The Children and Youth Arts Program History
The CFCArts Youth Programs are designed to train and educate young performers, age 3 through 12th grade, to become skilled in the areas of the performing arts through musical theatre, dance, choral programs and much more. 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.
Registration for Summer Camps 2017 and Fall 2017 is now open!
How to Register
- For new families – fill out an interest form, and our Youth Programs Administrator will contact you and talk you through process.
- For returning families – email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which program(s) your child would like to do this season, and complete registration by paying season dues or by signing up for an audition time.
- Do you have questions? Email email@example.com or call 407-937-1800 Ext 719. We would love to have you join us!
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.
Dr. Jeffery Redding is Director of Choral Activities at West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida. Under his leadership, West Orange choirs have performed at state, regional, and national conventions.
Nationally, Dr. Redding has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir and the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, as well as many All-State and Honor choirs throughout the country. He served as guest conductor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2005 spring broadcast. In 2008, he made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut; in 2009, his Kennedy Center conducting debut; and in 2010, his Orchestra Hall conducting debut. He was a member of the famed Moses Hogan Singers. Dr. Redding has been honored as West Orange High School’s Teacher of the Year 2003, Outstanding Contributor of the Community by the city of Winter Garden, and Teacher of the Year by Ocoee Wal-Mart.
Dr. Redding is a member of ACDA, FMEA, FVA, and Chorus America. In the Florida Vocal Association, he served as District 8 Chairperson. In the American Choral Directors’ Association, he served as State Repertoire and Standards Chair for Ethnic Music and Multicultural Affairs as well as co-chair of the Florida ACDA Mixed Honor Choir.
Dr. Redding holds an M.M.E. from Florida State University and a B.S. in music education from Florida A&M University, and most recently completed a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting, Music Education from The Florida State University.
With a degree in Music Education, Kaileigh Anne has had diverse experiences working with musicians, performers, and students of all ages. She has over 16 years experience in vocal performance, in addition to credits in directing, pit conducting, and stage-managing. Her past experiences include teaching music and theater courses to young performers, in addition to teaching workshops regarding the techniques of Creative Drama to peers at the collegiate level. Additionally, she works for the Walt Disney Company in a variety of different capacities.