In his second season as Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony, Tito Muñoz is increasingly recognized as one of the most gifted and versatile conductors of his generation. He previously served as Music Director of the Opéra National de Lorraine and the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy in France. Prior appointments include Assistant Conductor positions with The Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival.
Mr. Muñoz's recent and upcoming guest appearances include the Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Manhattan School of Music, and Toronto Royal Conservatory. Additional international engagements include the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Sao Paolo State Symphony, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, and Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Committed to working with young artists, Mr. Muñoz has conducted performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, New England Conservatory, New World Symphony, Oberlin Conservatory, Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Kinhaven Music School, National Repertory Orchestra, and the St. Olaf College Orchestra. He has had ongoing relationships with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Portland Youth Philharmonic and has led conducting classes at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University.
An accomplished violinist, Mr. Muñoz began his musical training in the Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program, continuing studies in violin and composition at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and participated in the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and New York Youth Symphony. He furthered his training at Queens College (CUNY) as a violin student of Daniel Phillips ... read full bio