Emily Hoppe McKay



Associate Professor of Flute
Building 37, Room 190

Dr. Emily McKay is Associate Professor of Flute at Northern Arizona University and flutist of the NAU faculty woodwind quintet, the Kokopelli Ensemble. Dr. McKay performed as Principal Flute of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for six seasons where she was also a featured concerto soloist performing Concerto by Jacques Ibert.

Dr. McKay has performed and presented master classes at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Penn State University, Stephen F. Austin University, Kutztown University, Franklin and Marshall College, Bloomsburg University, Elizabethtown College, Tyler Junior College, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Phoenix College, Mesa Community College, and Glendale Community College as well as secondary schools throughout Arizona and California. Additional performances and presentations include guest artist features for the Arizona Flute Society and Great Southwest Flute Fest, and as concerto soloist with the Verde Valley Sinfonietta performing Concert in G Major, K. 313 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Dr. McKay has recorded as the piccoloist of Philharmoia à Vent on the Klavier Records label. Internationally, Dr. McKay performed and taught at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Shenyang, China.

Dr. McKay is an active member of the National Flute Association as a performer at annual conventions in Las Vegas, NV, Albuquerque, NM, and as Assistant Program Chair for the 2006 Convention held in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, she has performed at the International Double Reed Society Conferences (IDRS) in Provo, UT and Tempe, AZ, as well as the International Clarinet Association’s (ICA) Clarinetfest 2011 in Northridge, CA. Other conference performances at the International and National levels include the College Music Society/National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (CMS/NACWPI) in San Diego, CA, International Alliance of Women in Music (IAWM) in Flagstaff, AZ, and the Society for Composers, Inc. (SCI) in Santa Fe, NM.

Previous to her appointment at NAU, Dr. McKay served as Associate Instructor of Flute and Chancellor's Doctoral Fellow at Indiana University where she performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and the Indiana University Festival Orchestra. In addition, she served as Applied Faculty of Flute at Elizabethtown College and York College of Pennsylvania, and as Interim Faculty of Flute at West Chester University. She performed with the Harrisburg Opera Association, Lancaster Opera Company, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Altoona Symphony, Penn's Woods Festival Orchestra, and as the featured soloist of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. McKay has served on adjudicating committees for the Music Teacher National Association, National Flute Association, Arizona Flute Society, and Arizona Music Educators Association performing competitions. She has presented workshops for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and is published in American Music Teacher, The Flutist Quarterly, and Flute Talk magazines, as well as serving as the Technical Review Editor for Flute for Dummies and as a member of the Board of Directors for Astraios Chamber Music. Dr. McKay is a graduate of Penn State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and received her Doctor of Music in Flute Performance and Music Literature degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Her teachers include Thomas Robertello, Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, Jeffrey Khaner, and Eleanor Duncan Armstrong.