Nicolas Gonzalez is a dual masters student at Indiana University – Bloomington, studying Arts Administration and Public Affairs. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University – Bloomington in Telecommunications, with a focus on Design and Production. During his time at IU, he participated in the marching, concert, and jazz bands, where he held the leadership position of Tuba Undergraduate Staff. Nicolas is also a freelance photographer and videographer. Specifically, he loves concert and performing arts photography. Prior to graduate school, Nick interned as an Assistant Producer for the local PBS station in Bloomington, IN and a Marketing Intern for Music for All in Indianapolis, IN. He currently works as a graduate assistant for the City of Bloomington’s cultural district (BEAD) and a videographer for the IU Jazz department.
Amara Sperber is delighted to help facilitate connection between artists at National Repertory Orchestra this summer. In the fall, Amara will begin the teacher training program in Suzuki Method at Cleveland Institute of Music. She is interested in the integration of improvisation, body awareness and other art forms within music education. Amara was the graduate assistant to Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio at University of Nevada in Reno, where she received her Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Orchestra Career Studies. Previously she received her Bachelor degree in performance from University of Oregon as a student of Fritz Gearhart, where she also studied abroad in Vienna.