The State College of Florida and The Venice Community Orchestra OFFER A

“Community String Ensemble PROGRAM”

If you’d like to play a string instrument (Violin, viola, cello or bass) with a group of people of all ages in a very friendly environment, consider joining this joint program offered at the SCF Venice Campus as part of SCF Corporate and Community Development (CCD) courses.

The program consists of two terms (fall and spring) of 13 sessions each. It is open to anyone who can read music and enjoys playing classical symphonic and traditional repertoire. It is a multigenerational program. The sessions are tailored to players who learned how to play during their early school days then stopped, and later in life decided to get back into music, as well as to advancing beginners, SCF students, amateurs and retired professional musicians wanting to remain musically active. You are not required to audition to be part of this program.

Two sessions of 13 classes each

  • 13 Saturdays, Sept 21 – Dec 14, including 1 Performance.
  • 13 Saturdays, Jan 4 – Mar 29, including 1 Performance.

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Location: SCF Venice campus at 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293.

Instructor: Todd Craven, Adjunct Music Professor at SCF Music Department

Fee/term of 13 sessions: $85

  • Snowbirds are welcome to join any time before mid session on a prorated fee.
  • Participants will need to bring their own musical instrument and stand.
  • Music will be handed out during the first session.


Sign up through the SCF Corporate and Community Development Office (CCD) at or in person at any of the campuses.

Information on the VCO can be obtained by emailing and/or visiting