Our History

The Central Florida Community Arts orchestra was established in the Fall of 2011. Our performances are designed to entertain our audience several times a year, while challenging our performers on a weekly basis. We play a repertoire that ranges from Lennon and McCartney, to Rossini and Copland, to The Planets and The Lord of the Rings. Members of our orchestra have accompanied the CFCArts choir for their major concerts and Summer Broadway performances, playing for over 2,500 patrons at a time. Our members have also formed several small ensembles including a string quartet, a flute choir, a brass quintet and a brass ensemble, providing new performance opportunities and allowing our orchestra to increase our community outreach efforts.

From amateurs to professionals, our 155-piece orchestra is about music and the love of playing in a community setting. It’s non-auditioned so if you are age 18 or over and would like to play with us, fill out a membership interest form, pay the annual due and see why we think we have one of the best community orchestras out there! If you play regularly or are simply looking for a place to re-start after years away from playing, we welcome you to join us!

For musicians interested in playing jazz, click here to find out more about the CFCArts Big Band!

About the Team

With a degree in Music Education and a focus on Instrumental Conducting, Justin has taught music at all levels, directed marching bands, conducted choirs and orchestras, and served as the Director of Music and Fine Arts for a large United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Justin currently works as an Entertainment Manager at Walt Disney World.

Sara has been highly active in music since elementary school. She was active in concert bands, orchestras, and marching bands throughout high school and college where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from UCF. She’s also been heavily involved in Drum Corps International since 2006, both as a marching member of the Boston Crusaders and as a staff member of several other ensembles. She also had the opportunity to travel and perform all over Japan with the all-female stage show, Brass Angels: Odyssey in 2008. Sara has been an elementary music teacher for the past 10 years and joined CFCArts as a trumpet player in 2018 in both our Symphony Orchestra and Big Band.

Priscilla has been involved with music since she started playing the flute in 4th grade. She was a member of an award-winning high school marching band and symphonic band and capped her instrumental career with four years in the Big Brown Music Machine at CSU Long Beach. Since relocating to Florida from California in 2004, she has been involved with several area choirs and has participated in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot as a member of the Walt Disney World Cast Choir for the last eight years. Priscilla has been a member of the CFCArts Community Choir since its inception and works for the Walt Disney Company as a Guest Information Coordinator.

Spring 2022 Season

Join the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra in Steinmetz Hall this November for a classic rock concert! Classic(al) rock, that is… This unforgettable concert will feature our 170-member orchestra, a rock band, and a few special guests. Come rock out to everything from The Beatles and Queen to Metallica, Pink, Bon Jovi, Journey, Van Halen and so much more. Classic(al) Rock will be a high-energy, fun spectacle for your whole family that will have you singing along, banging your head, and experiencing the joy of live music on an epic scale. Don’t miss this chance to hear some of your favorite rock hits performed by one of America’s largest community orchestras in one of America’s greatest concert halls!

  • 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
  • Social distancing is no longer required for members or patrons. However, socially-distanced seating is available for patrons upon request.
  • A virtual rehearsal option is available. A Zoom link is included in the weekly member email.
  • Please print your own music if possible. If you are unable to, please email priscilla@cfcarts.com.
  • Provide your own music stand, if possible.
  • Brass players, please have something that can collect your excess water from your water key and be prepared to take this home and dispose of it there.
  • Masks are optional for members and patrons starting on March 13, 2022.
The annual membership due is $100. This due covers the full annual season (August-2022-July 2023). See below for ways to pay your dues:

  1. Cash or check payments can be made at rehearsal and credit card payments can be made online. Please click the button in the box below to pay your dues.
  2. To discuss a payment plan, email priscilla@cfcarts.com.
  3. For financial assistance, click here.
CFCArts Symphony Orchestra rehearsals are held at Cornerstone Charter Academy (5903 Randolph Avenue, Belle Isle, FL 32809) every Sunday from 7 – 9 PM. Rehearsals for this season begin on July 31.

In order to make sure we have the room set safely and accurately, we are requiring you to RSVP for rehearsals until further notice. Please email Priscilla at priscilla@cfcarts.com if you are planning on attending in-person rehearsals.

The Fall Symphony Orchestra concert is currently planned to be held on November 19 at Steinmetz Hall (Dr. Phillips Center). We will be putting on our very own rock concert, Classic(al) Rock, that will be a high-energy, fun spectacle that will have you singing along, banging your head, and experiencing the joy of live music on an epic scale. Featuring music from The Beatles and Queen to Metallica, Pink, Bon Jovi, Journey, Van Halen, and more, this will be a ‘rocking’ way to kick off our 2022-23 season. We are planning to include a rock band and a few special guests, but this is still a big orchestra concert where the music will be a ‘symphonic’ version of classic rock.

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