CHOIR:
Mondays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
1655 Peel Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806

(Walk to the courtyard in the center of the campus. There is a large fountain at one end of the courtyard — the Sanctuary is right near the fountain.)

Tuesdays 7:00pm -9:00pm
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

(Building B is the 2nd building from the leftmost side of the campus and the entry with the stairs/elevator are on the left-hand side of the building. When you get to the 2nd floor, make a left and Room 209, The Choir Room, is at the end of the hallway.)
(Each rehearsal is congruent throughout the week and you can choose which one is most convenient to you – or you can attend both!!)

CLASSICAL CHOIR:
Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church
1600 S. Orlando Ave.
Orlando, FL 32789

(park in the lot across the street. Go through the main entrance and the Sanctuary will be straight ahead on your left)

GOSPEL CHOIR:
Tuesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Pine Hills Performing Arts Center
5600 W. Colonial Dr.
Suite 302
Orlando, FL 32808

Summer Season

Mondays 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Classical Season)
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Broadway Season)
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
1655 Peel Avenue
Orlando, Fl 32806

(Walk to the courtyard in the center of the campus. There is a large fountain at one end of the courtyard — the Sanctuary is right near the fountain.)

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Come visit us!

Guests are always welcome to attend our Orchestra rehearsals!

The Central Florida Community Arts orchestra was established in the Fall of 2011. Our performances are designed to entertain our audience several times a year, while challenging our performers on a weekly basis. We play a repertoire that ranges from Lennon and McCartney to Rossini and Copland to The Planets and The Lord of the Rings. Members of our orchestra have accompanied the CFCArts choir for their major concerts and summer Broadway performances, playing for over 2500 patrons at a time. Our members have also formed several small ensembles including a string quartet, a flute choir, and a brass quintet and brass ensemble, providing new performance opportunities and allowing our orchestra to increase our community outreach efforts.

Our orchestra has grown so much since its inception that we now often divide it into a String Orchestra and a Wind Ensemble. For their Spring 2014 season, they focused on separate concerts, which is now followed by their Summer season, which will be a concert of both groups combined.

From amateurs to professionals, our 130-piece orchestra is about music and the love of playing in a community setting. It’s non-auditioned so if you are age 16 or over and would like to play with us for this Summer 2014 season, fill out an application, pay the annual due and see why we think we have one of the best community orchestras out there! If you play regularly or are simply looking for a place to re-start after years away from playing, we welcome you to join us!

Symphony Orchestra Summer 2014 season:

Title: “Calling London: Two Sides of the Best of British Music”
Kick Off: April 6
Rehearsals: Sundays, 7pm to 9pm
Concert date: June 20 at Northland Church

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Summer, Fall & Winter Seasons
Full Orchestra
Sundays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church
4917 Eli St.
Orlando, FL 32804
(enter the building from the parking lot and the Fellowship Hall will be on your left)

Need to Pay Dues?

Pay Annual Dues
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We perform for you.

Legacy! is a professional musical group comprised of the best of Central Florida Community Choir’s singers – the cream of the crop! These top notch vocal ambassadors of our organization are available to perform in ensembles of varying sizes and are the perfect addition to corporate functions, private parties and other special events. Legacy! members are available to sing in a variety of styles, including Broadway, gospel, Christmas, patriotic and jazz and we can work to customize their repertoire and style to anything you request.

Best of all, unlike other singing groups in the region, Legacy! is available on a tax-deductible donation basis.

Questions? Just ask! Click here to contact us.

13.02 Posed with Dyer Mayor's Neighborhood and Communities Summit
13.04 Singing FL Hospital Volunteer Luncheon
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12.12 Posed Fleming's Steakhouse
12.11 Posed Solivita
12.01 Posed Track Shack
11.12 Posed Tap Room at Dubsdread
13.12 Posed Darden
12.12 Singing Orlando International Airport

We believe in continuing the arts education of our community.

On Monday, January 28, 2013, we proudly opened the doors of the Central Florida Community Arts School of Performing Arts!

Our school offers affordable performance arts lessons and classes to artists of all ages! Opportunities for children and adults to learn voice, piano, guitar, strings, brass and woodwinds are available in private studio spaces. Prices for all disciplines are:

  • 30 minute lesson
  • $20lesson
  • 45 minute lesson
  • $30lesson
  • 1 hour lesson
  • $35lesson

Group dance classes and workshops related to performance arts occur in larger teaching spaces. All classes and lessons are offered by experiencedprofessional teachers in a supportive environment that is conducive to learning.

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Class is in session! Interested in enrolling?

Whether you're interested in enrollment, or
just want more information, we are here to serve. For more information about the School of Performing Arts, visit our School website.

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CFCArts School of Performing Arts

We teach:

  • Voice (All levels and genres)
  • Piano (intro, classical, jazz)
  • Strings (intro, classical, advanced)
  • Woodwinds (Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet)
  • Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, and Euphonium)
  • Percussion (Drums and Orchestal Percussion)
  • Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)

and have workshops including:

  • dance (preschool through adult)
  • acting (beginner, youth through adult)
  • audition training (youth through adult)
  • music theory (intro, intermediate, advanced, jazz)
  • composition (intro, intermediate, advanced, jazz)
  • arrangement/orchestration

Questions? Just ask! Click here to contact us.