Format: COMPACT DISC
Staeblein, Maria; Tower Duo
Tower Duo, comprised of flutist Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist Michael Rene Torres, has selected the works of several notable composers for Crosswind, their first release with PARMA Recordings. The duo, whose particular interest lies in performing and premiering contemporary works by emerging composers, has premiered many of the pieces on the album, several of which were written specifically for the two artists. Erin Helgeson Torres is the Lecturer of Flute at Ohio Northern University, Muskingum University, and Ashland University. She performs regularly in various area orchestras including the Columbus, West Virginia, Central Ohio, Springfield, Westerville, and Lima Symphonies. Erin graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a Masters of Music from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Music Performance at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She completed her Artist Diploma at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Michael Rene Torres, currently serves as Lecturer of Saxophone at The Ohio State University and Instructor of Saxophone and Composition at Muskingum University. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble, a contemporary music ensemble that is dedicated to the promotion, performance, and perception of new music in Central Ohio. Additionally, Michael is an Advisory Board member of the Johnstone Fund for New Music, which advances the performance of new music for the benefit of the Central Ohio community.