Dr. Francesca Arnone
Assistant Professor of Flute
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco TX 76798-7408
Phone: (254) 710-6524
Fax: (254) 710-3574
Dr. FRANCESCA ARNONE is an active flute and piccolo soloist, recitalist, and clinician dedicated to promoting new music and engaged musicianship. She earned flute performance degrees from Oberlin (BM), the San Francisco Conservatory (MM), and the University of Miami (DMA), where she studied with Robert Willoughby, Julia Bogorad-Kogan, Tim Day, and Christine Nield. While at San Francisco Conservatory she had the unique privilege of being a year-long participant in Bobby McFerrin’s “Creativity 101” Class.
Dr. Arnone recently performed in chamber and solo recital settings at such venues as London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields (2008, 2010) and St. Paul’s Church Covent Garden, Music in the Museums of Rio Series in Rio de Janeiro, the Royal Conservatory in Madrid, Split Academy of Music in Croatia, the Royal Northern College of Music, and Colorado Music Festival. She has been featured at events by the Florida Flute Association, Flute Society of Kentucky, Pittsburgh Flute Club, and Flute Society of Washington’s Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair. She also has many years of orchestral experience, holding the chairs of Principal, Second Flute, and Piccolo in numerous regional orchestras in the US, Mexico, and Spain. She has been a concerto soloist in the United States and Mexico, including three subscription concerts of Rodgrigo’s Concierto Pastoral with the Boise Philharmonic, Chen Yi’s Golden Flute with the WVU Symphony, and Bruce Broughton’s Piccolo Concerto with the WVU Wind Symphony.
A winner of the National Flute Association’s Doctoral Dissertation and Convention Performers competitions, Arnone is a frequent performer and presenter at NFA conventions. Her university ensembles have performed at NFA conventions in San Diego and New York, where they gave the world premiere of Nancy Galbraith’s Streaming Green (2009). She has performed and presented at national and international College Music Society conferences in South Korea, Minneapolis, Croatia, Portland, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City; at the International Double Reed Society conferences in Birmingham (UK) and Ithaca; at conventions for the British Flute Society and Spanish Flute Society; at SEAMUS at the Frost School of Music in Miami; and at national conferences for MENC and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction.
Before coming to Baylor, Dr. Arnone was Assistant Professor at West Virginia University for five years, where she was recognized by the Division of Music for outstanding research in 2009 and 2010, and Visiting Assistant Professor at Boise State University. She is the founding director of the WVU High School Flute Camp, which attracted students from eight states in 2011. She assisted and organized the 2008 and 2009 Trevor Wye U.S. Seminars, and was coordinator and Associate Faculty for the WVU Flute Seminar Series, which featured Jim Walker, Alberto Almarza, and Julia Bogorad-Kogan. Her guest masterclass appearances include the University of Oregon, University of Minnesota, SUNY-Potsdam, University of Kansas, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, Utah State University, and Ohio University. She has taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan since 2008 and was featured in the May/June 2011 issue of Flute Talk magazine. She serves on the National Flute Association’s Executive Board and the Career Services and Instructional Technology/Information Services committees for the College Music Society.