The University of South Florida Flute Studio members are a strong and open community of musicians. We welcome flutists of all races, ethnicities, gender identities and orientations, religions, and cultures. We work hard to be a close family who learns and grows together.
Here at USF, we are all music majors who are flutists, and we all take weekly lessons with Francesca Arnone, play together in chamber ensembles and large flute ensemble, and play in a wide variety of ensembles at the School of Music. As a studio, we meet weekly for private lessons, performance classes, studio classes, chamber music, and special topic classes to strengthen our playing and musicianship.
Want to be a part of the studio?
If you're interested in joining our vibrant community and growing through flute study, you sound like the kind of flutist we'd like to hear audition for us!
Contact me to set up an online meeting, where we can talk about your plans, address any questions, and have an informal sample lesson.
Audition information for the 2021-2022 academic year The USF School of Music will conduct all auditions by as video recordings. Here are the required materials each applicant will submit through GetAcceptd:
Flute –Dr. Francesca Arnone 1.Video of introduction, where you briefly share your creative activities and journey as a musician 2.Video: two selections of your choice that best showcase your abilities in your primary performance area, in contrasting styles and tempos 3.Video: sing one acapella major scale on the note of your choice (ascending and descending); use any method for singing this you choose (syllables, scale degrees, "la," ...
In addition to audition selections listed by area, we invite you to submit a video where you demonstrate your personal style and technical ability, to reveal another way you express yourself through any form of music. This step is optional and is not required.
All faculty welcome your contact at any time during this process
I always like to meet with each student auditioning, so contact me as soon as you know you will be applying so we can arrange a time to meet online if face to face visits will not be an option.
Music Studies - an opportunity to pursue another degree area in addition to music
Music Composition (undergraduate and graduate)
Visit the studio
To arrange a Music Major for a Day Experiencewhere you shadow a student, take an informal lesson, sit in on classes and ensembles, and immerse yourself in the campus exeperience, contact Dr. Arnone. We can also arrange an online lesson to get to know each other prior to your audition to help you play your best!