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Martin Torres


Martin Torres

Associate Faculty, Music

Applied Music Instruction, Bass

Norco College School of Visual & Performing Arts

Martin Torres holds a Bachelor’s Degree in composition and bass performance from Chapman University. He received his MFA degree from the University of California at Irvine where he focused on understanding modern composition and improvisational techniques. He has continued his study of these disciplines with some of the most innovative pioneers within this field, including David Friesen, Kei Akagi and Bertram Turetzky.

In 2006, Martin released his first CD as bandleader creating a record that is the culmination of all the various influences and styles that make up his musical pallet. He wrote all of the compositions on “Poem” and his arranging displays a unique ability to balance several musical concepts within the framework of a single composition.

Beyond his professional teaching experiences, Martin has performed on several recordings as a sideman, group member, and co-leader. He has played for TV (Malcolm in the Middle) and film (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) among others. His compositions have been featured on the HBO series “Girls”.

To view the Music program page, click here.

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