AMLA’s new Director of Music Education & Outreach Relations
Message from the new Director of Music Education & Comunity Relations, Daniel de Jesús.
Greetings AMLA family
I am most excited to be leading such an important and historically significant organization. Artistas y Músicos Latinoamericanos is a long-standing instituion that is part of the cultural fabric of Phialdelphia. AMLA has bridged the world and sound of the Caribbean and has created a platform for Latin music to thrive in our region. It is with a humble heart and enthusiasm that I take on the role to serve our community with valuable music education and outreach to our neighbors in North Philadelphia.
I am an artist and educator based in Philadelphia PA. Access to the arts for underserved communities is at the core of my work as a curator, educator, and practicing artist in Philadelphia. I was the Visual Arts Manager from 2007 – 2011 and Youth Artist Program manager from 2015 – 2021 at the Taller Puertorriqueño. I am a practicing multidisciplinary artist who works as a painter, composer, and songwriter, and musician. As an educator and administrator, I work to give youth access to experiences and opportunities to participate in the creative arts through inclusive programs in Philadelphia. As an advocate for the arts, I work with organizations dedicated to uplifting our community’s youth to provide high-quality arts education.
Let’s make music together!
Daniel de Jesús
To learn more about my work as an artist, please visit www.danieldejesus.art