Director of Instrumental Music
Kelvin Flores graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education. Mr. Flores holds a cleared teaching credential from the State of California.
During his collegiate studies, Mr. Flores was the treasurer then president of the CSUN Collegiate Chapter of the National Association of Music Education. During this time he presented a session at the California All-State Music Education Conference in 2016. He also collaborated as a co-president of the CSUN University Chorus for three semesters.
After completing his university and credential program, he began his first teaching position as the Director of Instrumental Music at Arroyo Seco Junior High School. In the three years he was a teacher at Arroyo Seco he provided more opportunities for his students by creating a jazz program, improving recruitment and retention rates, and increasing the number of students participating in District Honor Band, California All-State Honor Band, summer camps, private lessons, and chamber ensembles.
In addition to teaching at Arroyo Seco Jr. High School, Mr. Flores also volunteered as a music instructor at Calahan Charter Elementary School, James Monroe High School, Glendale High School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rosemont Middle School, and West Ranch High School. He also served at Valencia High School for the 2015 marching band season as the Woodwind Caption Head and Visual Tech. Valencia earned a gold medal at the SCSBOA Marching Band Championships with their show entitled “Tron” that year.
As a musician, Mr. Flores has led the CSUN Wind Symphony flute section as principal player and section leader. He was also part of the CSUN Wind Ensemble, Discovery Players, and the Santa Clarita Philharmonic.
Among the various awards and recognitions earned throughout his career include:
- 2019 Arroyo Seco Junior High School Teacher of the Year
- 2019 CSUN Wind Symphony Conductors Workshop Participant
- Collegiate Professional Achievement Recognition from the National Association for Music Education
- The CSUN Music Department Outstanding Student in Music Education Award
- Membership into the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society
- The University Chorus Outstanding Student Award
Mr. Flores strives to be a positive role model and inspire the bright minds of tomorrow. Wanting to be the best educator possible for his students, he regularly attends clinics, workshops, and conferences to keep up to date and improve his teaching. When not working to be a better teacher and musician, he enjoys watching movies, learning something new, and spending time with his family.