The West Virginia University Community Music Program is inviting talented high school flute students to attend WVU Flute Camp at the Creative Arts Center June 20-23.

WVU flute professor Francesca Arnone is presenting this special event. The program will include flute master classes, small group lessons with WVU students and faculty, tone and technique classes, chamber music ensembles, a large flute choir, faculty recitals and a final gala concert for family and friends.

The camp is open to all high school flutists who are entering grades 9-12. Registration deadline is May 15.

Arnone is director of the WVU Flute Choir and a member of the WVU Laureate Wind Quintet.

She earned flute performance degrees from Oberlin College, the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Miami.

She has served as principal flute of the Boise Philharmonic for four seasons and as piccolo of the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra since 1997.

Prior to this, she was co-principal and piccolo of the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico.

Arnone has performed with the Florida Philharmonic, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Missouri Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife in Spain, among others.

Before coming to WVU , she taught at Northwest Nazarene University, Boise State University and Idaho State University.

A winner of the National Flute Associations Doctoral Dissertation and Convention Performers competitions, she has appeared in the Dallas, Las Vegas and San Diego annual conventions.

She has also been a flute and piccolo concerto soloist in the United States and Mexico.

Tuition for the camp is $125, which includes all events except private lessons. Accommodation fees are separate from camp tuition.

To register, visit the Community Arts Program Web site at “> or contact the WVU Community Arts Program at 401A Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV 26506 -6111 or 304 293-4841, ext. 3168.

For more information about specific WVU Flute Camp events, contact Arnone at 304-293-4841, ext. 3191 or email .