Sebastian Gonzales, Oboist

 Sebastian currently attends Girard Academic Music Program in Philadelphia. He holds 1st chair in the GAMP Wind Ensemble, 1st chair in the Philadelphia All City middle school band, and 1st chair in the GAMP high school orchestra. In addition to oboe, Sebastian studies the piano.


Sebastian was recently awarded a seat in the endowed Schoenbach Woodwind Ensemble.  Earlier this season, Sebastian performed in both In C and Improvisionairies workshops with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. In 2017, he participated in the National Youth Orchestra side by side rehearsal and performance,  and performed  at a press release for Councilwoman at Large Helen Gym regarding music education funding in Philadelphia public schools. Sebastian was selected for the Kinhaven Music School of Vermont Senior summer session for 2019 and Junior summer session for 2017 and 2018. He was chosen as a Second Place Winner (Junior Age Category) of the American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2018 and is currently principal oboist in the Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra for the 2018-19 season.  Sebastian is a proud member of the Philadelphia Musician's Alliance for Youth.