The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has sacked a longtime flutist after her controversial social media posts. « Principal Flutist Emily Skala has been dismissed from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in accordance with the progressive discipline policy agreed to in our collective bargaining agreement with the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore Local 40-543, AFM, » BSO President and CEO Peter Kjome said in a statement, according to CBS Baltimore. « Ms. Skala has had discipline imposed upon her over these past few months; unfortunately, she has repeated the conduct for which she had been previously disciplined, and dismissal was the necessary and appropriate reaction to this behavior. »

Skala had a history of sharing conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and the 2020 election and the orchestra publicly distanced itself from her views which the musician claims to be correct.

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