• <span style="background-color: #000000; color: #ffff00;">Untitled Document</span> Jorge A Torres
     
     Jorge Torres

    Director

    Vela MS Panther Choir

    Bio

    Mr. Torres is in his tenth year of teaching for the Harlingen Consolidated Independant School District. This is Mr. Torres' seventh year at Vela Middle School. His first three years were spent at Harlingen High School as the assistant choir director to Denise Pitcock.

    Mr. Torres has performed in Ireland, Mexico, and throughout the United States with various ensembles not only as a singer but also as an instrumentalist.

    In 2007 Mr. Torres made his operatic debut as Uberto in G.B. Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona.

    Mr. Torres received a Masters in Music with a concentration in History & Literature (Musicology) from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. His research and thesis revolve around choral practices in colonial Mexico.

    In May of 2015 Mr. Torres presented at the International Symposium on the Intersecting Practices in the Production of Sacred Music from the year 1450-1600, held in Austin at the University of Texas. In June he also presented at the Second National Symposium on American Music convened by the American Choral Directors Association and cosponsored by the University of Texas. In both instances Mr. Torres was the only presenter without a doctorate. Excerpts of these presentations can be viewed here: http://txstate.academia.edu/JTorres
     
    Mr. Torres also serves as the Middle School Vocal Coordinator for Region XXVIII of the Texas Music Educators Association. In this capacity he oversees the Middle School Vocal Solo & Ensemble contest as well as All Region Choir Auditions.

    Education

    University of Texas at Brownsville Bachelor of Music in Music Education 2008

    Texas State University Master of Music in Musicology 2016

    Affiliations

    American Choral Directors Association

    American Musicological Society

     Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society

    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

    Society for Ethnomusicology

    Texas Choral Directors Association

    Texas Music Educators Association

     

     Contact: jorge.torres@hcisd.org