Gina Chavez
Apr 14, 2023 7:30 pm
Apr 14, 2023 7:30 pm
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Gina Chavez


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Gina Chávez (she/they) is a Latin Grammy nominee, internationally acclaimed recording artist, wife, and philanthropist. Born in Austin, Texas, they are a 16-time Austin Music Award winner. Gina's first all-Spanish language album, La Que Manda, was nominated for a 2020 Latin Grammy in Best Pop/Rock, making them the third Latine born in the continental U.S. to ever be nominated in history of the category (and the first queer Texan).

Their NPR Tiny Desk concert has more than 1.3 million views and they are featured on Brené Brown's hit podcast, Unlocking Us, for which they co-wrote the theme music. Gina’s music has also been featured in a national Target ad and she is the face of LIFEWTR’s Life Unseen campaign. Gina tours internationally as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department and runs Niñas Arriba, a college fund Gina and their wife founded for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador. Gina’s official TED Talk is out now.

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Related Events

The two events below are free and open to the public. However, we have limited seating. Educators, please email which presentation(s) your class will be attending and how many attendees to Rachel Frisby, Fine Arts Center programming coordinator, at (Individual attendees do not need to register.)

Intersectionality: A Memoir with Gina Chávez
Co-hosted by Viterbo’s Pride Club
Thursday, April 13
Noon–1 p.m.

Viterbo Fine Arts Center FSPA Lobby
FREE, open to the public;
attendees may use Viterbo’s parking lots

Gina Chávez has many diverse identifiers and loves sharing what it's like to exist in seemingly separate spaces and find the intersectionality and unifiers within these worlds. During this presentation, Gina will share her journey and how it brought her to her current place as an acclaimed musician.

This program will conclude with a live Q&A session moderated by Dr. Marlene De La Cruz-Guzman, Viterbo’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You are welcome to submit questions for Gina in advance and we will honor individuals’ anonymity. Email Rachel at

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship with Gina Chávez
Co-hosted by Viterbo's Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Thursday, April 13
2–3 p.m.
Viterbo Fine Arts Center FSPA Lobby
FREE, open to the public; attendees may use Viterbo’s parking lots

Learn directly what it means to run a successful small business from internationally renowned touring artist, Gina Chávez. She has gained hard-won invaluable insights on marketing and the music and arts industry. As she candidly shares, she didn’t realize that when she set out to be a songwriter many years ago that it meant she would become a business owner and entrepreneur in the process.

This program will be moderated by Erin Jerozal, chair of Viterbo’s theatre and music theatre department and faculty member of the Conservatory for the Performing Arts.