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 Director

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.

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 8 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.

Fall 2021 Season

Join the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate 50 years of magic with fun, family-friendly music from Disney attractions including The Haunted Mansion, Soarin’, and Pirates of the Caribbean; nighttime spectaculars like Wishes, Fantasmic, and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth; and a wide variety of movies like UP, Frozen, and The Lion King.

  • 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

All participants in any in-person activities are required to hear to all health and safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, using marked entrances and exits, etc.). Click here to read the CFCArts Health & Safety Guidelines. 

  • Provide your own music stand, if possible
  • Bring pads or containers to catch excess moisture from your instruments

The annual membership due is $100. This due covers the full annual season (August-2020-July 2021). 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 (except for Thanksgiving). Rehearsals for this season begin on July 18.

  • 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.
  • There will also be a ZOOM link each week so you can also connect from home if you’re not ready to come out or if your section isn’t called to be there in-person that particular week.

Venue Instructions:

  • The parking lot entrance is right next to a small house / administrative office.  That address is 5867 Randolph Avenue, 32809 if you’d prefer to enter that.
  • Enter the parking lot from Randolph Avenue just South of Waltham Avenue.  This is the only gate that will be open for you to enter. Take the walkway that meets the crosswalk and cross the street (indicated by the yellow line) to the security gate.Follow the yellow line to our rehearsal building. It looks like a long walk, but it’s about the same as the distance to the Calvary Gym.Check-in will be just inside the doors and you’ll be directed to our rehearsal room from there.
  • Your temperature will be taken at this gate.  Since the campus is secured, please alert Priscilla at 863-370-4930 if you are running late.  We will be sure to have someone at the gate to let you in.
  • All of the chairs will be labeled for each section, so please find a seat in your section and get ready for a great rehearsal.
  • Please do not arrive any earlier than 6:40pm, to make sure we have ample time to have the space prepared for you.

The Fall Symphony Orchestra concert is currently planned to be held on November 4-5 at Northland Church. We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World by performing big, fun, family-friendly music from Disney attractions, fireworks, and movies. We hope to include dancers and we are planning to include a small choir, but this really is a big orchestra concert where the music will be very ‘symphonic’ in style.  

You can look forward to selections from:
  • Attractions like The Haunted Mansion, Soarin’, and Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Nightime Spectaculars like Wishes, Fantasmic, and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
  • Movies like Mary Poppins, Frozen, UP, Moana, The Princess and the Frog, Lion King, and more.

Pay Season Dues

Pay your season dues for the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra or CFCArts Big Band!
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New Member?

Would you like to be a new member? Tell us about yourself and fill out an membership interest form!
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