On Friday, October 25, Mr. Núñez will speak in a public event on "The Unlimited Potential of Children," a full-length program featuring dialogue and musical demonstrations as part of the Tastemakers & Pioneers music lecture series by prominent individuals in the arts community,

among them David Dubal, Michael Harrison and arts journalists Stuart Isacoff and the Wall Street Journal's Barrymore Scherer.

Friday, Oct. 25th, 7PM

91st St & West End Avenue

Francisco J. Núñez

"The Unlimited Potential of Children"

35th Anniversary Conference | Chorus America

June 13-16, 2012 Minneapolis, MN

Watch Francisco Núñez work his magic with a massed ensemble of singers from five local youth choirs. A highly respected youth choir conductor and a 2011 winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, Núñez will be rehearsing these young singers on challenging repertoire selected for that night's Conference-opening performance.

The participating choirs in the Youth Festival Choir are:

  • Allegro Choral Academy
  • Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
  • Minneapolis Youth Chorus
  • Minnesota Boychoir
  • Twin Cities Youth Chorale

Michigan School Vocal Music Association 75th Anniversary January 19-21, 2012 Grand Rapids, Michigan

As the headliner for the Michigan Music Conference, Mr. Núñez will conduct the 75th Anniversary Chorus and present two workshops.

“21st Century Conductor”

Mr. Núñez will share his insights into the challenges and rewards of being an educator/conductor in the current social, economical and cultural environment.

“Innovating Literature”

Mr. Núñez will share his expertise with contemporary and standard choral pieces. Topics to be explored include analysis of past and current compositional techniques, differences and similarities in choral music over the centuries, current and past performance elements, and rehearsal and conducting techniques. Four exciting works (two masterworks and two contemporary works) will be provided for all participants to sing and conduct and two conductors will have the opportunity to participate in a masterclass setting.

Coca-Cola Chorus

2011 North Carolina Music Educators Association’s State Conference

Middle School All-State Chorus, Guest Conductor Saturday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Mr. Nunez will share his insights into the challenges and rewards of being an educator/conductor in the current social, economical, and cultural environment.  He will discuss the need of measuring music, the balance of autonomy and authority and repertoire as social currency.


Kyrie from “Mass in G”                Franz Schubert The Open Door                            Theodore Wiprud, arr. Francisco J. Núñez Tres Cantos Nativos                   arr. Marcos Leite Crosstown M42                            Robert Kapilow Forever Is My Song*                   Francisco J. Núñez Take Me To The Water              arr. Rollo Dilworth

*Written for the 2011 NCMEA Middle School Honors Chorus

Michigan School Vocal Music Association 75th Anniversary Choir, Guest Conductor and Clinician Thursday, January 19 – Saturday, January 21, 2012 Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan Youth Arts Festival All-State Chorus, Guest Conductor Thursday, May 10 – Saturday, May 12, 2012 Kalamazoo, Michigan

Choirs Transforming Our World: A Symposium Yale University, Workshop Friday, June 22 – Saturday, June 23, 2012 New Haven, Connecticut

The 21st century conductor: A discussion on how Young People Chorus of New York City was able to successfully break through the issues of poverty, class and discrimination among young people and get them to sing at the highest level.  We will also discuss strategies to help breach through these barriers including organizational tools and repertoire.