Francisco Nunez

last updated 6/13/2018

Francisco J. Nunez

Conductor at American Young Voices LLC

307 7th Ave. Suite 1105, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(646) 770-9018

General Information


Conductor - UGC

Composer-Mentor In the Essentially Choral Program - VocalEssence


Bachelor of Arts - choral conducting , 

Master Chorale

bachelor - piano performance and music education , New York University

bachelor - piano performance and music education , University of Calgary

gaduate diploma - piano performance and music education , New York University

gaduate diploma - piano performance and music education , University of Calgary

piano performance majorNYU


Board Member - Chorus Connection

Founder and Artistic Director - YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS

Board Member - Lincoln Center Inc

Board of Advisors Member - Jerusalem Youth Chorus

ASCAP Member - MacArthur Foundation

Founder - Social Change

Member - American Society of Composers , Authors and Publishers

Honorary Doctor - Commencement Ceremony

MSVMA Member - Brittanie Trevarrow

Board Member - New York State Alliance for Arts Education

Founder - Núñez Initiative

Founder - National Endowment for the Arts

Founder - Transient Glory™

Founder - Transmusica

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Francisco J. Núñez → American Young Voices

Francisco J. Núñez Meet Our Conductor
Francisco J. Núñez Conductor The inaugural American Young Voices concert was conducted by Francisco J. Núñez at the Prudential Center in May 2015, attended by thousands of enthusiastic students from the tNew York metro area Mr. Núñez, a MacArthur "genius" Fellow, is a composer, conductor, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the artistic director/founder of the award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), renowned worldwide for its diversity and artistic excellence. Since its founding, he has created an awareness of the unlimited ability of children to rise to unforeseen heights of artistry. Mr. Núñez also leads the University Glee Club of New York City, its fifth conductor since the all-men's chorus was established in 1894 and is sought after nationwide as a guest conductor by professional orchestras and choirs, a master teacher and advisor, and a frequent keynote speaker as a leading authority on the role of music in achieving equality and diversity among children in today's society. Mr. Núñez composes countless compositions and arrangements in all musical formats and styles for choirs, orchestras, and solo instruments. Mr. Núñez has greatly expanded and invigorated the repertoire of choral music for young people with the creation of two new music commissioning series: Transient Glory a series of concerts, recordings, symposia, and publications in collaboration with Boosey & Hawkes, Chester Novello and G. Schirmer, and Radio Radiance, a radio, digital media series presented in association with public radio to develop new audiences for cutting-edge choral music through national broadcasts and a grassroots effort with youth choruses in cities across the country. As part of his effort to further effect positive social change for young people and building upon his existing philosophy and methodology, Mr. Núñez has formed the Núñez Initiative for Social Change Through the Choral Arts to develop an innovative strategy to promote social advocacy to choral conductors and music teachers across the nation through teacher training, workshops, and events. Mr. Núñez has been recognized with an ASCAP Victor Herbert Award, the New York Choral Society's Choral Excellence Award, and ABC-TV honored him as its "Person of the Week. Fox News has profiled him for "changing young lives with music," and most recently, Musical America named him one of its 30 "Influencers" for 2015: those people who are making a difference in the music industry. Mr. Núñez's music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, and his writings are published by Cambridge University Press. "The mantle that once belonged to the deans of 'golden era' choral music conductors has been passed, and it rests with Francisco Núñez. - Barbara Murray, Director of Music, NYC Department of Education Francisco J. Núñez

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American Young Voices

Francisco J. Núñez Meet Our Conductor
Conducted By Francisco J. Núñez We are honored to work with Francisco J. Núñez, our conductor!

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American Young Voices Returns to Prudential Center on May 26

World-renowned conductor Francisco J. Núñez, the founder and artistic director of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, will lead the choir for the second straight year.
Young Voices really boosts a love of music in a child, as well as helps to raise their level of self-esteem," said American Young Voices conductor Francisco J. Núñez.

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