On perfectionism & being a woman of color in classical music

Theresa Abalos flutist writer teaching artist

My presentation, "Poems in Practice Rooms," combines solo flute performance with creative writing to express my journey as a classical musician.

How do I build a relationship with my art form in which imperfection doesn't invalidate my commitment to growth, and my cultural identity isn't at odds with the Western tradition I perpetuate with my body?

In being vulnerable about my relationship with music, "Poems in Practice Rooms" invites audiences to reflect on how they relate to the forms of creativity in their lives.

If your organization is interested in hosting a presentation, please reach out to me at theresa.s.abalos@gmail.com.

Special thanks to Professor Monique Mead for the opportunity to give this presentation for the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning and Chamber Music Pittsburgh at Carnegie Music Hall.



For bookings, lessons, or to say hi!

theresa.s.abalos@gmail.com  /  Tel. 408-497-9389

  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

© 2020 by Theresa Seguritan Abalos. Headshots by Victor Abalos. Created with Wix.com