Adam A. Torres began his musical training at the age of six as a pianist. In 1996, at eleven, Torres debuted as a soloist with the San Angelo Symphony through the Young Musician’s Concerto Competition. He was also awarded an All-State prize from the Texas Federation of Music Clubs at its State Junior Festival of the same year. As a performer, Adam has held positions of Organ Scholar at First United Methodist Church (San Angelo), Rehearsal Pianist for Angelo State’s drama department, and as pianist with the San Angelo Symphony. While a graduate student, Adam was a staff accompanist at Colorado State, where he also taught Class Piano. He currently maintains a private studio of students, and is an active freelance soloist and collaborative artist.
Adam began conducting at the age of fifteen as a student conductor through the San Angelo ISD beginning strings program. While residing in Texas, Torres served as Director of Music of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church (San Angelo), Music Director for Angelo Civic Theater’s The Full Monty (Summer 2009), rehearsal assistant for the Angelo State UniversityBands (2007-2009), Assistant Music Director for the Angelo State’s Godspell (2009) and Into the Woods (2008), and as conductor of Ice House Brass (2007-2008), a community brass and percussion ensemble in West Texas. As a graduate student at Colorado State University, he has guest conducted the CSU Sinfonia, worked with the University Symphony Orchestra, and has served as an assistant conductor for CSU Opera Theater productions of Le Nozze di Figaro (Fall 2010) and Die Fledermaus (Spring 2010). In March, Adam served as Co-Conductor of CSU Opera Theater’s The Gondoliers.
Most recently, Adam returned from a month in Orvieto, Italy, where he was the rehearsal pianist and assistant conductor for Opera Orvieto’s summer production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. In August, Torres will begin his second season as Apprentice Conductor with the Fort Collins Symphony. He has also conducted and worked with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (May 2010), the San Angelo Symphony Chorus (July 2010), the San Angelo Community Band (2000), the First United Methodist Chancel Choir (San Angelo), the Men’s Chorus of Phi Mu Alpha (Alpha Iota chapter), the Angelo State University Wind Ensemble, and the Angelo State Ram Band.
In addition to his artistic endeavors, Adam also teaches Music Appreciation as an Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University. Adam holds a Master of Music in Conducting from Colorado State University, and has also studied at The University of Texas at Austin and Angelo State University. Adam’s principal conducting teachers include Wes Kenney and Dr. Reginald Houze, and his principal piano teachers include Dr. Silvana Santinelli and Dr. Eleanor Elkins.