Barry Torres was Director of Music Ensembles at SLU from 1998 to 2023. In that capacity he directed the Laurentian Singers, University Chorus and the Early Music Singers in addition to teaching private voice. He also co-directed the Gospel Choir and Band. While his musical interests are wide and eclectic, Mr. Torres’ specialty is early music, especially the great a cappella choral repertoire of the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. He is an accomplished countertenor as both soloist and ensemble singer. He is the founding director of Schola Cantorum of Syracuse, a professional early music vocal ensemble, now in its 35th season. Mr. Torres holds a degree in music theory and composition from Syracuse University and has studied the voice extensively throughout his career.
Education: B.M. in Music Theory, Syracuse University
Professional interests: early music
Professional associations memberships: American Choral Directors Association, Early Music America
Classes taught: Laurentian Singers, University Chorus, Early Music Singers, voice lessons