We are excited to have Joshua Vickery, Executive Director of Central Florida Community Arts, return to host and emcee the pageant the evening of January 19th, in Downtown Orlando at the
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
(To purchase tickets, drphillipscenter.org)
About Joshua Vickery:
Joshua Vickery is a vocalist, actor, teacher, producer, musical director, arts administrator and conductor. Joshua’s love of music and the arts has allowed him to have an incredible career thus far. He earned his Associate of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at Indian River Community College, receiving the honor of Outstanding Fine Arts Graduate. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Education/Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he performed with three of the universities elite vocal groups and served in various leadership roles.
Joshua grew up with a passion for music ministry. While studying music in college, he served as Associate Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach for two years where he directed the church’s vocal praise teams, led music services and assisting in directing the church’s Singing Christmas Tree production, which was viewed by thousands of patrons in Palm Beach televised.
In 2003 he became the Worship Arts Pastor of Orlando Baptist Church and Fine Arts Director at Orlando Christian Prep, a K-12 school where he taught voice, and vocal performance and developed and directed several school choirs. His journey then continued on to Aloma Church where Joshua combined his talents to lead a large church ministry with every aspect including choirs, orchestra, and youth programs. During his tenure in these churches, he founded and served as the Executive Producer of the Central Florida Christmas Celebration in which he coached youth and adult vocal performers, developed scripts, and managed hundreds of volunteers.
Joshua currently serves as executive director of Central Florida Community Arts, an organization which he founded in 2010. This organization consists of over 1,0000 artists in multiple choirs, an adult and youth symphony orchestra, children/youth arts program, theatre, arts and wellness programs and a School of Performing Arts. CFCArts strives to make the arts affordable and accessible, and uses the arts as a catalyst to create change in the community, while partnering with other charities to bring the arts at no cost.
Joshua has been a featured soloist in countless venues, produced musical recordings, and been the director of numerous productions. Joshua has also served as an entertainment leader, casting director, and vocal coach for Walt Disney Entertainment and serves as a consultant for other arts organizations in its beginning stages and a voice for local, state and national arts advocacy. He has been named the Arts Education Professional of the Year in the State of Florida and Named in the Top 50 Most Powerful List to Watch and Top 3 Community Leaders by Orlando Magazine.
Joshua has lived in Orlando since 2003 and has enjoyed serving on the board of several fine entities, and a member of FAACS School Administrators, Visit Orlando, Young Professional Network, Central Florida Leadership Forum, and Leadership Orlando.