Meet Alan Gonzalez, Our New Intern!
A picture of new LAJS intern Sarah Seltzer, standing in an archway in a green dress while holding her violin.

We are extremely excited to welcome Alan Gonzalez, our new intern for 2023!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Alan has collaborated with nonprofit arts organizations as well as will the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to build creative art classes for students of elementary grades through high school. With a strong indigenous background from Oaxaca, Alan works with many self-taught musicians and bands, showcasing their culture in Plaza Mexico and the greater Los Angeles area.

Alan is currently enrolled at California Institute of the Arts, pursuing his BFA in Composition and Performance. Alan composes music for Latin bands and classical ensembles. His own recorded compositions, influenced by music of Latin America, are arranged for harpsichord, piano, accordion and percussion. Many of Alan’s compositions/arrangements have been performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Wilshire Ebell Theatre and more.

Alan is currently employed as the Project Assistant for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), coordinating weekly music rehearsals and concerts for students K-12. He also acts as a substitute teacher and staff member during programming hours. Being bilingual in Spanish and English, Alan has served as a translator for parents, staff and special guests at YOLA. The LAJS is thrilled to have his linguistic talents to help us reach out to the Latinx community and strengthen our cultural bridges as part of our ever-growing education program,  “A Patchwork of Cultures.”

Alan’s internship is made possible by a generous grant from Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture as part of their 2023 Arts Internship program, which provides internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, film, media, literary, and municipal arts organizations. A huge thank you to them for their continued support.