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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Michael Rene Torres

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Name: Michael Rene Torres
Website: http://www.michaelrenetorres.weebly.com
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Watson
Presentation Title: Tower Duo
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 10
Bio: Saxophonist, composer, educator, and curator, Michael Rene Torres, currently serves as Lecturer of Saxophone at The Ohio State University. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble; a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the promotion, performance, and perception of new music in Central Ohio. Additionally, Michael is an Advisory Board member of the Johnstone Fund for New Music which advances the performance of new music for the benefit of the Central Ohio community. Michael has commissioned and premiered several works for the concert saxophone and is an active chamber musician as a member of the flute/saxophone duet, Tower Duo. A winner of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and the Greater Columbus Arts Council Composition Fellowship, Torres’ compositional interests are in chamber music that explores the juxtaposition of consonance and dissonance and is often inspired by psychology. Michael is a Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist.
Ensemble Bio: Tower Duo is a flute and saxophone ensemble that is dedicated creating engaging musical experiences with a particular interest in performing and premiering contemporary works by emerging composers to expand the repertoire of this unique instrumentation. Tower Duo, whose members are flutist, Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist, Michael Rene Torres, gave its inaugural performance during the 2010 season of the Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute in North Carolina where both Michael and Erin served as Assistant Deans of Student Life from 2010-2015. Erin is Professor of Flute at Ohio Northern University, Second Flute with the Evansville Philharmonic, and Principal Flute of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. Michael is Lecturer of Saxophone at The Ohio State University, Instructor of Saxophone and Composition at Muskingum University, and Artistic Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble. For more info, visit: www.towerduo.weebly.com

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Erin Helgeson Torres Flute Dr. Erin Helgeson Torres is the Instructor of Flute at Ohio Northern University and Muskingum U . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Three Pieces Charlie Wilmoth 10