Meet the musicians

Emily Foltz

Emily Foltz is based in Lawrence, KS, and is an active freelance oboist in the Kansas City metropolitan area. She currently serves as the Adjunct Instructor of Oboe at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Along with her teaching activities, Emily is the orchestra librarian for the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. Emily earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas in 2020, where she studied with Margaret Marco. Her other teachers include Barbara Bishop, Melissa Peña, and Adam Shapiro.

Emily frequently performs with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and in 2022 was appointed principal oboist of the Lawrence Community Orchestra. She can be heard playing English horn on the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble’s CD “Freedom from Fear,” and on the Kansas Virtuosi’s CD “Salgado: Chamber Music, vol. 1,” a selection of the chamber works of Ecuadorian composer Luis Humberto Salgado.