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Gregory Torres

Instructor of Music and Director of Bands

torres-greg-0907.jpgGreg Torres is in his twentieth-third year as director of bands and has served three years as interim head of the Department of Performing Arts at Nicholls State University.

For nine years, Torres worked as a public school teacher in Corpus Christi, Texas; Moore, Oklahoma; and at Central Lafourche High School in Mathews, La. He has twice been chosen as the director of the 500-member Louisiana All-Star Marching Band.

Torres’ professional affiliations include the Louisiana Bandmasters Association, Louisiana Music Educators Association, National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association and Phi Beta Mu Honorary Band Fraternity. He is also active as a clinician and adjudicator for both marching bands and concert bands.

Education:
A.B.D., University of Southern Mississippi; B.F.A., Louisiana Tech University; M.M.E., University of Oklahoma

Courses taught:
FNAR 105 — Arts in Education
MUS 105 — General Music Appreciation
MUS 190 — Symphonic Band
MUS 194 — Symphonic Wind Ensemble
MUS 302 — Instrumental Conducting
MUS 320 — History of Rock and Roll
MUS 390 — Symphonic Band
MUS 394 — Symphonic Wind Ensemble
EDUC 385 — Methods and Materials for Instrumental Music
EDUC 465 — Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools

Contact information:
220 Talbot Hall
Phone: 985.493.2505
E-mail: greg.torres@nicholls.edu

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