Published: Oct 19, 2010 3:29 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 19, 2010 12:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Musician Nestor Torres will be playing in South Florida for a while.

Florida International University said Monday that he has joined the faculty for fall and will teach a music class. He will also give private flute lessons for students. He will also be the founding director of the FIU's first charanga ensemble from the School of Music. The ensemble consists of wind, string and percussion instruments that perform folk music from Cuba and parts of the Caribbean.

Torres, who is a Grammy winner, is based in Miami.