Francisco J. Núñez Receives Honorary Doctor Of Music Degree From Gettysburg College

Francisco J. Núñez Receives Honorary Doctor Of Music Degree From Gettysburg College

On Sunday morning, May 20, Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director and founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, was presented with Gettysburg College’s Honorary Doctor of Music degree at the Gettysburg College commencement ceremony of the Class of 2018 – 608 graduates in all.

Gettysburg College Provost Christopher Zappe presented the honorary degree to Mr. Núñez, citing him as “a leading proponent of the significant role that music can play in achieving diversity and equality in today’s society.”  “You are an example,” Provost Zappe said, “of what can be accomplished when young people from different backgrounds are actively encouraged to appreciate and embrace the differences in themselves and others through music.”

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Francisco J. Núñez named Musical America's 2018 Educator of the Year

Francisco J. Núñez named Musical America's 2018 Educator of the Year

Musical America has named Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director and founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, its 2018 Educator of the Year. Mr. Núñez is among five recipients recognized by Musical America for their artistic excellence and achievements in the arts for 2018. The others are Andris Nelsons (Artist of the Year), Mason Bates (Composer of the Year), Augustin Hadelich (Instrumentalist of the Year), and Sondra Radvanovsky (Vocalist of the Year).  

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Children’s Chorus goes international with Sunday show

Children’s Chorus goes international with Sunday show

Each season, the Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents a concert that shows off its members’ vocal prowess in performing a variety of choral music. This year’s concert is titled “One World, Many Voices,” and will feature all of the organization’s more than 300 singers, ages 8-18, as they take the audience on a musical journey around the globe.

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LA Master Chorale Caps 50th Season With 3 Premieres

LA Master Chorale Caps 50th Season With 3 Premieres

While the Los Angeles Philharmonic gets the lion’s share of attention for its progressive programming, its co-resident in Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, has been mirroring that trait all along. Under Grant Gershon, its enthusiastic, boyish-looking music director, the Master Chorale has kept one foot planted in the usual choral tradition and the other foot eagerly stepping out of the mold.

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The Power to Foster Social Renewal Through Song

The Power to Foster Social Renewal Through Song

Francisco Núñez wears his MacArthur Award lightly. The 46-year-old composer-conductor who founded the Young People's Chorus of New York City—a group that embodies both the pinnacle of musical achievement and its ability to foster social renewal—proudly displays the gifts that friends showered on him when the "genius" grant was announced: a Rubik's Cube and the games Cranium and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

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Director de coro juvenil de NY extiende su labor a Dominicana

Director de coro juvenil de NY extiende su labor a Dominicana

NUEVA YORK, (AP).-  Desde que Francisco J. Núñez fundó el Coro de Jóvenes de la Ciudad de Nueva York en 1988, con el fin de combatir la pobreza uniendo a personas de distintos estratos sociales, nacionalidades y religiones, el compositor y director artístico nacido en esta ciudad soñó con llevar su programa a la República Dominicana de sus padres.

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