The gifted and versatile 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
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
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 until she left to tour the country to perform her
Positive Force Tour.
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. With the beginning of 2015, DR. Torres began teaching
underprivileged children with the NSPIRE A CHILD organization.
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. Her latest honor was
the TAMACC 2014 Women of Distinction Award and the UIW 2014 Alumni of Distinction for
Professional Achievement 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
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 currently working on her next Christian CD.
Her latest Tejano CD is “Mi Inspiración”, My Inspiration, released this past year and destined to be
her best album yet. It is a labor of love demonstrating her multifaceted talents as a songwriter,
arranger, and producer as well as versatile and dynamic vocalist. Patsy's songwriting talents shine
with six new original works, reflecting her various emotions from witty plays on words to a romantic
anniversary song dedicated to her husband that is sure to become a standard. The cover songs
presented in the album are completely different arrangements than the originals and offer a fresh
new sound, including a dedication to Tejano legend Lydia Mendoza that would make the late icon
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. Check out her website at: www.patsytorres.com