Lauren Torres, Voice
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Lauren Torres


Lauren Torres, Voice

Lauren Torres is from Somerset, New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude from The Hartt School with a Bachelor of Music specializing in Music Education, where she is currently working toward a Master's degree. Torres has studied with Weston Hurt, who performed with the New York City Opera, and Robert Barefield while at The Hartt School;  ​and most recently with Benjamin Rauch.​ Torres is a former member of the Princeton Girlchoir where she had the opportunity to perform with The American Boy Choir, The Yale University Whiffenpoofs, and over 250 singers at a chorus festival in Hawaii. She worked more than ten summers at a music camp for young children through Westminster Conservatory of Rider University where she has gained further knowledge of young voices. 

Torres is on the voice faculty and is the director of the Connecticut Children's Chorus's Overture Choir here at HCD. She is a soprano with The Hartford Chorale, the leading symphonic chorus for the greater Hartford area and primary chorus for The Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She was appointed to the Board of Directors in the spring of 2014 and heads the Chorale’s Education and Outreach Committee. Torres is a full-time music teacher and choir director at The University of Hartford Magnet School. Her goal as an educator is to instill a love and passion for music that is reflected her student’s performances and musical experiences.

Teaching Philosophy

For me, teaching is about relationships, especially in music, where it is so important to take risks and come out of your comfort zone. You need to have a teacher you can connect with, and trust.  I hope to be that teacher for my students so that they can be their best selves.