Felix Skowronek (August 21, 1935 – April 17, 2006) was an American flutist and professor of music.
Skowronek played principal flute for the Seattle Symphony (1956–57 and 1959–60), Seventh Army Symphony (1957–59), Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (1960–66), and St. Louis Symphony (1966–68), and was a member of the Casals Festival orchestra in Puerto Rico. He was a founding member of the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet.
He became a member of the faculty of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, followed by the University of Washington. He also served as president of the National Flute Association and Seattle Flute Society.
He was a leading figure in the revival of wooden Boehm-style flutes in the USA. He was an expert in the use of various hardwoods in flute manufacturing. He was also a consultant with Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc. in its attempt to reintroduce the wooden flute to the United States on a major scale.
- Louis R. Guzzo, "Symphony Signs Franklin Graduate As First Flutist", The Seattle Times, July 20, 1956, p. 17.
- Donald Peck, The Right Place, The Right Time!: Tales of Chicago Symphony Days (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007): 127. ISBN 9780253116888
- Megan Lyden, "The Story of the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet" DMA diss (Seattle: University of Washington, 2000): 215.
- Dunphy, Mary Elayne (22 September 1968). "Wind Quintet Joins U.W. Music School" (PDF). The Seattle Times. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- Campbell, R.M. (19 April 2006). "Felix Skowronek, 1935–2006: UW Professor Was a Wooden-Flute Authority". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
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