Our Stories2020-05-13T13:43:07-04:00

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.

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608, 2020

Father, husband, drummer, and former board chair Chad Faulkenberry discusses the service-minded nature of an artist and why arts make us better people.

2307, 2020

Choir teacher, worship leader, and co-founder of CFCArts, Jonathan Cole joins Joshua Vickery as they discuss the beginnings of what we now know as Central Florida Community Arts.

1607, 2020

Music and theatre teacher Erin Boone joins Joshua Vickery to reminisce on her defining moments as an educator in her journey of becoming fearless.

907, 2020

Artist and educator Jamaal Solomon joins Joshua Vickery to tell his story of performance through church, military, and within the “juggernaut” of CFCArts. Originally recorded in late June, 2020.

207, 2020

CFCArts Director of Choral Programs Brandon Fender describes the artist’s life through the lens of his own musical upbringing and discusses the influence of CFCArts in artistic community-building.

2506, 2020

Joshua Vickery joins Leah Porrata, CFCArts Director of Education, Youth Programs & Academy, as they take a look back at her theatre influences, artistic impact, and stories of change-making within the organization. This episode was recorded in early May 2020.

1806, 2020

CFCArts board member and orchestra musician LaTasha Barnes joins Joshua Vickery to discuss her artistic journey in picking up her flute again. This podcast was recorded in early May.

1106, 2020

Former CFCArts board chair Sara Brady joins Joshua Vickery to discuss the business side of growing a performing arts non-profit. Originally recorded in early May, 2020.

406, 2020

Donald Rupe, Founder and Director of the CFCArts Theatre, joins Joshua Vickery to talk about how one committed performing arts teacher changed his life, sending him on a journey to become a theatre director and writer. Originally recorded in early May, 2020.

2805, 2020

Rob Lott, a member of the professional artist community of Central Florida for over 10 years, discusses the “core values” of his family, his life as a performer and director, and how those guided the path of Central Florida Community Arts.