CFCArts is offering virtual classes for free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation for all different disciplines of the performing arts.

If you have any questions, email school@cfcarts.com.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Arts-Access

This collaborative program offers a variety of classes and experiences at a low cost and is geared toward older adults. Participants must register in advance as space is very limited.

A season of classes is just $50 when you register for all 10 sessions!

Learn more at CFCArts.com/ArtsinAction

CFCArts Academy is offering affordable* virtual private lessons for artists (and aspiring artists) of all ages. One-on-one acting, piano, voice, guitar, violin, and other instrumental lessons are happening from the comfort and safety of home through the use of video communication technology.

Email Academy@cfcarts.com or call (407) 937-1800 to register for lessons today!

*Scholarships are available for students with a demonstrated financial need. Please email Academy@cfcarts.com to begin the scholarship application process.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Academy

This spring, the community choir is presenting 365: A Year-Round Holiday Revue and celebration of the biggest holidays and special events throughout the year including Valentine’s Day, July 4th, Spring Break, Halloween and Christmas. We will celebrate our favorite times of the year through some of the best loved songs of the past century.  It will be a celebratory journey of 365 days of the year as we prepare to deck the halls, fall in love, celebrate freedom, play in the sand, and everything in between! If you were with us prior to the shutdown last spring, you will recognize the theme. Some of the music we were unable to perform then will be included this season along with a number of new selections.

In person rehearsals: Singers will pre-select their preferred rehearsal time and place. 

Monday nights: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church – 6:30-8pm beginning February 8th.

Tuesday Nights: Central Christian Church – Drive-in will be on select Tuesdays beginning February 23rd from 7:00-8:00pm.

Virtual rehearsals:The 6:30pm rehearsal on Monday night will be streamed live and also recorded. 

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Choir

A group of older adults (55+) who have a desire and a mission to give back to the community by performing and to have a lot of fun doing it.  Acting experience is certainly not required, but each participant should have the confidence to speak in front of a group.  Each class session is 90 minutes long and features vocal warm-ups, and senior-friendly theatre games designed to get participants laughing and imaginations active.  The group spends the bulk of the class working on scripts which can be presented without memorization and with as much or as little movement as the participants are comfortable with.  With respect to health and safety, this semester’s class will be held online, with the performances largely voice-over projects set to student-designed slideshows.

These video performances will be sent out to local nursing homes and to other CFCArts Partners to help increase access to arts for Central Florida populations that may not currently have access.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Narrators

This June, join the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra for a musical look back at all the things we missed in 2020.  Full of heart, humor, and incredible music, this concert will celebrate everything from the Olympics to blockbuster movies to family vacations and holidays.  Invite your family and friends and be prepared to laugh, connect, and remember what it’s like to experience great music with great people again.  While we can’t give you a chance at a 2020 do-over, we can reminisce about the year that was, and the year that wasn’t!

  • All rehearsals will be 7 – 9 PM at Cornerstone Charter Academy (5903 Randolph Avenue, Belle Isle, FL 32809)
  • Please email Priscilla at priscilla@cfcarts.com if you are planning on attending in-person rehearsals
  • Annual Membership Due: $100

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Orchestra

CFCArts’ UpBeat! Theatre Troupe is a performance group for teen and young adult exceptional learners. UpBeat! produces multiple performances each year, including both plays and musicals. UpBeat! is open to actors with a variety of exceptionalities, including (but not limited to) autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD.
Through the UpBeat! program, actors will have the opportunity to attend virtual small and full group rehearsals. Individual rehearsals (one-on-one) will also be available upon request. Currently, all rehearsals and performances happen from the comfort and safety of home through the use of video communication technology and video editing and production.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Upbeat

Students entering Grades 6 through 12 this school year: Join the CFCArts Young Artists Orchestra for Spring 2021! The Young Artists Orchestra welcomes all young musicians in strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion with at least one year of experience on their instrument. This season, we are offering both virtual and in-person rehearsals.

Rehearsals will take place on Sundays from 2:30-4:30 PM between March 7 and May 2 on a weekly basis at Cornerstone Charter Academy (5903 Randolph Ave, Belle Isle). There will be no rehearsals on Sunday, March 14 due to Spring Break. There will be rehearsals on Sunday, March 21.

For families who choose a live experience, rehearsals will take place on the campus of Cornerstone Charter Academy (5903 Randolph Ave, Belle Isle, FL 32809) following the safety procedures linked here. For families who choose a virtual experience, each live rehearsal will be broadcast on Zoom for your student to follow along at home.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/YoungArtistsOrchestra

Students entering Grades 3 through 12 this school year: Join the CFCArts Children and Youth Vocal Ensembles for Spring 2021! The Ensembles are audition-only vocal performance groups who perform for the community! This season, we are offering both virtual and in-person Ensembles, which will both rehearse challenging vocal repertoire and perform — whether virtually or live — for community partners, charities, and events throughout Central Florida.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays between January 26 and April 21 on a weekly basis. Families will specify if they prefer a live or virtual (via Zoom) experience for their student on the Audition Form.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Vocal Ensembles

Students entering Grades 3 through 12 this school year: Join us for our second Youth Theatre Companies with our first fully produced Companies show: Disney’s Moana Jr.! This program will have an in-person option as well as a virtual option, so your performer can participate regardless of your family’s needs!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Disney’s Moana Jr. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Families will specify if their student is open to a featured role on the Registration Form: Grades PreK-2 and Grades 3-12 (pay the registration fees here).

The Live Companies will rehearse on Mondays from March 29 to May 17 at St. John’s Lutheran Church (1600 Orlando Ave., Winter Park). Rehearsals will take place at the following times:

  • Jr. Company (Grades PreK-2): 5:15-6:45 PM (1.5 hours)
  • Elementary Company (Grades 3-5): 5:30-7:30 PM (2 hours)
  • Middle and High School Company (Grades 6-12): 5:30-8 PM (2.5 hours)

The Virtual Companies will rehearse Wednesdays from March 31 to May 12 online via Zoom. Rehearsals will take place at the following times:

  • Virtual Jr. Company (Grades PreK-2): 5:15-6 PM (45 minutes)
  • Virtual Company (Grades 3-12): 5:30-7 PM (1.5 hours)

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Youth

Coming Soon

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Puck, a mischievous fairy, plays tricks on four Athenians in the forest, making two men fall in love with the same woman. The four lovers run through the forest in pursuit of one another while Puck also helps his master to trick the fairy queen.

As COVID-19 began to alter our ability to perform live theatre for a while, the team behind the Theatre program at CFCArts leapt to action in efforts to continue to produce theatre even in the midst of a global pandemic, and that is how our Audio-Play version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was born.

Download or Stream this audio-play for $5 or pay what you will. Half of all sales will go to the artists involved, and the other half will contribute to the on-going sustainability of the Theatre Program at CFCArts!

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Midsummer-Nights-Dream-Audio-Play

Many of our upcoming live productions have a virtual performance option for purchase.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Events

Join Joshua Vickery and Mary Thompson Hunt on From the HeART as we feature local talented and passionate leaders and artists who shape our arts community.

“From the HeART” airs on Orlando’s Magic 107.7 FM on Sunday nights, and you can subscribe to the podcast to listen whenever you want.
We post new episodes each week, or you can check out the full archive of previous episodes.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/From-the-HeArt

Are you feeling anxious, tense or overwhelmed? In need of a way to relax? Take a short break and join CFCArts as we leverage the power of music for relaxation. Visit the CFCArts YouTube to watch past Music for Relaxation sessions and Wind Down Wednesday videos

Learn more at YouTube.com/CFCArts

A group of older adults (55+) who have a desire and a mission to give back to the community by performing and to have a lot of fun doing it. Visit the CFCArts YouTube to watch past Narrators! performances.

Learn more at YouTube.com/CFCArts

The arts are essential to the lives of people of all ages and a powerful tool for building community. Join Joshua Vickery, Founder & Executive Director of Central Florida Community Arts, as he interviews guests who are changing the world through the arts, one life at a time. Whether you want to learn about creating community through the arts, be moved by the stories of our people, or be inspired to make a change in your community, this is the podcast for you.

Learn more at CFCArts.com/Our-Stories

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The arts are essential to the lives of people of all ages and a powerful tool for building community.

Join Joshua Vickery, Founder & Executive Director of Central Florida Community Arts, as he interviews guests who are changing the world through the arts, one life at a time. Whether you want to learn about creating community through the arts, be moved by the stories of our people, or be inspired to make a change in your community, this is the podcast for you.

Listen and subscribe at CFCArts.com/Our-Stories

Are you feeling anxious, tense or overwhelmed? In need of a way to relax? Take a short break and join CFCArts as we leverage the power of music for relaxation. Visit CFCArts Youtube to watch past sessions in the Music for Relaxation playlist!

CFCArts is offering virtual classes and private lessons at affordable prices for all different disciplines of the performing arts.

Some classes are going to present age-specific offerings, including music classes geared toward different levels of K-12 students, classes for older adults, and some classes and workshops for everyone to enjoy! Learn more about these classes by emailing school@cfcarts.com.

One-on-one acting, piano, voice, guitar, violin, and other instrumental lessons are happening from the comfort and safety of home through the use of Google Hangouts. If you want to try something new or dust off an old skill, now is the perfect time for both children and adults to start! Learn more by emailing Academy@cfcarts.com.

A full schedule, registration, and more info at CFCArts.com/Academy

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Puck, a mischievous fairy, plays tricks on four Athenians in the forest, making two men fall in love with the same woman. The four lovers run through the forest in pursuit of one another while Puck also helps his master to trick the fairy queen. 

As COVID-19 began to alter our ability to perform live theatre for a while, the team behind the Theatre program at CFCArts leapt to action in efforts to continue to produce theatre even in the midst of a global pandemic, and that is how our Audio-Play version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was born. 

Download or Stream this audio-play for $5 or pay what you will. Half of all sales will go to the artists involved, and the other half will contribute to the on-going sustainability of the Theatre Program at CFCArts!

Purchase your copy today: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespare, an Audio-Play Experience

CFCArts Holidays in the Courtyard series features local Central Florida performers making spirits bright with music and fun this holiday season! Join us in-person for these outdoor cabarets in an enchanted festive atmosphere or enjoy the performance from the comfort of your own home!

See the lineup and get your tickets today!

Want to take the NOEL experience home? To kick off your Christmas celebrations, join members of the CFCArts Community Choir as they present the traditional and spirited celebration of The Christmas Story as told through the most beloved Christmas carols. Featuring magnificent and brilliant arrangements of Christmas’ most treasured carols, NOEL is an inspiring collection of arrangements from award-winning and renowned conductor and arranger, Derric Johnson. This concert was filmed by Valencia College’s Film Department in a live, outdoor performance created for film.
Video-On-Demand Premiering on Christmas Eve
Pay-What-You-Will Starting at $1

Playwrights (and aspiring playwrights) are welcome to enter Time To Write: A Challenge for Playwrights through April 24, to write an original complete work of any length for a chance at different opportunities, including virtual readings, and even the chance to see their work on stage at CFCArts. Find out more at CFCArts.com/TimeToWrite. 

CFCArts is hosting a virtual concert series dedicated to Health Care Personnel and First Responders. It will feature many performers who you may recognize from local stages and theme parks, broadcasting concerts from their home! These 30-minute concerts will feature singers, guitarists, piano players and more, and range from Broadway to pop, rock to Disney, and more! These concerts are held most days from now through the beginning of May at 6pm, and can be found on the CFCArts Facebook (Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts).

Beginning on March 31, the CFCArts theatre team will select a song that singers can submit a video of themselves singing to. Find out more at CFCArts.com/TimeToSing 

Central Florida Community Arts’ UpBeat! Musical Theatre Program Presents Fairly Odd Tales: A Virtual Play for Exceptional Learners!

Fairly Odd Tales is an original virtual play featuring teens and young adults with varying abilities! Join our CFCArts’ skilled Teaching Artists for private one-on-one virtual rehearsals that will culminate in filming each student’s assigned role via a virtual platform. Our creative team will put the scenes together to create an engaging virtual performance!
Summer Camps
Starting June 1st, the CFCArts Children & Youth Arts Program will be holding over 30 virtual summer camps!
Camps will be available for students in Pre-k to Grade 12. Enroll your child in musical theatre, acting, vocal music, dance, and more! Hold your spot today with a refundable $25 deposit.

A virtual fundraising cabaret for CFCArts Education Programs

Join the members of the CFCArts Staff & Board for an evening of fun and music!

Tickets are $1, with the opportunity to increase your impact by making a donation towards CFCArts Education Programs.

CFCArts Fabric Face Masks
Stay safe AND show your love for CFCArts whenever you step outside! Quantities are limited, so make sure to grab yours fast.

We are (virtually) celebrating the success of CFCArts Theatre’s Season 5 and want YOU to join us! Join Donald Rupe and artists from all of the productions – fom Bye Bye Birdie in July 2019 to our season 5 closer, From Here – as they reflect on the season and watch clips from each show.

Click here to find out more!

Join local artists for Virtual Cabarets Thursdays at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $5 with the option to pay what you will. 50% of ticket sales support CFCArts and 50% goes directly to the artists.

At the beginning of 2020, CFCArts had over 80 site-specific arts experiences with community partners to help expand access to arts in Central Florida. Even though we can’t meet in person right now, we’re finding virtual ways to connect with our community partners and continue providing arts experiences in different ways to people they serve.

Visit CFCArts on YouTube to watch Musical Minds singalongs, or join us for our live Musical Minds Sing-Along Experience by visiting CFCArts.com/MusicalMinds.