"Torres offers passion, talent." — San Angelo Standard-TimesApprentice conductor, Fort Collins Symphony.
Adam A Torres began his musical studies at the age of seven in piano, and made his solo debut with the San Angelo Symphony at age eleven through the Young Musicians Concerto Competition. As a pianist, Adam has held positions of Organ Scholar at First United Methodist Church (San Angelo, Texas), Rehearsal Pianist/Assistant Musical Director with Angelo State University's drama department, and subbing with the San Angelo Symphony as Principal Keyboard. As a Colorado resident, Torres has performed with a number of ensembles, including the Cheyenne Symphony, Fort Collins Wind Symphony, Poudre Valley Health and Wellness Orchestra, and is a member of Sound de Trois, a flute, clarinet, piano trio in Northern Colorado. Torres has twice performed as a collaborative artist in the Colorado State University Virtuoso Series Recitals, in the CSU Aries Composers Festival for contemporary music, and will be performing a collaborative recital in March 2013 with pianist Dawn Dalangin in Athens, Georgia. Additionally, Torres maintains a select studio of private piano students in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor, CO.
As a conductor, Adam A Torres has worked with a number of ensembles in a wide array of musical mediums. Torres has served as Music Director at Saint Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church (San Angelo), Music Director for Angelo Civic Theatre's 2009 production of The Full Monty, conductor for the West Texas Ice House Brass, and Rehearsal Assistant with the Angelo State University Bands. Torres also worked with the San Angelo Community Band, the San Angelo Symphony Chorale, the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, and guest conducted the ASU Wind Ensemble (Spring 2009). Torres is currently in his 3rd season as Apprentice Conductor with the Fort Collins Symphony, and in his first year as Music Director for Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colorado. A strong advocate for music education, Torres was a co-founder and the Inaugural Music Director (2011-2012) for The Nuova Musica Project, a new Northern Colorado venture for musical growth in young artists. In Summer 2011, Torres served as rehearsal pianist and Assistant Conductor for Opera Orvieto's production of Cosi fan tutte in Orvieto, Italy. As a graduate student, Torres was a cover conductor for both the Colorado State University Orchestras and Opera Theatre program, including several performances as conductor with the CSU Symphony, Sinfonia, and Opera Theatre. He has had the opportunity to attend masterclass workshops with Maestros Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, JoAnn Falletta, Peter Bay, Jorge Mester, Harold Farberman, and has had the opportunity to conduct the Round Rock (May 2010) and Virginia (December 2012) symphonies.
In addition to his busy schedule as a conductor and pianist, Torres is in his second year of teaching at Colorado State as a Special Assistant Professor of Music. Adam's primary piano teachers include Dr. Silvana Santinelli and Dr. Eleanor Elkins. Torres holds a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting, and his principal conducting teachers include Dr. Reginald Houze and Maestro Wes Kenney.