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. At NYU, Moniz leads the graduate vocal pedagogy program, where he teaches courses in pedagogical theory, practice, and applied voice. In addition, he directs the NYU Pop/Rock Ensemble, a group he founded in 2019. Under his leadership as Executive Director of HPAF, the festival has earned international acclaim and awards for his productions of The Mikado and Sweeney Todd. In addition, BroadwayWorld recently named HPAF Hawaii’s “Theater of the Year”.
Dr. Moniz’s current and former students have appeared on Broadway, international tours, national television, and in regional theaters and opera houses nationwide. A widely recognized proponent of voice teacher training, Moniz currently serves as a mentor teacher for the NATS Mentoring Collaborative and the NATS Mentored Teaching Experience. He 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.
Dr. Moniz recently served as a guest lecturer at New England Conservatory, The Royal Conservatory, Boston University, and completed an appointment as a guest faculty member for the 2021 Boston Conservatory Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop. He is currently concluding work on this new book, Your Pop/Rock Prescription. The book highlights a vowel-driven approach to contemporary commercial pedagogy.
Dr. Moniz holds four degrees from Florida State University, the University of Miami, and SUNY Potsdam, and certifications from Harvard Business School, Duke University, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). As a voice teacher, researcher, and NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Moniz is particularly passionate about identifying the parallels between the worlds of voice science and sports medicine, more specifically concerning vocal load, efficiency, and sustainability. His article, “Regulating Vocal Load in High Impact Production,” will appear in the Journal of Singing in May 2022. For more information, please visit www.justinjohnmoniz.com.