Dr. Erin Helgeson Torres maintains an active playing and teaching schedule in the greater Ohio locality. She was recently named Principal Flutist of Capital City Chamber Players and freelances with several Ohio symphonies, including as a First-Call Principal Flutist of the Central Ohio and Springfield Symphonies and as a substitute flutist with Columbus, Westerville and Lima Symphonies. She has performed with the WASBE International Orchestra and the Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg and has won the Women in Music Columbus, COFA Young Artist, OSU Concerto, Upper Midwest Young Artist and NFA Masterclass Competitions. Erin also was a finalist in both the Kentucky Orchestral and YA Competitions and the Midatlantic YA Competition. She conducted her document research in France through a National SAI Career Grant and earned her Doctorate at Ohio State in 2012. Erin is currently working towards an Artist Diploma at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and most recently competed as one of three finalists in the world in the National Flute Association's Orchestral Excerpt Competition. She and her husband, saxophonist Dr. Michael Rene Torres, perform regularly in a touring chamber duet, Tower Duo. Please visit www.erinhelgesontorres.weebly.com for more information including a concert schedule.