Francesca Arnone is an active flute and piccolo soloist, chamber musician, and educator. An avid traveler, she enjoys pursuing this passion through music and has appeared 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, Split Academy of Music in Croatia, and the Chicago Public Library. A featured guest artist at flute events around the country, she has performed at a variety of flute conventions and festivals, including those of the National Flute Association, British Flute Society, Flute Association of Costa Rica, and the Flute Society of Spain. Her solo and chamber music recordings on the MSR and Ravello labels have met critical acclaim. A veteran of regional and opera orchestras in the US and Mexico, she now plays with a variety of orchestras and ensembles across her home state of Florida, including the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra (member since 1997). Her concerto appearances on flute, alto flute, and piccolo have ranged from works by Bach to Chen Yi. Dr. Arnone has served on the faculties of Baylor, West Virginia, Boise State, and Idaho State universities. Currently on faculty at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, she offers the online teaching platform Your Audition Advantage to people around the world, as well as sectionals and group instruction in Sarasota County schools. During the summer, she teaches at FlootFire and other music camps around the country. She studied at the Oberlin Conservatory (BM), San Francisco Conservatory (MM), and University of Miami (DMA).