The Children and Youth Arts Program History

This program was designed to train and educate young performers, age 3 through 12th grade, to become skilled in the areas of singing, acting, and dancing through musical theater. Now in its 11th 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.

We want to provide the young people of Central Florida with a place to use their artistic talents, as well as 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 and outreach programs to children in underserved areas of our community.

We offer several different programs to children and teens each season!

Registration for 2017 Summer Camps is now open!

See the Spring 2017 Catalog for complete details.

    Every summer we offer week-long summer camps for all ages. This year, we will be offering the following camps:

  • Under the Sea – 3-5 yrs old – June 12-16
  • Fairytale Fun – Kindergarten-2nd grade – June 19-23
  • Disney Music Mania – 3rd-5th grade – June 26-30
  • Broadway’s Rising Star – 6th-8th grade – July 10-14
  • Broadway Bound: Triple Threat – 9th-12th grade – July 24-28
  • Move Mania Camps – 1st-5th grade – July 31-August 4 or August 7-11
  • Broadway’s Rising Star – 6th-8th grade – July 10-14
  • Broadway’s Rising Star – 6th-8th grade – July 10-14
  • See the 2017 Camp Catalog Here.

    All Ages! Each spring, our children and teens perform in fully produced Broadway style shows. This season, we will be producing the following shows:

  • Seussical – the Musical (full Broadway version!) – Grades 9th-12th
  • Mulan Jr – Grades 6th-8th
  • Honk Jr – Grades 3rd-5th
  • Bugz the Musical – Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • See the Spring 2017 Catalog for complete details.

    Great options for the child just beginning to discover the joy of music and performing!

  • Music and Movement  – (3-5 year) “Jungle Time!”: These action-filled classes are perfect for preschoolers who are always exploring and learning. Children will sing, chant, move, dance, listen and play simple instruments. Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, and exploration of space.
  • See the Spring 2017 Catalog for complete details.

  • Offering multiple orchestras for instrumentalists of all ages and levels, the Young Artists Orchestra is designed to give young instrumentalists an educationally sound musical experience through exposure to quality musical literature and multiple performance opportunities. To visit our Young Artists page, click here.

    The Ensembles are audition-only programs designed for vocal performers with a strong background in singing who are interested in going to the next level in vocal performance. These groups perform regularly for community events and serve as the vocal ambassadors for the youth programs.

  • Children’s Ensemble: This vocal group allows intermediate to advanced elementary students the opportunity to grow their vocal performance skills. Through rehearsal and performance, students explore how to strengthen and improve their own musical expression.
  • Youth Ensemble: This class takes intermediate to advanced level male and female singers and explores harmonization and performance techniques as a group. Students will focus on learning new pieces and styles of music that will challenge and allow them to grow their vocal repertoire.
  • See the Spring 2017 Catalog for complete details.

  • Our School of Performing Arts provides a full range of private lessons including voice, piano, guitar, violin, and orchestral instruments. Visit www.cfcarts.com/school for full details.

About the Directors

Katherine has been directing children’s musical theater since 2002 when she founded a performing arts program for Orlando Christian Prep. Since then, she has directed over 75 shows for multiple schools, churches and theaters and has taught music and drama to all ages of students; she has also been a performer and training coordinator at Walt Disney World. Katherine currently is the director of education and all youth programs for CFCArts.

Spring 2017 Registration is Now Open!

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Pay Season Dues

Interested in joining any of the Children & Youth Arts Programs? Pay your season dues here.
Pay Dues for Spring 2017

Pay Dues for 2017 Summer Camps

Interested in joining any of the Children & Youth Arts Programs? Pay your season dues here.
Pay Dues for 2017 Summer Camps

New Member?

Interested in joining any of the Children & Youth Arts Programs? Click the button below to fill out an application!
Application for Spring 2017

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