Edward Schultz, Flute

Edward Schultz, Flute

Dr. Joan Parker Chair

Flutist Edward Schultz, principal flutist for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia since 2003, has been an active performer as a soloist and an ensemble member in chamber music concerts and orchestral performances in the Philadelphia area since his arrival here in 1977. In addition to his role here he is the principal flutist for the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra, the Broadway shows at the Academy of Music, and the Philly Pops. Edward is also a member the Network for New Music and often performs within the flute section of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

His role as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra includes performances of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, the Flute Concerto of Carl Nielsen, Flute Concerto by Malcolm Arnold and the Suite Modale of Ernest Bloch. After early studies with Herbert Medsgar, Bernard Goldberg and Jim Walker he graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston. His studies there with James Pappoutsakis led to a fellowship at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood and an engagement as featured soloist with the Boston Pops under Arthur Fiedler.

Mr. Schultz is featured in several Network for New Music recordings as well as recordings for national and local radio broadcasts. He has also released a CD with harpist Karin Fuller titled Music from France for Flute and Harp. He lives in Elkins Park with his wife, Beth Parke, Executive Director of the Society of Environmental Journalists.