Charlie Griffin, CF2 Director

Photo by Angela Bell Deems

Charlie Griffin is the founder and Executive Director of the Cenrtral Florida Composers Forum. He is the recipient of more than 25 paid commissions that have been performed in 20 countries in such venues as Merkin and Weill Recital Halls in New York, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, the Aspen, Spoleto and Cervantino Music Festivals, and conventions of the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Percussive Arts Society, American Choral Directors Association and the National Flute Association. His work is included on several CDs and regularly aired on radio stations such as WNYC and WQXR in New York, WGBH in Boston and WHPK in Chicago.

After 5 years living and working in Latvia, he returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take the position of Course Director of Advanced Music Composition in Full Sail University’s MPBS division. An award-winning member of ASCAP and former Director of the NY Chapter of the American Composers Forum, he has served on the adjunct faculties of Hofstra University, Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and Nassau Community College.

Learn more at

El Paso de la Siguiriya – Milwaukee Choral Artists
The Persistence of Past Chemistries – Ethos Percussion Group
Set Fire to Have Light – Griffin String Quartet