Sonora Slocum is principal flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in orchestras around the country, including appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra; and with the Chicago Symphony and the Orpheus Chamber orchestras as guest principal flute. She has recorded and toured with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and has appeared on video recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York. She has performed under conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Sir Simon Rattle, Edo de Waart, Otto-Werner Mueller, John Williams and David Zinman, among many others.
Ms. Slocum regularly performs at the Lincoln Center Festival, Strings Music Festival, Twickenham Fest, Frankly Music, and the Lakes Area Music Festival in Minnesota. She has collaborated with the contemporary group eighth blackbird.
Ms. Slocum grew up in New York City, where she attended the pre-college divisions of the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. She holds a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Slocum has studied with Jeffrey Khaner, Robert Langevin, and Bart Feller, among many others.