TERESA OROZCO, a passionate, gifted and active world-class classical and Latin
American flutist, is actively involved in the music scene as soloist, orchestral player,
recording artist, studio musician, past orchestra manager for Bay Shore Lyric Opera
Company for ten years, musical director and founder ofOvation Music Productions.
Teresa is currently co-principal flutist of the Monterey Symphony since 1987, New
Music Works since 1992, Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra toured with the San Francisco
Merola Western Opera Company in 1993 and the Rome Festival Orchestra in Italy in
1983.  She has appeared as soloist with The Alemeda Orchestra performing Mozart
Concerto No. 2, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi Double Concerto,
Ovation Chamber Music performing Telemann Suite, SJSU Orchestra performing
Chaminade Concertino and Mozart Concerto in G, and the Bay Shore Lyric Chamber
Orchestra with Dan Levitan performing Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto. Most recently
this past June, Teresa performed in the First Annual French Festival of Music and in last
October 2013, performed a world premiere concerto written for her, titled “La Vida Es
Arte” by local composer Kerry Lewis with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra under the
direction of Maestra Barbara Day Turner.The San Francisco Classical Voice, … as
soloist she darted in and out among the other instruments with great deal of pinpoint
virtuosity and was intriguing to listen to. .  In a review by John Solum, he writes, “the  
performance is excellent, and Teresa is a fantastic flute soloist. She has a beautiful sound
with technique to burn and is a fully engaging soloist…she presents the piece with
complete conviction and aplomb.” Aside from her classical background, Teresa
specializes in jazz and Latin, Afro-Cuban music, and is a member of the salsa band, Tu
Mambo Tropical and Kumbambe playing Romantic Latin, salsa, rhumba and Afro-Cub.
Afro-Cuban music.  In 2000 she appeared with Wayne Shorter and the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra premiering the
Miles Davis piece Anaconda, arranged by Wayne Shorter.

Teresa is also a quintessential communicator in educationandhas mentored several 100’s of young musicians in her many teaching
positions in the past decades in the following capacities: Conductor for the Avant Flute Choir of the San Jose Youth Symphony
from 2003-2013; migrant studenteducator in Salinas, teaching a K-8 music appreciation and choir class 2009-2010; Music
Appreciation and Band director for Valley Christian Elementary Junior Conservatory class from 2009-2013 and Coach and
clinician for several youth orchestras in the Bay Area and serving as the“in schools” demonstration coordinator for the Monterey
Symphony Orchestra Woodwind section.  She has moved so many with her passion, love and enthusiasm for music and has
inspiring a whole new generation of students to be excellent in both musical skill and temperament.

At the moment, Teresais working with San Jose Chamber Orchestra in helping to establish The SJYCO Master Flute Orchestraand
Woodwind Quintetscheduled to begin in the fall. She also teaches at the Valley Christian Schoolswhere she coaches all flutes from
the elementary to high school level. She has her own private studio,Orozco Studio’s where she is a coach to some of the most
dedicated, talented and award winning college-bound flutist, many who have won several international concerto and young artists
competitions and have performed in the prestigious Carnegie Hall.This year,the National League of American Pen Women for her
contributions in Music in the community presented Teresa with certificate in recognition of her achievements.

Ms. Orozco received her BA/MA in music performance from San Jose State University with honors under the tutelage of Isabelle
Chapuis-Starr.  She has also studied extensively with Maria Tamburrino, Barbara Breeden, Lloyd Gowen, Robin McKee and has
had master classes and coaching with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, Ransom Wilson, Robert Stallman, Robert Dick and Keith
Underwood.   Ms. Orozco resides in San Jose with her three lovely and very talented children and Grammy award-winning partner
Orlando Castro.