Senior Music Education Major (Keyboard), Juan Torres performed a special concert on April 4, 2013. This concert featured a new pedal device designed for Juan by UTB engineering students. The concert featured solo works and a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major with an orchestra of UTB students, alumni, and faculty conducted by alumnus Jesus “Willie” Morales. This concert was one of Juan’s first public performances using the pedal. The event was covered by numerous news outlets including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, and a “Con mi Gente” news special on KRGV Channel 5. Juan is a student of Dr. Kenneth Saxon.
Dr. Kenneth Saxon, Associate Professor of Music, has been named Assistant Coordinator for the Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate Performance Competition 2014-2016. He collaborated with soprano Dr. Sooah Park as part of the College Music Society Convention at UTB, March 2, 2013.