Community Engagement and Education Manager at Stamford Symphony

Five Words About Me:

Passionate, community, fun, reflective, and person development

One Surprising Skill:

The ability to creatively pack anything in a suitcase, closet, car, or moving truck. It’s just real-life Tetris (which I play
all the time!)

Nicolas Gonzalez currently serves as the Community Engagement and Education Manager for Orchestra Lumos, Board Chair for Sound Mind, and Community Facilitator for the Connecticut Office of the Arts via the AIR Institute. Nicolas is also a proud member of Sphinx LEAD, an executive leadership program of the Sphinx Organization. In his spare time, he loves to volunteer for social organizations (primarily LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and arts organizations), photograph live events, and work hard so his cat can have a better life.

As an arts administrator, Nicolas strives to make all art programs accessible, interactive, and used as a service to others. With an impressive track record of orchestral administration, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood, he has had the privilege to lead many innovative projects and desires to center community in his programming. Nicolas graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with an MA in Arts Administration, MPA in Nonprofit Management, and BA in Film Production with certifications in Music Education and Business. He also holds a Certificate in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.