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! All USF flutists study with me, Dr. Francesca Arnone
We have undergraduate, graduate (MM), and doctoral (PhD) students in the studio! Contact me for more info about assistantship options. If you're interested in maximizing scholarship possibilities, check this out and also our Honors College.
Audition information for the 2022-2023 academic year The USF School of Music will conduct auditions as video recordings. If you prefer to arrange a time to play for me in person at USF, please contact me, or attend the Flute Studio Open House on January 22 (see below). Here are the required materials applicants will submit through GetAcceptd:
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 that you wish (solfege syllables, scale degrees, "la," ...)
In addition to audition selections listed above, 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.
I welcome your contact at any time during this process!
Graduate students: please submit substantial materials best representing your playing and musicianship; one selection must be performed with another instrument. Your video statement should also include your career goals and an example of a satisfying music-related project you have experienced.
All prospective students: I always like to meet with each student who is auditioning! Contact me as you prepare your application so we can arrange a time to meet online if face to face visits will not be an option.
Flute Studio Open House: January 22, 1 - 4 PM. If you have applied or you prefer to play a live audition, here is an opportunity to visit campus, take a sample lesson, and play for me in person. If you prefer to audition in person instead of a video audition, this is the final day to play for me in person. Meet with current flute majors and take a tour! Let me know if you're interested in this optional opportunity.
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!