Dr. Belén Palos Tuley
Dr. Belén Palos Tuley is a Corpus Christi native who has enjoyed a lifelong interest in the fine arts.
Belén is an active, free-lance flutist in South Texas. She plays in various ensembles in the Coastal Bend such as the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony, Corpus Christi Municipal Band, the Coastal Bend Flute Club (she is a co-founder), Chamber Musicians of South Texas, Absoflutely (Flute Quartet), and with her husband, Herschiel D. Tuley in Corpus Christi Irish Sessions and other groups. Belén has also recorded six CDs with pianist, colleague, artist, and good friend Leslie Bernhardt. They also enjoy collaborating on combined music and art projects.
Belén played in the Corpus Christi Symphony as an auxiliary player for many years. She has also been an active church musician since 1980. She retired in 2015 from teaching Music K – 5 in two Corpus Christi I.S.D. schools (simultaneously). Belén has also taught as adjunct music faculty at Del Mar College and Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi.
In addition to her many musical activities, Belén enjoys painting in watercolors. She has studied art in the Corpus Christi public schools and in private classes in Corpus Christi. Her inspiration comes from her love of learning, love of color, and her need to create. She is currently a member of The Art Center of Corpus Christi, the Thursday painting group that meets there, and she’s a member of the Bay Area Art League.
Belén is an avid advocate for arts education. She believes that students gain immeasurable benefits from participation in the arts while they are in school, and beyond. Her doctoral dissertation involved research in the area of the relationship between student involvement in fine arts and creative thinking abilities, academic self-concept, and academic achievement.
Some Performance Memories