Felix Torres is the Music Director of the East Texas Youth Orchestra and the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Felix is the conductor of the Flutissimo Flute Choir based in Hurst, TX. Flutissimo was recently chosen to perform at the National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN in August 2017.
Most recently, Felix was an Associate Director of Orchestras at Arlington High School in Arlington, TX for three years. There he taught over 150 students across six orchestras including assisting with the full orchestra. Prior to his arrival at AHS, Felix taught beginning strings at three elementary schools which fed directly into AHS.
Felix was also the Apprentice Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra from 2012–2014. Working closely with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, he conducted the FWSO in neighborhood and youth education performances, as well as assisting Harth-Bedoya in subscription concerts at Bass Performance Hall during the 2013–2014 season. Mr. Torres has worked with various youth orchestras in both Texas and Illinois, including the Fort Worth Youth Orchestras.
Felix holds a Bachelor of Music Education (2006), a Master of Music in Wind Conducting (2012), and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting (2014) degrees from Texas Christian University. At TCU, Mr. Torres was a Graduate Conductor with the TCU Bands, and Assistant Conductor of the TCU Symphony Orchestra. Felix made his international conducting debut with the TCU Symphony Orchestra on their tour of Argentina in the Spring of 2013. He has studied orchestral conducting with Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Dr. Germán Gutierrez, Dr. Lucia Matos, and Dr. Tim Semanik; wind conducting with Mr. Bobby Francis; and choral conducting with Dr. Dennis Shrock, and Mr. Ron Shirey.
In addition to his conducting pursuits, Felix is the Music Publishing Manager with FILARMONIKA Music Publishing, which is dedicated to the promotion and performance of music from Latin America, and is the Managing Director of Latin Orchestral Music, an online database of Latin American orchestral works. Felix makes his home in Arlington, TX, with his wife, and their three dogs: Eve, Cali, and Rex.