Last year, Yamaha launched the “40 Under 40” music education advocacy program to celebrate and recognize outstanding music educators who are making a difference by growing and strengthening their music programs. Now, Yamaha celebrates the 2022 group of remarkable educators who triumphed before and during the pandemic to keep their programs thriving. Moniz was recognized for his work as Associate Director of Vocal Performance and Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy at NYU Steinhardt.
Big Island Music Magazine recently praised Moniz for his performance in Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s presentation of Along the Way, celebrating the release of his debut album of the same name.
“Intelligent, articulate, handsome, a gifted singer and musician (he started with tenor saxophone and was terrific on the piano with Kadet), the appointment of Dr. Moniz as Executive Director of the Festival has brought HPAF to new heights earning international acclaim.”
Justin recently released his solo debut album, Along the Way. The project was facilitated by the team at NYC’s renowned Dubway Studios and features selections by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Alan Menken, and many others. The full album is now available on all digital streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, iHeart Radio, and many others.
On Friday, 2/12 at 8pm, Justin will premiere the second music video single from his new album, Along the Way. The video marks the second single release. The album will be released on March 15 and available for preorder on March 1.
On Friday, 1/29 at 7pm, Justin will premiere the first music video single from his new album, Along the Way. The video will preview the album’s upcoming release and give audiences a feel for what to expect. The full length album will be released this March.
Moniz recently premiered a mini-documentary surrounding the creation of his new album, Along the Way. The video previews the album’s upcoming release and highlights the inspiration for the project. Two music video singles will be released on January 29 and February 12, prior to the release of the full album this March.
Moniz will serve as Supporting Faculty Artist-in-Residence for the Artist Diploma program at William Jewell College in March 2021. He joins a roster of guest faculty for the 2020/21 academic year including: Greg Carpenter, Garrett Bruce, Eric Einhorn, Brad Trexell, Carol Anderson, Laurie Rogers, Gabriel Preisser, and Ana De Archuleta. The program is supervised by Grammy Award-winning baritone, Daniel Belcher.
During the spring semester, Moniz has been invited to present masterclasses, lectures, and workshops to the vocal performance and pedagogy programs at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.