Teresita Gutierrez Marques obtained her Masters of Music degree from the College of Music, University of the Philippines. In 1972, she was appointed as Lecturer of that University, where she taught until 1976.
As a member of the University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers, directed by Andrea Veneracion, she participated in numerous festivals and international competitions, between 1969 and 1976. Having been awarded a scholarship from the Spanish Government, she attended the Polyphony class of the 21st International Music Course of Compostela, under the direction of Angel Botia.
In 1984 she was invited to lecture at the Summer Courses held at the University of California (Santa Barbara). In 2001, she was invited by Europa Cantat, to direct the workshop “Multiple choir music”. In 2002 she was invited by the University of Coimbra to participate in the conference on “Teaching Music in Infancy and Adolescence”.
She is frequently invited to teach in choir conducting and vocal technique courses.
She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society and the Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Sorority.
She teached choral singing for more than four decades at the Lisbon National Conservatory and at Nossa Senhora do Cabo Music School (Linda-a-Velha).