Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

Title: Professor of Music (Music Theory and Piano)
Office Location: Hamel Hall 213
Phone: (269) 471-6342


B.M., M.M., Andrews University; Ph.D, University of North Texas


Carlos Flores was born in Mexico City and began his musical training at the age of six.  He obtained Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Andrews University.  He earned a Ph.D. in Music Theory, with related areas in musicology and performance, at the University of North Texas in Denton.

His professional career has included positions in higher education as a music teacher, pianist, choral director, orchestra conductor, department chairman and administrator.  As a performer, he has presented numerous concerts and recitals in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States.  As a teacher, he has guided many talented students in their careers as pianists and has taken several students to successful participations in piano competitions.  As lecturer, he has accepted frequent invitations to be guest speaker at seminars and conferences.  He is the author of a music theory textbook which has been published both in Spanish and English, as well as of numerous articles on music.  Some of his latest professional activities are related to research and development in the pedagogy of music theory, the development of music theory in the American continent, and the integration of music technology into the music curriculum.