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.
During the spring semester, Moniz has been invited to present masterclasses, lectures, and workshops to the vocal pedagogy programs at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and New England Conservatory, as well as the vocal performance programs at Boston University and University of Miami.
Moniz recently presented an online vocal masterclass for CS Music. Classical Singer magazine began in 1988 as The New York Opera Newsletter. Interest in the newsletter grew rapidly and the demand for more information triggered the transformation into Classical Singer magazine. CS Music now offers renowned programs and competitions for singers of all levels nationwide.
Moniz was recently selected as the BOSS 2020 Featured Educator! During the upcoming festival, he will present three workshops including the festival’s capstone class. “Pop/Rock and Drop It” will explore efficient and sustainable chest-dominant (belt) production in contemporary popular styles.