MacArthur genius Francisco Núñez, founder and artistic director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, spends the day with choral teachers. In the course of this remarkable master class, participants will rehearse choral music that they will perform that very evening, under the baton of Mr. Núñez. The Academy for Teachers chorus, in its debut performance, will also be part of that program, which will take place in the elegant auditorium at Steinway & Sons.
Francisco J. Núñez is a composer, conductor, and the founder and artistic director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. With YPC, Mr. Núñez demonstrates that children can rise to remarkable levels of artistry. He has invigorated the repertoire for young voices by commissioning over 100 compositions from established as well as emerging composers. Mr. Núñez has composed works in many musical formats and styles for choirs, orchestras, and solo instruments. He is the recipient of an ASCAP Victor Herbert Award and the New York Choral Society’s Choral Excellence Award. ABC-TV honored him as its Person of the Week and Fox News profiled him for “changing young lives with music.” NYU Steinhardt honored him with its Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award. He holds honorary doctor of music degrees from Gettysburg College and Ithaca College, and is Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year.