Flutist Abigail Sten Graham enjoys an active career as a musician, teaching artist and mentor. Described by the Santa Barbara News-Press as a "strong and focused" flutist, she had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall as a first-place winner of the American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition. She has also performed at the National Flute Association Convention as a winner of the Convention Performers Competition. Abigail has been part of the North State Symphony, the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, and the Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. She also enjoyed several years of playing Celtic fusion music with Dannsair in Santa Barbara's pubs.
Abigail currently manages a large virtual flute studio from her home north of Pittsburgh. Previously, she was lead artist-in-residence for the San Mateo-Foster City School District, where she worked closely with more than 1,000 young flute students. Graham is the vice president of the San Francisco Flute Society, and she serves Pittsburgh area churches and community organizations as a pianist.
Graham holds a master's degree in flute performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her bachelor's degree from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. She owes much gratitude to her teachers Sharon Perschke, Beatrice Rentsch, George Pope, Alberto Almarza, and Jill Felber.
Abigail is a wife and a mom to two young daughters. She is passionate about personal fitness and home learning. When not making music, she loves reading nonfiction, organizing things, and planning her next interior design project.