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RIIFF 2013 Team

Joanne Arnold

Administrative Director

JoanneJoanne Arnold
earned a Graduate Performance Diploma from Longy School of Music, and a BA in Drama from Franklin Pierce College. For more than fifteen years, Ms. Arnold was actively employed in the Private Pension Industry as a Pension Administrator, Senior Administrator, Team Leader, and Senior Compliance Analyst. She has worked in the retail industry and not-for-profit sector as a Department Manager and Bookkeeper. Currently, she serves as Administrative Director for Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival.


She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and has served on the Program Planning Committee at the RI NATS Chapter level. In addition to her current position with Flickers, she teaches voice in two (2) active studios. Joanne is in demand as a voice teacher and adjudicator. Her voice studios at More than Music in North Kingstown and her private studio in South Kingstown encompass more than 30 actively performing students ages 10 - 65 from South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Narragansett, Exeter and Providence. Her students have gone on to study music and musical theatre colleges and universities such as Emerson, Westchester University, Elizabethtown, Ithaca, Rider University, Skidmore, Syracuse, Wagner College, and Wheaton College. While at Courthouse Center for the Arts, Ms. Arnold founded and directed voGi angeli, a women's ensemble for high school aged girls who attend South Kingstown High School, North Kingstown High School, The Prout School and LaSalle Academy.


She is a two-time Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Festival 1st place winner as well as a two time recipient of the Arts Education Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation. Ms. Arnold is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Queens River Trio. Recent appearances include Madame Dindon in La Cage aux Folles and the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd. She premiered the role of Mrs. Vane in Portrait of Dorian Gray: The Musical. Ms. Arnold has appeared with Ocean State Lyric Opera, Opera Providence, Salt Marsh Opera and with II Piccolo teatro dell'Opera at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. Concert appearances include the Mozart Coronation Mass, Mozart Requiem, Schubert Mass in G, Verdi Te Deum, Trinity Episcopal Church Advent and Lenten Concert Series (Newport, RI), Dunns Corner Summer Series (Westerly, RI), Linden Place Ballroom (Bristol, RI), Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingston, RI), and the Rededication Ceremony for the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge at Pettaquamscutt Cove (Narragansett, RI).


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