Jorge Valls is a musician whose passion for musical excellence and youth led him to pursue a career in music education. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Over the past six summers, Mr. Valls worked as a cabin counselor at Interlochen Arts Camp and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, both in Michigan. In summer of 2013, he traveled as a performer and staff member for the Blue Lake International Choir, which toured throughout Germany, France, and Luxembourg. In addition, he has taught several workshops for the De George Academy of The Arts at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Mr. Valls is currently an Associate Director for the Girl Choir of South Florida. He has had the privilege of serving as director for the Primes, Apprentice, Concert, and Chamber choirs.
Mr. Valls currently teaches at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL. Prior to Bak, Mr. Valls built the choral program at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton. Choirs under his direction consistently received high ratings at district performance assessments and competitions. They have also received first place in their divisions at the Festival Disney competition, Music USA competition in Orlando, Heritage Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Heritage Festival of Gold in Chicago, Illinois. In the Fall of 2018, he conducted the Bak Middle School of the Arts Chorale at the Florida ACDA conference held at Stetson University. Students in his programs have participated in many district, state, and national honor choirs. Mr. Valls is an active clinician throughout the state of Florida.
Devoted to cultivating music education in the community, he holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, the Florida Vocal Association, the American Choral Directors Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.