Francine Ross Pancost

2567 Gardner Place

Glendale CA 91206-3018

  818. 241-9772   



Francine Pancost  earned her Bachelors from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Joseph Mariano, and Masters from U.S.C. In Los Angeles, Francine has been heard live on KUSC, KFAC radio and on many recordings.  Regionally, she has performed with the Santa Barbara Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Westside-Beverly Hills Symphony, Foothill Artists Trio and Five Winds Quintet performing for the Da Camera Society and Southbay Chamber Music Series.  Francine performed in the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra and has filmed for Bravo Cable.  She toured Spain in the New York Festival Orchestra.  Mrs. Pancost has performed throughout California as a Soloist for the Creative Society and given benefit concerts for the Glendale Branch Music Teacher’s Scholarship Music scholarship fund as well as teaching master classes for UCLA and Whittier Branch MTAC. She recently resigned after 15 years as woodwind director for the Southern California Junior Bach Festival. She is currently Director/Conductor of the  Foothill Youth Flute Choir and the Los Angeles Music Center’s Active Arts GYCB flute choir, now in it's fourth year, with 81 flutists, performing Fall 2009 in Disney Hall. In 2009 anonymous donors commissioned a piece, Four Spirituals for Flute Choir, in Francine's behalf, composed by Phyllis Louke. This work was premiered in 2010 by the Foothill Youth Flute Choir in 2010. Francine was requested to lead a flute choir reading session for the National Flute Association convention in 2010, conducting 15 newly composed pieces, including the Four Spirituals.  In 2011, Francine formed the new Jewel City Flute Choir. The choir is now entering it's third season with  20 members.


Mrs. Pancost maintains an active teaching studio. Mrs. Pancost’s students have been selected as the Yamaha Young Artist, Young Musicians’ Foundation Disney Orchestra, YMF scholarships; including the “Henry Mancini”, Pasadena Soloist competition, ASCAP scholarship, Music Center “Spotlight Award” finalist, Spokane Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Music Teachers National Assoc. (MTNA) state soloist winner and Western United States Division Alternate, National Foundation for the Arts - highest award, National Flute Association National convention High School Flute Choir & Master class with Carol Wincenc. She is listed in the American and International “Who’s Who" of Music and American Women’s “Who’s Who”.


Francine Pancost’s advanced students have continued their education at the Eastman School of Music, Julliard, Curtis Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Aspen Music Festival, Cornell, Wellesley, Duke, Princeton, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Peabody Institute, U.S.C.,  and Paris Conservatory.