About Rebecca Muniz

UPCOMING

Rebecca is currently developing The Sidelined Singer Project -  a large-scale study that illuminates the impact of injuries in the performing arts industry. (www.thesidelinedsingerproject.com) She looks forward to returning to professional singing very soon!

PREVIOUSLY

2015  This Delicate Universe, Eric Banks; World Premiere commissioned by Conspirare through an award from Chorus America, Conspirare Company of Voices, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2015 Soprano Section Leader, Great Choruses, a crowd-pleasing program of great choruses from oratorio, opera, and Broadway as well a commissioned work by Donald Grantham, Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2015  Medieval Pilgrimmage, Texas Early Music Project, Danny Johnson, conductor

2014  Christmas with San Antonio Chamber Choir, Rick Bjella, conductor

2014 Benefit concert for Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockne, TX

2014 The Poet Sings, works set to the poetry of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda followed by CD recording of the same for Harmonia Mundi in Goshen, IN,  Conspirare Company of Voices, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2014 ComPassion Festival,  5 Passion settings performed in a 2-week festival:  Featuring John Muelheisen’s Pieta, Craig Hella Johnson’s A Passion for Matthew Shephard, the Durufle Requiem, Doug and Brad Balliett’s A Gnostic Passion and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with double period orchestra,  Conspirare Company of Voices, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor.

2014  Mass for Double Choir, Frank Martin, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Kansas City, MO, Ben Spalding, conductor

2014 Section Leader & Soloist, Moving Light, featuring James Whitbourn’s Luminosity and Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen, Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2014  Endings and Beginnings,  a special send-off concert for SACC director Scott MacPherson, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2013 Second Annual Benefit Recital, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bastrop, TX

2013 Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem, Texas Choral Consort, Austin, TX, Brent Baldwin, conductor

2013 Soloist, Santa Fe Desert Chorale Summer residency,  Santa Fe and Alburquerque, NM, Joshua Habermann, conductor

2013 Songs of the Soul, concert and CD recording, featuring the world premiere of a new Robert Kyr work, The Cloud of Unknowing, Conspirare Company of Voices, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor.

2013  Soprano Section Leader, Missa Solemnis, Beethoven, Conspirare Symphonic Choir and Austin Symphony, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2013 Tour of Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich.  Engagements included a concerts at the U.S. Embassy in Prague, the Stephansdom and Peterskirsche in Vienna, Melk Abbey in Salzburg and Solemn High Mass with the Salzburg Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, Prof. Janos Czifra, conductor

2013 Soloist, “Son of a Bach!”, Ensemble Settecento, Billy Traylor, conductor

2013 Three Saints in Two Acts, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Austin and San Antonio, TX, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2013 Secret No More: Renaissance and Baroque Music by Nuns, Courtesans & Queens, Texas Early Music Project, Austin, TX, Danny Johnson, conductor

2013 St Louis King of France Catholic Church, Austin, TX Tenebrae, featuring Allegri’s Renaissance masterwork Miserere Mei to be sung by schola cantorum.

2013 Requiem by John Rutter, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, New Braunfels, TX, Rick Novak, conductor

2013  Benefit concert by St Louis Schola Cantorum.  All proceeds to benefit the St Louis Parish Choir’s European Tour scheduled for June 2013.

2013 National ACDA Convention, Dallas TX. Performances at Winspear Opera House and Meyerson Symphony Center, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2013 Salon Concert, San Antonio, Private house concert to raise money for the San Antonio Chamber Choir’s national ACDA performance.

2013 Songs of Love and Yearning, featuring works by Brahms and other German romantics, including Four Songs, Op. 17, for women’s chorus, harp and two French horns, with musicians from the San Antonio Symphony, as well as the Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2013 Once Below A Time: Choral Poems by Whitacre, Vaughn Williams, Corigliano and others, Texas Choral Consort, Austin, TX, Brent Baldwin, conductor

2013 A Great and Glorious Victory, Jonathan Willcocks, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, Jonathan Willcocks, conductor

2013 Soloist, Caliber Oaks Music Series, Salado TX

2013 Video Games Live, Long Center for the Performing Arts

2012 Soloist, Handel’s Messiah, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Kansas City, MO, Ben Spalding, conductor

2012 Soloist, Holiday Treasures, San Antonio Chamber Choir, featuring Medeival and Renaissance Christmas music including Vaclav Nehlybel’s Estampie Natalis for chorus, percussion, viola, cello and piccolo, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2012 Performance of Eric Whitacre’s What If and Tarek O’Regan’s Triptych with the University of Texas Percussion Ensemble, Austin, TX

2012 Soloist, Ordo Virtutem, Hildegard von Bingen, Texas Early Music Project, College Station, TX, Danny Johnson, conductor

2012 The Sounding Joy: Navidad Nuestra, Texas Choral Consort, Austin, TX, Brent Baldwin, Conductor

2012 Blessings, Prayers and Snakes: The Choral Music of Andrew Rindfleisch, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Our Lady of Atonement Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX Scott MacPherson, conductor

2012 Commercial CD recording; The Choral Works of Andrew Rindfleisch with San Antonio Chamber Choir

2012 Benefit concert featuring original compositions by Alvez T. Barkoskie IV, St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, Austin, TX

2012 Solo recital, From America to Austria part II, featuring works by German, Austrian and Czech composers, Longhorn Village, Austin, TX

2012 Soloist,  Deep Water San Antonio Chamber Choir with Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Bach’s Ascension Oratorio Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen and Cantata 131 From Out of the Depths I Cry Unto Thee,  San Antonio, TX, Scott MacPherson, conductor.

2012 Soloist, Benefit concert, Caliber Oaks Music Series, Salado, TX. 100% of proceeds benefitting the 2013 St Louis Choir European Tour.

2012 Soprano Section Leader, Hidden Music VII, Conspirare Symphonic Choir, University of Texas Alumni Center, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2012 Conspirare Midwestern Tour.  Conspirare headlined the 2012 ACDA Convention with public performances in Detroit MI, Bloomfield Hills MI, Kalamazoo MI, South Bend IN and Fort Wayne IN. Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2012 Solo Recital, From America to Austria Part II, featuring works by Austrian, German and Czech composers, St Louis King of France Catholic Church, Austin, TX. 100% of proceeds to benefit the 2013 St Louis Choir Tour to Prague, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich.

2012 Soloist, Ordo Virtutem – Works of Hildegard von Bingen Texas Early Music Project, First Engligh Lutheran Church, Austin, TX, Danny Johnson, conductor

2012 Soprano Section Leader, Love, Italian Style Valentine’s concert, Andrea Bocelli with Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX, Eugene Kohn, conductor

2012 Soprano Section Leader, Conspirare, TEDx Austin community engagement performance, Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2012 Whitacre & Lewis – New Year’s Special Conspirare Company of Voices, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2012 Soloist, Joby Talbot, Path of Miracles Conspirare Company of Voices, Austin & Fredericksburg, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2011 Soloist, Gladsome Tide-ings! San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio, TX, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2011  Soloist, Pipes and Voices  featuring Zoltan Kodaly’s Missa Brevis, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Kansas City, MO,  Ben Spalding, conductor

2011 Solo Recital, A Celebration of American Art Song, Longhorn Village, Austin, TX

2011 Soprano Section Leader, Holst, The Planets Conspirare Symphonic Choir with Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin, TX, Peter Bay, conductor

2011 Soloist, Living Water San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio, TX, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2011 Soloist, Mission San Jose Dedication Concert, San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio, TX, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2011 Solo Recital, From America to Austria Part I, A Celebration of American Art Song, St Louis King of France Catholic Church, Austin, TX

2011 Soloist, Conspirare, educational performance, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, TX, Rick Gabrillo, conductor

2011 Soprano Section Leader, Roberto Sierra, Missa Latina Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Victoria & Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2011 Soloist, Let There Be Light San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio, TX, Scott MacPherson, conductor

2011 Soloist, The Great Learning Texas Choral Consort, Austin, TX, Brent Balwin, conductor

2011 Mozart Requiem St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Austin, TX, Michael Rosensteel, conductor

2010 Soloist, Durufle, Requiem St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, Austin, TX, Rick Gabrillo, conductor

2010 Christmas at the Carillon Conspirare Company of Voices (Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX and Victoria, TX), Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2010 An Early Christmas in Northern Europe. Texas Early Music Project, Austin, TX, Danny Johnson, conductor

2010 Convivencia, The Three Worlds of Renaissance Spain Texas Early Music Project, Austin, TX, Danny Johnson, conductor **Winner, Best Chamber Concert – Austin Critics Table

2010 Salon Concert Conspirare Company of Voices, Private home, Horseshoe Bay, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2010 Womansong Medieval Pilgrimage Texas Early Music Project, Austin, TX, Danny Johnson, conductor

2010 Nature in Harmony Texas Choral Consort, Austin, TX, Brent Baldwin, conductor

2009 Rock My Soul Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2009 An Earlier Christmas Across Lands, Across Centuries Texas Early Music Project, Austin, TX, Danny Johnson, conductor

2009 Soloist, Advent Concert St Louis Early Music Ensemble, Austin, TX, Chris Oelkers, conductor

2009 Video Games Live Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX, Jack Wall, conductor

2009 Invitation to the Voyage Texas Choral Consort, Austin, TX, Brent Baldwin, conductor

2008 Beethoven, Missa Solemnis Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin, TX & Victoria, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor. **Winner, Best Choral Concert – Austin Critics Table

2008 Verdi, Requiem Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin & Victoria, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2008 Opening Night Gala, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2007 Mendelssohn, Elijah Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin TX & Victoria, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2005 Orff, Carmina Burana Conspirare Symphonic Choir with Austin Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Austin, Peter Bay, Conductor

2003 Bach, Mass in B Minor Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2003 Durufle, Requiem Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2003 Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Austin, TX, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

2002 Verdi, La Traviata Austin Lyric Opera, Austin, TX, Peter Bay, conductor

2002 Berlioz, Les Troyens Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chicago, IL, Zubin Mehta, Conductor

2002 Elgar, Dream of Gerontius Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chicago, IL, Pierre Boulez, Conductor

2001 Welcome Yule! A Christmas Spectacular, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chicago, IL, Duane Wolf, conductor

2001 Britten, War Requiem Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chicago, IL, Msitslav Rostoprovich, conductor

2001 Brahms, Ein Deutches Requiem Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

2001 Verdi, Requiem Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Daniel Barenboim, conductor

2000 Schoenberg, Guerrelieder Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor

2000 Janacek, Glagolitic Mass Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Pierre Boulez, conductor

2000 Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Pierre Boulez, conductor

2000 Beethoven, Ninth Symphony Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chicago, IL, Daniel Barenboim, conductor

2000 Bruckner, Te Deum Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Zubin Mehta, conductor

2000 Welcome Yule! A Christmas Spectaular, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chicago, IL, Duane Wolf, conductor

1999 Brahms, Ein Deutches Requiem New Classic Singers, Glen Ellyn, IL, Lee Kesselman, conductor

1999 Native Voices New Classic Singers, Glen Ellyn, IL, Lee Kesselman, conductor

1998 Night Songs New Classic Singers, Glen Ellyn, IL, Lee Kesselman, conductor

1998 A Child’s Christmas New Classic Singers, Glen Ellyn, IL, Lee Kesselman, conductor

1998 Puccini, La Boheme Illinois Opera Theater, Champaign-Urbana, IL

1997 Mozart, Die Zauberflote Illinois Opera Theater, Champaign-Urbana, IL

1996 La Traviata Illinois Opera Theater, Champaign-Urbana, IL

1995 Solo Recital, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

1994 Solo Recital, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

1993 Processional Soloist, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, IL

TESTIMONIALS

Rebecca contributed something truly priceless by singing at our wedding mass. Not only does she have a gorgeous voice, but she emits a positive vibe that is tangible. You can really tell that she loves what she’s doing.

Sarah & Matt

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RECENT NEWS

ROBERT KYR: “The Cloud of Unknowing; Songs of the Soul” CD available for purchase

August 20th, 2014

Click here to read the story behind the music on this album, listen to a sample track and order your copy of this sublimely spiritual and transcendent music.  Featuring Conspirare with soloists Estelí Gomez and David Farwig and directed by Craig Hella Johnson.

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