About Pamela Sklar
"A master of control and dynamics" (The Boston Globe), and "A wonderful and inventive flutist and composer" (The Flute View), Pamela Sklar is an enthusiastic collaborator who performs Classical, originals & other styles of music with many artists. As guest artist or member she works with various groups collaborating, composing, improvising, recording, presenting & performing dynamic, entertaining and educational programs for community audiences.
Born in New York City, Pamela performs frequently as soloist, composer, in ensembles, major concert halls, non-classical bands and recording studios. Based in Westchester County she has performed at Caramoor, for SongCatchers, local & regional orchestras, for ArtsWestchester, and as a featured composer for the nationally recognized Hoff-Barthelson Music School. She believes in giving back to her community as a volunteer; she writes &/or arranges music for her private students and performs with them throughout Westchester & in NYC (for over 35 years) in homeless shelters, orphanages, senior centers and hospitals including Bellevue.
Praised for her original debut cd A NATIVE AMERICAN-JAZZ TRIBUTE A Tune for America as "hauntingly beautiful...full of colors...excellent...mastery" by the National Flute Association's Flutist Quarterly Magazine, Pam continues to compose evocative music for mixed ensembles. Her 2nd cd SILVER PHARAOH An Original Tribute to Ancient Egypt was released by MSR Classics World Premiere Recordings in 2013 and combines classical, world, chamber music and jazz-influenced flute solos with colorful mixtures of unusual instruments. A published composer of chamber music, she has received commissions, recordings and/or premieres by NY-area ensembles. Her composition Spell 166 for five flutes & organ (from Silver Pharaoh) is included in the Special Collection of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and her two original slide shows can be heard on YouTube: PamSklarComposer.
A 2014-15 season grant-winner from New York Women Composers for her new duo 2Flutes with Laura Falzon, Pamela Sklar recently had two of her trios recorded and co-featured by Threeds for the International Double Reed Society Conference in New York. That same week she performed original compositions in Chicago for the National Flute Association Convention. Other recent highlights include Pamela performing for Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the orchestra for an upcoming PBS Great Performances Special.