Strings & Vocal Instructor
PHONE: (269) 471-6206
BIOGRAPHY: Héctor Flores, conductor and pianist, has taught at two Seventh-day Adventist colleges and two academies, since beginning to teach in 1979, before moving to Andrews Academy. He was born in Cd. Victoria, Mexico, the youngest of four brothers in a musical family of five children. Like his siblings, he was given piano lessons beginning at about age six.
In 1975 Héctor started studies in music at Andrews University and completed a Bachelor in Music in 1979. His first teaching position was at Montemorelos University, Mexico, where he directed the choir and the band and started an orchestra the following year. In 1982, Flores' responsibilities expanded to include directorship of the music program, a position he held for the next seven years. While teaching at MU, he completed a Master of Music in piano performance at AU in 1986.
In 1989 he accepted a position at Antillean Adventist University, Puerto Rico, where he worked until 1996. From 1996 to 2003 he continued to be active in music, directing the choir at the church, leading the Bella Vista Community and Academy bands, and serving as conductor of the Mayaguez Symphony Orchestra, a group he was a co-founder.
In 2003, he became director of the choir and string orchestra at Blue Mountain Academy in Pennsylvania, a position he held until June 2011 when he received a call to work at Andrews Academy.
Flores has been a guest conductor and clinician at several festivals in the U.S. and has toured with his choirs, bands, and orchestras many states around the U. S., and countries such as Panama, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Romania, and Hungary.
EDUCATION: BMus, Andrews University MMus, Andrews University