Justin Moniz

Justin M.

14 Reviews
Tallahassee, FL

About Justin M.

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Justin teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: November 2005

Overview

Winner of The 2015 American Prize in Voice - Chicago Musical Theater Award, American tenor Justin John Moniz, has earned great acclaim for his “comic chops and huge voice”. Lauded by the South Florida Classical Review as a "superb high tenor" and a "vocal standout", his "refined" work has also been praised by the Miami Herald and Cape Cod Times. His unique style and versatility has afforded him an active career in concert, opera and musical theatre.

Mr. Moniz’s students have been praised by the Miami Herald for their ability to bring “a veteran performer’s assurance and personality” to the stage. Many have gone onto perform on Broadway, National Tours, and regionally, with companies including the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, the Actors' Playhouse, Stagedoor Manor, the Area Stage Company, and Orchestra Miami, where one student made his professional debut in the title role of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. To great critical acclaim, this young talent was hailed as “a natural performer” and lauded as “a star in-the-making” (Concerto.net).

Website - www.justinjohnmoniz.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/justinjohnmoniztenor

Photos and Videos

Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant Jul 2015 - Present
Florida State University

Adjunct Voice Faculty Aug 2013 - May 2014
University of Florida, New World School of the Arts

Instructor of Voice & Musical Theatre Mar 2012 - May 2014
Miami Conservatory of Music

Graduate Teaching Assistant Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Miami, Frost School of Music

Education

Doctor of Music, Voice Performance Jul 2015 - Present
Florida State University
Master of Music, Opera Directing Jul 2015 - Present
Florida State University
Master of Music, Vocal Performance Aug 2011 - May 2013
Frost School of Music, University of Miami
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication & Rhetoric Aug 2007 - May 2011
SUNY Potsdam
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance Aug 2007 - May 2011
Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian Professional Proficiency

Awards

Rising Star Award Jul 2015
State University of New York at Potsdam
American Prize in Voice - Chicago Musical Theatre Award Mar 2015
The American Prize

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing Oct 2014
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association Dec 2013
Actors-Equity

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

American Guild of Musical Artists Dec 2012

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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14 Reviews on Justin M.

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Austin Lopez Jul 30, 2015
Musical Theater · In home
Justin provides an outstanding and quality brand of instruction aswell as a comfortable and focused environment in which to learn, work collaboratively, and take risks when in a musical theatre workshop or lesson. When being vocally warmed up, Justin notices the quality of your voice for that day or time of day and uses different warm ups to accomadate your vocal needs. When working with Justin I am always discovering new things and pushing my limts with his unique mix of practicing material, learning new material, and then coorelating that material into discussions about the business aspect of musical theatre. Justin is not only a fantastic and highly recommeded teacher for me, but has become a mentor and role model to me of what a successful and prolific working actor should be.
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Matthew T. Jul 30, 2015
Classical Voice
Verified Student
I started taking lessons with justin in 2012. At the time I had never taken any vocal training (I was 21), and Justin helped me tremendously in learning how to use my voice. He instilled a great respect for the fundamentals in me, and has always been a generous and helpful presence. I stringly recommend him to anyone looking for a strong and knowledgable instructor.
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Alex Jul 30, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
I had the pleasure of studying with Justin in Miami and I was very happy with him as a vocal coach. He knows all the little tricks that instantly make a difference. I recommend him to anyone who is in pursuit of vocal improvment because his teaching methods are easy to understand. He knows how to get results
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Andrea Jul 28, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Justin helped me with my college audition and went above and beyond to make sure I succeeded. He did everything in his power to make sure that I was ready in time. He is very hardworking, intelligent, talented, and makes his students feel confident and strong about being singers.
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Jul 27, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Justin has been an excellent voice and piano instructor and mentor to my son for several years. He is professional and always goes above and beyond to make sure my son's musical development and career in the arts is always advancing.
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Jean Jul 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Justin has been doing private voice and piano lessons with my children for over 3 years. He is FABULOUS. He has just the right tone with my children (age 8-10)- serious about the music but fun and engaging at the same time. He is reliable, prepared, talented, and takes so much interest in my children's progress. We are so thrilled that he has such a fantastic opportunity in Tallahassee but are very sad to lose him from Miami.
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Julia Jul 27, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
Justin is an outstanding teacher! Taking lessons with him has changed my life. I have been studying with him for about 2 months and my voice has improved so much already. I am a different singer because of him. Since Justin is an active performer, he knows what it takes to be in the business right now. He has helped me so much with my audition package and deciding where I should audition this season. In addition, his knowledge of foreign languages is amazing and if there is a technical problem in your singing, he is wonderful at addressing it and telling you what you need to do to fix it. Words cannot even begin to describe how amazing Justin is not only as a teacher, but as a person and mentor. My lessons are the highlight of my week and Justin goes above and beyond. Justin is not only there for me as my teacher, but cares about me as a person. I would not be where I am right now, if it was not for him. Deciding to take lessons with Justin was the best decision that I could have made. 
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Madeline Jul 26, 2015
Audition Prep · Online
I will be attending the University of Utah this coming fall in the Musical Theatre BFA program, and I would never be able to say that if it weren't for Justin Moniz. He helped me through the entire college audition/selection process in more ways than just voice. I had never gone through the process before (obviously), and I was SO appreciative of Justin's professional help. I would have had no idea how to even begin the process without him. He was (and still is) always more than willing to go the extra mile, including writing multiple wonderful letters of recommendation for me. As far as vocal coaching, Justin is excellent. I especially appreciate the way he makes complicated vocal skills simple and easy. Artists are often unorganized, but Justin absolutely is not. He is completely "on top of things," and always makes time for me. I never feel like I bother him by asking for lessons, which has happened with other instructors of mine in the past. Perhaps most importantly, I know that Justin truly cares about me as a person. I will never be able to repay him for all the ways he has helped me and continues to support and encourage me in all areas of my life.
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Matthew Jul 26, 2015
Singing · In studio
A true professional.
Justin is a master of voice and with in 10 minutes of my lesson he was able to give me tools that have extended my abilities, while being able to communicate those ideas in a clear and relatable manner. As an actor I have taken lessons in Tallahassee, Miami, Chicago and even New York and Justin is nothing more than professional. Fun, engaging, and has a love and care for his students that is surpassed by none. It's a true pleasure to grow from this amazing teacher.
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Peter Jul 26, 2015
Singing · In studio
Great instructor, has lots of patience and extensive knowledge on vocal performance. I saw massive improvement in a short period of time. Would highly recommend.