Flutist Emily Newbold enjoys an excellent reputation on the East Coast as a performer and teacher. During her 20-plus year tenure as Professor of Flute and Chamber Music at West Chester University of PA, Newbold has performed throughout the world. In the summer of 1992, she was principal flute with the Rome Festival Orchestra, performing operas, Symphonic works, chamber music, and solo recitals. As Assistant Principal Flute to John Wummer, Emily performed with the Bethlehem Bach Festival in Berlin and Leipzig. Concerts in Russia are slated for the summer of 1993.
Newbold began her flute studies in the 11th grade, and after a year’s study with William Kincaid entered the Eastman School to study with Joseph Mariano. In addition, she holds a Masters degree from Temple University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Combs College of Music.
During her hears in the Philadelphia area she has been principal flutist with the Reading Symphony and the Wilmington Opera Society, and has appeared with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia and she is a charter member of the Huntingdon Trio.
Newbold represents the younger generation of pedagogues, passing along to her 30 flute majors the subtleties of style, interpretation, and phrasing she learned from Marcel Moyse, the renowned French flutist. On several occasions, Newbold’s students had the great fortune to play in Moyse’s legendary seminars at Brattleboro. In one of these sessions, Moyse dubbed Newbold a “master teacher” after hearing one of her students perform a selection of pieces from 25 Etudes melodiques.