Dr. Jose Flores has an extensive career as violin soloist and a chamber musician. He has performed in New York, Texas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. Internationally, his career expands to countries such as South Korea, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and Venezuela. Dr. 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. He is permanent guest faculty at Academia Latino Americana de Violin (Latin-American Violin Academy) and also faculty at Youth Classics Master classes in Europe where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music (www.youth-classics.com).
As one of the pioneers of the Venezuelan Orchestra system known worldwide as “El Sistema” (The System), the 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.