About the School
Francesca Arnone
Francesca Arnone
Visiting Professor of Flute
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Email:francescaa@usf.edu

Francesca Arnone is a versatile flutist and piccoloist, equally at home in orchestral, solo, chamber music, and college teaching settings. She grew up in Port Charlotte, Florida, and earned degrees from Oberlin (BM), San Francisco Conservatory (MM), and the University of Miami (DMA).

Francesca has held Principal Flute, Second Flute, and Piccolo positions in orchestras in the US and abroad. She is currently a member of the Palm Beach Opera and Opera Tampa orchestras, and collaborates with ensembleNEWSRQ, reACT, and orchestras around the state of Florida. She has been a concerto soloist on flute, alto flute, and piccolo, on repertoire ranging from Bach to Chen Yi. Her solo and chamber music recordings on MSR and PARMA have met with critical acclaim.

A featured guest artist at flute festivals around the country, she has also performed at numerous flute conventions, including those of the National Flute Association, British Flute Society, and the Flute Society of Spain. An avid traveler, she has performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, in such venues as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Conservatory of Madrid, Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice, and the Split Academy of Music in Croatia.

Currently a visiting instructor at the University of South Florida and on faculty at Tampa’s Patel Conservatory, she has taught at Boise State, West Virginia, Idaho State, and Baylor universities as well as many summer festivals and music camps. Please see www.francescaarnone.com