SSG Salvador Flores
Hometown: Houston, TX
Joined the Band: 2023
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band
Bachelor's Degree: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Master's Degree: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
SSG Salvador Flores grew up in Houston, TX, where he started playing the saxophone at the age of 11. He is a musician of many colors, performing in a variety of styles including Classical, Mexican, R&B, and Jazz. Some of his most notable achievements include being named a 2020 Yamaha Young Performing Artist, the 1st Prize Winner of the 2020 North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and a 2022 Performance Today Young Artist in Residence. An active chamber musician, he also serves as the soprano saxophone chair of the Aero Quartet. The group was named a 2021 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition Gold Medalist and has gone on to perform and teach at a variety of locations across the United States. Salvador has completed both a B.M. and M.M. in Saxophone Performance, as well as an M.M. in Improvisation, at the University of Michigan under the direction of Dr. Timothy McAllister and Dr. Andrew Bishop. When he doesn’t have a saxophone in his hands, you can find him wandering the woods, learning random facts, cooking crispy skin salmon, or watching funny animal videos.