NICOLAS GONZALEZ has joined Connecticut’s Stamford Symphony as manager of community engagement and education. In this newly created role, he will work to ensure that the orchestra has meaningful and effective engagement within the Stamford and wider Fairfield County communities. He will review and amend existing programs, collaborate on the development of age-appropriate programs that adhere to government guidelines, develop relationships with schools and community partners, and support fundraising of related programming. Gonzalez goes to the Stamford Symphony from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he served as manager of the Civic Orchestra Fellowship Program. He has worked on projects that advocate for anti-racism training and diversity initiatives within music organizations. Gonzalez previously worked at the National Repertory Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Music for All, Indiana Arts Commission, Mathers Museum at Indiana University, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District at the City of Bloomington, Indiana.