Patsy Torres is one of the most important and influential Tejano entertainers of our time. She has performed for live audiences of more than 100,000 people, appeared on national television for millions of viewers, and traveled all over the world winning countless awards for her musical talents and community works. She has graced the covers of national and international publications. Billboard Magazine proclaimed Patsy Torres as one of the “Top Female Tejano Stars” while Vista Magazine selected her to represent “What’s Hot in Texas”. Latin Style Magazine described Patsy as “El Sonido del Futuro”, the sound of the future.

While still in high school, Patsy found music as a creative way to finance her college education. While performing in a local band she was “discovered” and given a recording contract. While still in college, her first Tejano album yielded a #1 hit that later garnered her the Texas Talent Music Association’s “Female Entertainer of the Year”. Patsy achieved a lot of “firsts”. She became the first Tejano artist to film a music video. When she performed one of her hit songs, “Abrazame”, on the CBS television special “Sea World’s Lone Star Celebration”, she made history as the first artist to expose Tejano music on national television. She repeated the honor when she performed Abrazame again on “International Star Search” televised in Los Angeles. She again made history when she was the first to perform a bilingual song on TNN’s “Nashville Now Show”.

The national recognition she received caught the attention of overseas promoters, which led to tours in Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Okinawa, Guam, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, and China. The university allowed Patsy to take her studies with her as she blazed trails as the first female to ever perform Tejano music overseas.

This international attention made her a champion in her hometown of San Antonio. Her time and talents were in big demand as a speaker and role model for schools, charitable and civic organizations. The city honored her with a river barge christened with her name on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk.

This versatile musical artist showcased her talents when she performed with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra as its solo guest performer during the summer Pop Series. Her performances were sold out for the two night engagement, and then recently performed another two nights for the Symphony Fiesta Pops. She also performed with the Laredo Symphony. Still, Patsy has the singular honor of being the first female Tejano star to perform with a symphony orchestra.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas contracted Patsy as their featured Hispanic star due to her popularity and unique talent of bridging the gap between cultures and sharing the Hispanic heritage that she and San Antonio so proudly represent to thousands of visitors to the city each year. Patsy entertained multitudes from around the world there for 10 years.

Despite her stringent and demanding schedule that requires her unmistakable drive and energy, Patsy makes it a high priority to give back to her community. Always leading by example, Patsy returned to school and earned her Ph.D. in Education and Organizational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word. Patsy is a strong advocate for “Stay in School” partnerships, anti-drug campaigns, and student issues. She donates her time to countless non-profit organizations, schools, and community groups, serving as honorary board member for the Cancer Society, Latin Girl Scouts of America, and San Antonio College as well as the American Red Cross as chairperson for the first Hispanic Committee of San Antonio. Patsy’s compassion, charisma, experience, and education has also made her a much sought after public speaker. She does speaking presentations all over the country with various topics that range from leadership and motivation to education and faith.

Early on, Patsy discovered that her celebrity status gave her a privileged credibility with young people. At her many speaking engagements, she would tell the wide-eyed students that she felt her greatest accomplishment was getting a college education while flourishing in a career of show business with her morals intact. They listened. She became aware that her rapport with kids was a rare gift. The city and local businesses were already aware of her distinctive talent. They, in turn, supported her when she created a specialized musical program targeting teen problems and issues. HEB was the key sponsor.

The show was named “The Positive Force Tour”. This “musical drama” consists of a 16 member cast incorporating singing, dancing, skits, interactive dialogue, and testimonials along with state of the art sound system, special effects, lighting, and costuming. Emphasizing the importance of education, self esteem, and setting personal goals; the show has been an extraordinary success as it tours all over the country performing and inspiring millions of school children. After viewing the show, kids have quit gangs, given up drugs, stayed in school and become more involved with their own families and communities. Many of these students continue to call and write to Patsy testifying to the positive progress of their lives. Most recently, Patsy has developed a variety of musical programs that are tailored to all different age groups including a puppet show “Patsy and Friends” for ages 2-6 and a program for Hispanic parents called “La Fuerza Positiva en Concierto” that addresses family issues of communication, support, and understanding.

In recognition for her work, Patsy was awarded San Antonio’s coveted “Hidalgo Humanitarian Award”. Her labor of love with today’s youth further earned her numerous additional honors such as the Texas War on Drugs Outstanding Leadership Award , The LULAC National Presidential Citation of Community Service, La Prensa Latin Women in Action, the South Texas Wesly “Inspirational” Award, and was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame of San Antonio. In addition, S.A. Life readers voted Patsy as one of the Most Influential San Antonians of the year in Creative Arts. Patsy was honored by the National Tejano Music Conference in Las Vegas where she was recognized for her humanitarian work with their National Community Award.

Patsy is also an Associate with ASI Professionals, a new organization of seasoned practitioners in the fields of organizational and leadership development, training, organizational learning, education, and psychological services. They have published tools that assess talents of individuals and teams for the purpose of improving performance and blending talents to ensure successful outcomes on projects.

Thier Employee Development Program (EDP) focuses on developing the personhood of the employee as a key variable in achieving professional effectiveness in service to others. This EDP helps individuals to become aware of, understand, systematically develop, and maintain personal qualities that are crucial to successful workplace performance and job satisfaction.

As a motivational speaker, Dr. Patsy Torres delivers inspirational speeches that lift up, motivate, empower, and engage the audience; sharing best practices, experiences, and life lessons while at the same time entertaining. Dr. Torres blends her scholarly knowledge with her unique musical talents to offer a one-of-a-kind program that mixes her dialogue with inspiring and uplifting songs. Individual topics include but are not limited to: Education, Perception, Attitude, Diversity, Self Esteem, Change, Motivation, Leadership, Teamwork, Responsibility, personality profiling, and Faith.

On the musical front, Patsy was inducted in the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame and continues to be a leading artist in her professional career of recording and touring. Patsy wrote a hit song “Te Juro” (I swear) which became BMI’s Most Played Latin Song of the Year. The Texas Music Association awarded Patsy the Single of the Year and the Album of the Year. Her music video “Chiquitita” won her TTMA’s Best Female Performance in a Video. Mexico embraced Patsy and nicknamed her “La Nueva Reyna de la Musica Tejana” (The New Queen of Tejano Music). Patsy released her first “English” album, a “live” recording of The Positive Force Tour in Concert. Her latest Tejano music release was “Canciones De Patsy Torres” a compilation album of her original compositions.

Patsy recorded her first Christian CD “Saved…At Last”, as the result of joining the TEJANOS FOR CHRIST group consisting of Tejano legends Sonny Ozuna, Rene Rene, and Rudy T. whom perform for churches all around the county raising funds and salvation as they share their personal stories and testimonials. She is now working on her latest CD, a Tejano /Latin mix album, to be released this summer.

Hailed for her ability to sing and perform all styles of music, Patsy and her versatile group also do special presentations for corporate conventions all over the country performing popular music, oldies, classics, and Jazz from past to present under the name of BLUE HARMONY. She also celebrates the rich culture of mariachi music, performing with popular mariachi groups in beautiful Mexican outfits and belting out traditional favorites.

Touring, recording, performing, speaking engagements, community work, and her studies, indicate there is no slowing down as Dr. Patsy Torres continues to take her music and the human spirit to new heights.

 



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