Musical Minds Choir

Musical Minds Choir is geared toward adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Choir members are accompanied by their care partners who are welcome to sing with the choir or sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful music. Being a member of the Musical Minds Choir will provide you an opportunity to meet others who are also living with memory loss and have some fun while exercising the brain. Research findings suggest that being part of making music such as singing or playing an instrument, or simply listening to music can be a great way to stimulate the brain and help promote brain health.

In-Person Programs

Free live music program where care partners and adults with early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease can sing along to live music from across the decades and genres. Lyrics will be provided and no prior music experience is required. Masks and social distancing are required. RSVP by emailing school@cfcarts.com.

Please take a moment to review the CFCArts Organization-Wide Health & Safety Guidelines.

Altamonte Springs – Wednesdays 10-11am

Led By Jill Dautzenberg at One Senior Place (715 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714)

Jill is a graduate of the Millikin University School of Music in Decatur, Illinois, with a degree in applied voice/vocal performance. She also holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Jill is an experienced voice and piano teacher. She is accomplished in performing and teaching many types and styles of music such as opera, musical theatre, pop, classic rock, standards, jazz and blues. She has also directed praise and worship in Illinois and Florida. Recently, she has performed with several local jazz bands, toured with some of the best world touring Elvis Tribute Artists, and you can find her working with many Florida projects singing cabaret, R & B, country, jazz and blues. In addition, Jill can also be found playing piano at local piano bars and performing at local retirement communities. She is currently Music Director at United Church of Sebastian.

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Winter Garden – Thursdays 10:30-11:30am

Led By Harry Rios at SOBO Art Gallery – Winter Garden Art Association (127 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787)

At the age of seven, when playing his first notes on the piano, Harry quickly learned that he wanted to be a pianist performing in the styles of Jazz and Latin music. Growing up in New Orleans, he was exposed to a wide array of jazz forms ranging from Ragtime to bebop, ballads and fast swing. His Puerto Rican heritage influenced him to blend the styles of salsa and jazz into Latin jazz. Since 2006, Obtaining a BA in music performance from Stetson University, Harry implemented the techniques and technical proficiency he learned into his performances to wow audiences from around the world. With his arranging, teaching and performing, Harry maintained an active schedule collaborating with musicians throughout Central Florida and has served as a Musical Director, arranger, composer and performer for corporate events, universities and Cruise Lines. Most recently Harry joined Royal Caribbean Cruises in Europe, Canada, Alaska and Southeast Asia as a resident Guest Entertainer and arranged/produced his first Headliner act with a full band behind him where he honed his skills for audience engagement, charming them with his smile and high energy. Still growing, learning and with loads of experience at a young age, Harry has played for international audiences and has developed 100’s of engaging shows at the piano bar of classic tunes for all to enjoy. Come see Harry give an engaging performance that audiences have enjoyed around the world.

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Virtual

Wednesdays 10-11am

Free live virtual music program where care partners and adults with early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease can sing along to live music from across the decades and genres. Lyrics will be provided and no prior music experience is required. Virtual Musical Minds will be held via Zoom. Meeting ID: 823 2493 0843. Passcode: 530060.

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Not quite ready to join but have some questions about the program or how to get involved? Just ask! Contact our Musical Minds administrator at (407) 937-1800, or email musicalminds@cfcarts.com.

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