Albert Stanley Medal
Salvador Flores is a young saxophonist hailing from Houston, Texas. His performances have taken him from venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Hill Auditorium, and the New World Center, to concert engagements in Switzerland, Belgium, Mexico, and across the United States.
Some of his most notable achievements include being named the 1st Prize Winner of the 2020 North American Saxophone Alliance Collegiate Solo Competition, a 2020 Yamaha Young Performing Artist, winner of the 2020 University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance Concerto Competition. He also serves as the soprano chair of the Aero Quartet, who was recently named the 1st Prize Winners of the 2021 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition and the 2021 NOLA National Graduate Chamber Music Competition. An active soloist, Salvador has performed with various ensembles, including the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Interlochen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Ann Arbor Camerata.
Starting in fall 2021, Salvador will be pursuing an MM in saxophone performance at the University of Michigan under the direction of Dr. Timothy McAllister.
2021 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition 1st Prize Winner
2021 NOLA National Graduate Chamber Music Competition 1st Prize Winner
2020 North American Saxophone Alliance Collegiate Solo Competition 1st Prize Winner
2020 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winner
2020 University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance Concerto Competition Winner
2020 Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts Young Artists Competition 1st Prize Winner
2019 Lima Symphony Young Artists Competition 1st Prize Winner
2018 Music Teachers National Association Senior Division Woodwind Competition 1st Prize Winner
2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts