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School of Music Assistant Professor Francesca Arnone named Powell Artist

Congratulations to Francesca Arnone, Assistant Professor at the USF School of Music on being named a Powell Artist. She was recently celebrated in Boston with a Powell Showcase and Performance followed by a meet and greet reception and a masterclass.

Professor Arnone directs the USF Flute Ensemble and coordinates a variety of USF projects designed to build community. A versatile flutist and piccoloist, Professor Arnone performs with the Sarasota Opera and Palm Beach Opera orchestras as well as other orchestras across Florida. She has been a featured guest artist at flute festivals around the country, and numerous flute conventions, including those of the National Flute Association, British Flute Society, and the International Flute Festival of Costa Rica.

For Arnone, this recognition is very meaningful because, “Powell has a long-standing tradition of setting the standard for flutes and piccolos in the music industry, and I am deeply honored to be joining the roster of Powell Artists.”

About Powell Flutes

Recognized as the "gold standard" of the flute world for more than eight decades, Powell’s Custom Handmade flutes have been celebrated for their flexibility of color, ease of response, and reliability. Their dedication to handcrafting instruments to exacting specifications ensures that instruments made over a century ago are still being played today in some of the world’s finest orchestras.