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Flutist Emily Marks joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra as second flute in September 2002 at the age of 23.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, she studied with Camille Churchfield, principal flute of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree with distinction at McGill University, where her teachers were Carolyn Christie and Timothy Hutchins of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. While pursuing a Masters degree at Indiana University studying with Thomas Robertello, she won the job with NACO.
Emily was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 2001 and 2002, and toured Europe with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra for three sessions. Additional summer studies were at the Banff Centre and performing with the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton, Ont.
Emily is a member of the Ayorama wind quintet, performing educational concerts throughout the Ottawa area, and is a regular participant at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. She has also performed on numerous occasions with Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra.