Flutist Gail Edwards is a member of many prestigious groups including The Sacramento Philharmonic, Opera and Ballet orchestras as well as the Napa Valley and Modesto symphonies. Ms. Edwards also performs with other Bay Area orchestras including the San Francisco Ballet and Opera orchestras and has also performed Broadway productions of shows touring through San Francisco. In addition to performing works from traditional flute repertoire, Ms. Edwards has created arrangements to fit the needs of any given ensemble. Some of these arrangements can be heard on her CD 'Easy As' which showcases various combinations of flutes - piccolo, alto, and bass flute - with pianist Michael Slaughter. Funded by a grant this CD features original compositions by American composers as well as exclusive arrangements by Ms. Edwards. In 2005, Ms. Edwards recorded a sound track for the new exercise PBS series, 'Classical Stretch'. She has also recorded sound tracks for independent film makers and in-house producers. As a teacher, Ms. Edwards serves on the faculty of the University of San Francisco, where she is currently the Director of the USF Orchestra, Chamber Music and Woodwind teacher. She is the Director of the Flute Choir at San Francisco State University, and is an Artist-in-Residence at The San Francisco (High) School of the Arts. Ms. Edwards also has a very active home teaching studio, GEMS. Ms. Edwards received her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory in 1986. She has studied with some of the world's pre-eminent flutists in a variety of settings that include private studio work and in master classes.