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 in February, prior to the release of the full album this spring!
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.
Moniz recently joined the company of Seidman & Crawford’s musical Fifth Avenue in the role of Donald. The project was supervised by the team at Dubway Studios and is slated for release in late-2021.
Big Island Music Magazines praises Moniz for his performance in Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s presentation of Home for the Holidays.
“Last but never least, Executive Director Justin John Moniz demonstrated his theater skills as well as his perfectly controlled tenor. He didn’t announce what he was going to sing; the songs flowed seamlessly from what he was saying, just the way songs do in musical theater. Ending with “My Favorite Things,” I thought about one of my own favorites things – the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.”
Moniz was recently recognized as both a well-known classical voice alumni (Frost School of Music, University of Miami) and an outstanding voice faculty member (NYU Steinhardt) on Inside Music Schools’ list of The Top 32 Classical, Jazz & Contemporary Voice Programs in the U.S for 2020. He joins the company of Sandra Lopez, Elizabeth Caballero, Sheri Sanders, and more.
Red Curtain Addict recently sat down with Justin to discuss his work as Executive Director of Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Check out the video to find out how Justin and his team transformed their destination festival into a virtual experience for global audiences.
Cleveland Opera Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Scott Skiba recently met with Justin to discuss the process of bringing a concept from the page to the stage, specifically in regards to his work with Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s 2020 Virtual Festival.