Award Winning Educator
Dr. Justin John Moniz currently serves as Associate Director of Vocal Pedagogy and Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School where he leads the graduate vocal pedagogy program, teaches courses in pedagogical theory and practice, applied voice, and directs the NYU Steinhardt Pop/Rock Ensemble. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Moniz served as Chair of Vocal Studies at Millikin University and Visiting Instructor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Moniz is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voice teachers of classical, commercial, and musical theatre voice in the United States. His current and former students have performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, on national and international tours, in regional theaters and opera houses, and on national television. The scholarly work of his current students will see publication in both Journal of Singing and VOICEPrints in 2021. A widely recognized proponent of voice teacher training, Dr. Moniz currently serves as a mentor teaching for the NATS National Mentoring Collaborative and the NATS Mentored Teaching Experience. He is also a guest faculty member for the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Locally, Dr. Moniz is an active member of the NATS-NYC Chapter where he serves as Chair of Student Auditions and as a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, he is a full voting member of the Pan American Vocology Association.
Dr. Moniz has presented at both national and regional conferences for the National Opera Association (NOA), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and at institutions including Boston Conservatory at Berklee, New England Conservatory, Boston University, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Oklahoma City University, University of Miami, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Baldwin Wallace University, Auburn University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of Delaware, Duke University, and Universidad La Salle Laguna, among many others. He was recently honored as the 2020 Featured Educator for the Boston Sings Festival.
An avid researcher and author in high demand, Dr. Moniz has written numerous scholarly articles and reviews for Journal of Singing and The Opera Journal. He also recently contributed to So You Want to Sing Light Opera by Linda Lister, published by Rowman and Littlefield. Dr. Moniz is currently working on his new book, Your Pop/Rock Prescription, which highlights a vowel-driven approach to contemporary commercial pedagogy. In addition, he is concluding work on a second book entitled, A Fight for the Light: Underrepresented Journeys to the Stage, alongside co-author Minnita Daniel Cox. The piece celebrates trailblazing performers and highlights the trials and tribulations of prolific historic Black opera singers including Denyce Graves, Martina Arroyo, George Shirley, and many others.
Dr. Moniz holds four degrees from Florida State University, the University of Miami, and SUNY Potsdam, as well as certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Sustainable Business Strategy from Duke University and Harvard Business School, respectively. He has received young alumni awards from all three of his alma maters, having recently been named one of Florida State University’s Notable Noles and University of Miami’s 30 Under Thirty. In addition, Moniz was awarded the Rising Star Award by SUNY Potsdam.
Dr. Moniz currently maintains an active private studio in NYC and virtually. For more information, please email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.