Emily Skala has held three Principal Flute positions, has been Guest Principal in orchestras on three continents, and has been in demand at music festivals from Aspen to Edinburgh to Brazil. As soloist she has appeared with such internationally renowned maestri as Marin Alsop, Juanjo Mena, David Zinman and Mario Venzago. Ms. Skala has taught masterclasses at the National Orchestral Institute, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, George Mason University, abroad in Suanbo, Korea and for the National Flute Association's annual conventions. She has been the Principal Flutist of the BSO since 1988 and a faculty member of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University since 1989.
While Principal Flutist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Skala has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in some of the most demanding repertoire for the flute, from Corigliano to Rouse and Bach to Takemitsu. She has also performed on numerous recordings, including Grammy nominated CDs and Grammy winning CDs, under the direction of David Zinman and Marin Alsop on the Decca, Telarc, Sony and Naxos labels.