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  • April 1st, 2021: My Patreon community has grown to 25 people! My warmest thanks to each of you for your continued support of my creative work.

  • March 8th, 2021: I will be speaking & performing at Pittsburgh's Women to Women Toastmasters event, "Women Who Inspire." Thanks to Melissa for inviting me!


  • January 4th, 2021: My community on Patreon has grown to 20 people! Thank you all so much!

Theresa Abalos flutist

This blog features clips of my practicing, interviews with other artists, drafts of creative writing, & reflections on building a creative career.


News (cont.)

  • December 16th, 2020: My chamber group Ears Engaged presented our final, interactive virtual concert of the year!  We'll be back next month :)

  • November 7th, 2020: I will be collaborating with the wonderful Leah Stevens to perform "Around the Fire," a 30-minute, continuous program of flute, alto flute, electronics, & storytelling. Thanks to Monique Mead for this opportunity! 

  • October 2nd, 2020: My Patreon is live! If you are interested in supporting my work, that would mean the world to me :)

  • September 7th, 2020: As part of the Iris Music Project, my chamber ensemble Ears Engaged is beginning a fall residency at Weinberg Terrace, a senior home in Pittsburgh! We will create virtual, interactive musical experiences for the residents.

  • July 26th, 2020: I performed in an outdoor concert to raise money for sheet music & books for underserved youth in Pittsburgh. Thank you to the audience for their incredible generosity, and to Monique Mead for the invitation!

  • April 6th, 2020: I received a fellowship from the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Residency-in-your-Room! I will create a film-version of Poems in Practice Rooms.

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Theresa Abalos flutist. Photo by Monique Mead. November 2020.

November 2020. Performing "Around the Fire" with Leah Stevens. Photo by Monique Mead.

As of March 17th, 2020, all events below

are cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • May 6th, 2020: I will present my BXA capstone project, "Magsalin: Translating Diaspora from Memory to Expression," at Carnegie Mellon University's annual Meeting of the Minds.

  • April 29th, 2020: I am performing my last concert with the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic! Details here.

  • April 22nd, 2020: I am a flutist in Paloma Sierra's bilingual trova COLA'O at SOUND BITES 7.0 in New York City! Click here for tickets.

  • April 15th, 2020: My senior flute recital is at Alumni Concert Hall at 7:30pm. I am thrilled to be preparing so much gorgeous & rarely-performed music! Free admission with reception to follow.

  • March 5th, 2020: Ears Engaged is performing music from around the world at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Catch us between your flights from 11:30am-1:30pm!

Ears Engaged records for Iris Music Project at Weinberg Terrace. Photo by Casey Stamm. 2020.

September 2020. Recording a virtual concert program with Ears Engaged. Photo by Casey Stamm.

May 2020. A scene from "Poems in Practice Rooms," a short film for my BXA capstone. 

Theresa Abalos senior flute recital, Carnegie Mellon University. 2020.

Flier for my senior flute recital.

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Theresa Abalos performs with Ears Engaged at Pittsburgh International Airport. 2020.

March 2020. Performing music from around the world with Ears Engaged at Pittsburgh's airport.


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