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Master Sgt. Torin Olsen


Master Sergeant Torin Olsen joined the West Point Band in April of 2010. In 2001, he received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California where he studied with Jim Walker, a former member of the West Point Band. He earned his Master of Music from Duquesne University under the tutelage of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra flutist Damian Bursill-Hall in 2006. Prior to this, he studied under Robert Langevin and Geralyn Coticone. Master Sgt. Olsen has performed with many musical groups including the Warren Philharmonic, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, W.D. Packard Concert Band, the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra, Vent Nouveau, and the Albany Symphony. He gave the world premiere of Todd Goodman’s “Echos,” a concerto for piccolo and orchestra, with the McKeesport Symphony in 2007. An avid chamber musician, Sergeant First Class Olsen was a founding member of Pittsburgh-based woodwind quintet Zephyrs, and formed the chamber group "The Olsen Duo" along with his flutist wife Brianne. He also performs for ceremonies, recitals, and official functions with the West Point Band’s Academy Wind Quintet.