Josh Gonzalez

HaZamir North Jersey, Class of ‘17

NAJCF Choral Conducting Fellow, '18 

Ever since I was really young, I knew that music was going to be a large part of my life.  However, it wasn't until HaZamir that I realized I would want to pursue a career in conducting and be connected to Jewish choral music in such a large way.  Working under Mati Lazar has helped me to realize my musical potential and inspired me to give back in the same way. Not only have I found a deep appreciation for this music, but my experience in HaZamir has allowed me to connect with so many people from around the world. I think that it is so essential that we continue to build community within the Jewish choral world. I am currently a sophomore at Mason Gross School of the Arts studying Music Education with a Voice concentration.