Dr. Abigail Walsh
Applied Music Specialist – Flute
Office: VPA 49
Phone: (217) 206-7549
Dr. Walsh’s Education:
- D.M.A in Flute Performance, The Hartt School
Doctoral Thesis: The Flute in American Twentieth Century Quintet Repertoire: A Practical Discussion of Excerpts from Works by Barber, Carter, Fine, Harbison, and Schuller
- M.M. in Flute Performance, The Hartt School
- B.M. in Flute Performance, The University of Iowa
More about Dr. Walsh:
A versatile and passionate performer and educator, Abigail Walsh joined the University of Illinois Springfield faculty in 2012. As an Applied Music Specialist, she teaches applied flute, directs the UIS flute choir, directs and coaches the Camerata chamber ensembles and teaches Music Appreciation.
She is Principal Flute in the UIS Orchestra and is a substitute musician with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra. She teaches at the Flute by the Sea Masterclass in Matunuck RI each May and performs with pianist Dr. Pei-I Wang in Music Wall Duo in recitals.
She has held the Principal Flute position in Hartford Opera Theater, the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra and the Oskaloosa Symphony and has been on the faculties of the Hartt School, the Hartt School Community Division and the Ethel Walker School, as well as the flute teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. She has been the flute faculty artist at the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Hartt High School Intensive Instrumental Workshop, and the Western Illinois University’s Summer Music Institute.
As a soloist, she has performed at four NFA conventions, the Florida, Wisconsin, Mid-Atlantic, Chicago and Iowa Flute Festivals and has been a featured soloist with the Cedar Rapids, Decatur and Taylorville Municipal Bands as well as with various groups at the University of Iowa, the Hartt School, the University of Illinois Springfield, and through the Engelbach-Hart Music Festival. As an ambassador of new music, she is a member and performer in the Flute New Music Consortium. Abigail has been a prizewinner or finalist in the NFA Piccolo Artist Competition, the Washington Society Young Artist Competition, and the Emeritus Recording Competition.
To follow Dr. Walsh’s performance schedule, please visit her website.