Adam A Torres
Principal Conductor, Loveland Opera Theatre
Assistant Conductor, Denver Young Artists Orchestra and Fort Collins Symphony
Special Assistant Professor of Music, Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Adam A Torres has established himself as an integral musician within the arts scene of Colorado and beyond. Through his work as a conductor, pianist, educator, administrator, and even music producer, Torres' varied roles serve many tens of thousands of patrons annually. Adam maintains an active profile as an artist, serving as the Principal Conductor for Loveland Opera Theatre, Assistant Conductor for Denver Young Artists Orchestra and Fort Collins Symphony, Acting Principal Keyboard with Cheyenne Symphony (Cheyenne, WY), Rehearsal Pianist with Opera Fort Collins, Co-Conductor, Pianist, and Cofounder of the newly forming Hyperprism Ensemble (Fort Collins, CO), Special Assistant Professor of Music at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) and Music Director for Zion Lutheran Church (Loveland, CO).
Known for his flexibility and versatility, Torres appeared with the Colorado Symphony and Denver Young Artists Orchestra narrating a performance of Gregory Smith's The Animated Orchestra in February 2015, a role later reprised with the Lakewood Symphony in 2016. In November 2014, Torres collaborated with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs (Colorado Springs, CO) as an emergency guest conductor with only a few hours' notice prior to downbeat. Previous appointments and guest conducting have led Torres to a variety of other roles and organizations, such as Opera Orvieto (Assistant Conductor/Rehearsal Pianist, Orvieto Italy), The Charles & Reta Ralph Opera Center at CSU (Conductor, Fort Collins, CO), The Nuova Musica Project (Music Director and cofounder, Fort Collins, CO), Alpharetta Symphony (Guest Conductor, Alpharetta, GA), Agness Scott College Orchestra (Guest Conductor, Decatur, GA), Bas Bleu Theatre (Music Director, Fort Collins, CO), Angelo Civic Theatre (Music Director, San Angelo, TX), West Texas Ice House Brass Band (Interim Music Director, San Angelo, TX), the Angelo State University Wind Ensemble (Guest Conductor, San Angelo, TX), the Colorado Springs Conservatory Summer Music Program (Conductor, Colorado Springs, CO), and the Colorado State University Pep Band (Acting Director, 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament).
Torres has also served on the music faculty of Colorado State University since 2011; in addition to his teaching load at CSU, Torres serves as the Producer for the Annual Holiday Spectacular Concert with the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance. He is also heavily involved with the CSU Summer Residency Master of Music Program in Music Education, Conducting Emphasis, Program, where he serves as Program Coordinator, Chorusmaster, and plays piano in a variety of practicums and in rehearsals/performances of the annually staged production conducted by students in this program. In Fall 2015 Torres was privileged with the opportunity to serve as the sabbatical replacement for the University Orchestra and this fall looks forward to the new academic year where he will teach Beginning Conducting and a mixture of online curriculum that encompasses music theory, music appreciation, and Rock 'n Roll. Adam is extremely committed to sharing his love of music with future generations of performers and audience makers and is passionate about musical education for students of all ages and walks of life.
See Adam's Resume (Aug 2017).