Dr. Justin John Moniz
A recipient of the Yamaha Corporation Top 40 Music Educator Award and a Musical America Top Professional of the Year, Dr. Justin John Moniz serves as Associate Director of Vocal Performance and Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School.
At NYU, Moniz leads the graduate vocal pedagogy program, teaches courses in pedagogic theory, practice, applied voice, and directs the DownBeat Award-winning NYU Pop/Rock Ensemble, a group he founded in 2019. He also serves as Program Director of the Contemporary Vocal Summer Workshop. In addition to his appointment at NYU, Dr. Moniz is a member of the Vocal Arts Faculty at Manhattan School of Music where he teaches Vocal Wellness & Physiology.
A leading expert on contemporary vocal pedagogy, Dr. Moniz is regularly engaged as a guest clinician and consultant for organizations including the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), The Royal Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston University, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, among others.
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," was identified by NATS as the most-read Journal of Singing article of 2022. He will begin an appointment as Associate Editor of the Journal of Singing in September 2023.