Flores José G. - Violin/Viola

José G. Flores has an extensive career as a violin soloist, chamber musician and conductor. In the USA he has performed in New York, Texas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. Internationally his career expands to countries such as South Korea, China, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Flores has been a professor of violin and viola at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since 2006 and director of orchestral studies since 2012.  
 
As one of the pioneers of the Venezuelan Orchestra system known worldwide as “El Sistema” (The System), he joined the program in 1978. His bachelor's and master's degrees are from the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York. He obtained a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 2006. He is Concertmaster of the Kingsville Symphony, a member of the Corpus Christi Symphony, and principal second violinist with the Victoria Symphony where he has also been acting concertmaster.

Flores is the conductor and musical director of the Corpus Christi Area Youth Orchestra, and institution associated with the Corpus Christi Symphony.  He is also Past President of the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, an institution that promotes and gives supports to string education at the national level.