Biography

 As a studio musician Pam can be heard on recordings for many well-known artists such as Paul Simon (So Beautiful or So What) Tony Bennett (Duets I, II) & Lady Gaga (Cheek to Cheek), Natalie Cole, Joshua Redman, as well as on TV/film soundtracks and hundreds of jingles. She can also be heard playing flute on the soundtrack for the Haydn Planetarium's recently featured Dark Universe Space Show (music by Robert Miller). On national television networks she has appeared in ensembles with tenor Andrea Bocelli, and has also performed on CBS TV's As the World Turns. Additional performance highlights include the GRAMMY Awards in orchestras for Aretha Franklin and Gil Shaham, JVC Jazz Festival for Herbie Hancock, a performance with Quincy Jones and the first televised Annual Songwriters' Hall of Fame Awards playing piccolo for Joel Grey.

For five seasons she toured Japan as a featured flute & piccolo player. For many seasons Ms Sklar performed throughout the USA, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico and Morocco with various artists including French crossover pianist & composer Claude Bolling, with whom she was a featured soloist performing his Grammy-nominated Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio recorded by the late legendary flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal. Pam also appeared with jazz great Hubert Laws, and guitarist Jack Wilkins with whom she also toured. She has performed repeatedly with world-renowned pianist & composer Dave Brubeck, and Alan Hovhaness with whom she was a co-featured performer in a program of the late composer's works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.

For many years she was director of the nationally recognized ensemble L'Arema, performing critically acclaimed original arrangements in conjunction with Leonard Bernstein, working closely with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Karel Husa, and premiering numerous new works written for L'Arema by American composers.

Born into a family of professional musicians (a first cousin was famed violinist Michael Rabin), Pamela Sklar first began playing the flute at the age of five. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division and received her Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors in performance from the Mannes College of Music (aka The New School). Her teachers included NY Philharmonic principals John Wummer and Julius Baker, Samuel Baron and Karl Kraber. She studied/performed in master classes with Marcel Moyse, formerly the last living legacy of the French school of flute playing.