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.
From a young Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol to CFCArts Board Chair and Associate Vice President at Seminole State College of Florida, Stephen Summers speaks on the shared experiences in the arts that play a crucial part of our humanity and how we connect as humans.
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.
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.
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.
Joshua Vickery interviews Katherine Gray, founder of the children and youth arts programs at CFCArts. She discusses the beginnings of building a safe and welcoming home for students of all ages and the stories that come out of that commitment.
Joshua Vickery welcomes Justin Muchoney, the Music Director of the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, to discuss his journey as an artist, conductor, and leader of one of the largest community orchestras in the country.