Antonio Gómez

Director (through 2021)

Antonio embodies the intersection of professional music, education, arts presenting and public media. He is passionate about intertwining these skills to connect learners of all ages with compelling cultural stories and inspiring art. A former K-12 teacher, he manages economically and culturally accessible education programs at Tacoma Arts Live. He is a curriculum designer for public media and arts nonprofits. As a percussionist, Tony specializes in Afro-Latin, Mediterranean, and Arabic genres. He performs with Trío Guadalevín, the Eurasia Consort, and the national touring music-dance production Tango del Cielo. He has studied in Cuba, Argentina, Panamá, Spain, Italy, and Morocco.