About Us

Our Mission

Central Florida Vocal Arts and Opera del Sol exist to create a better Central Florida community through arts education, performance and appreciation.

‍We are re-imagining the future of vocal arts.

Central Florida Vocal Arts is a non-profit music advocacy organization dedicated to providing the highest quality training to young artists, while also providing performance opportunities to currently emerging artists of all ages. We are creating a continuing life cycle for the vocal arts in Central Florida through a three step model. The first step, Education and Training, introduces young artists to the arts. Through our educational initiatives, we develop students’ talent, passion, and confidence.

Next, our Mainstage Productions provide a transition period for students ages 8-18 and pre-professional adults to emerge on stage alongside local professional artists. Our life cycle culminates with Opera del Sol, offering innovative productions in unexpected places and challenging perceptions of who the operatic performer and audience members are and what defines the genre as a whole.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Notwithstanding any provision of the Central Florida Vocal Arts’ Bylaws, the Corporation shall not discriminate against any director, officer, employee, applicant, or participant on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or national origin. Casting decisions will coincide with character description and vocal needs set forth by composer, performance history and creative direction set forth by the production team.

We believe ALL people are artists and deserve access to quality arts experiences, regardless of income, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religious affiliation, or age.

We actively strive for color-conscious casting and increased diversity and intersectionality at all levels of our organization.

We believe accessibility extends beyond physical limitations. We strive to increase accessibility through affordable or free ticketing and offering digital options for most of our programs.

We utilize super and subtitles when appropriate in both English and other languages for audience members who are hearing impaired or do not speak the language of the piece.

We believe no child should be turned away because of financial hardship, and offer needs-based scholarships to all of our educational programs. Our partnerships with Orange County and Osceola County Public Schools also ensure accessibility to our educational programs for all young artists regardless of financial means.

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