Carmen first played with 5th Wave in September 2018.
Why I perform with 5th Wave:
I perform with 5th Wave because it's a great time! And because performing works by womxn is important.
Chicago native Carmen Abelson holds degrees from Rice University, Sam Houston State University, and DePaul University, where she studied with Kenneth Goldsmith, Javier Pinell, and Janet Sung. Abelson began playing the violin as a grade-schooler in the Chicago Public Schools, and participated in school ensembles and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras before leaving Chicago to study violin performance and musicology at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Abelson believes strongly in the power of music to inspire and delight, and enjoys playing music from all genres-from Baroque, modern, to pop. A member of the Civic Orchestra for the past three years, she currently performs and teaches in the Chicago-land area.