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Lauded by the Cincinnati Enquirer for his “natural facility and convincing musicianship on the podium,” Tito Muñoz is increasingly recognized as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation. He recently completed a three year tenure as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, appointed by Franz Welser-Möst in April 2007, and a League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow. He previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

An alumnus of the National Conducting Institute, Mr. Muñoz made his professional conducting debut in 2006 with the National Symphony Orchestra. That same year, he made his Cleveland Orchestra debut at the Blossom Music Festival at the invitation of David Zinman. The 2006-2007 season included his critically acclaimed subscription debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, stepping in for an ailing Krzysztof Penderecki. Other recent engagements include appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. Abroad, he made his European debuts with the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence and Ensemble ‘05 at Italy’s Ritratti 2008 festival.

The 2008-2009 season included performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. Additionally, he made his operatic debut with the Opéra National de Lorraine in performances of Caballero’s Los sobrinos del Capitán Grant as well as a successful debut with the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, which led to immediate re-engagements for subscription concerts in 2010 and 2011. In the 2009-2010 season, Mr. Muñoz made his subscription debut with The Cleveland Orchestra, a return subscription appearance with the Cincinnati Symphony, and debuts with the Toledo, Hartford, and El Paso Symphonies as well as the Mexico City Philharmonic. Other recent and upcoming engagements include return performances with the Detroit and Toledo Symphonies and debuts with the symphony orchestras of San Antonio, Albany, and Pasadena, the New England Conservatory Philharmonia, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.

Since the summer of 2006, Mr. Muñoz has made regular appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival. Summer 2009 included a performance with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra as well as performances with The Cleveland Orchestra and The Joffrey Ballet, which led to an invitation to tour with The Joffrey Ballet in the 2010-2011 season. Other festival appearances have included the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and the Grant Park Orchestra.

During the summers of 2004 through 2006, Mr. Muñoz attended the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen where he studied with David Zinman and Murry Sidlin and participated in master classes with Asher Fisch, Leon Fleisher, George Manahan, David Robertson, and Leonard Slatkin. He is the winner of the Aspen Music Festival's 2005 Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize and the 2006 Aspen Conducting Prize, and in summer 2007, he returned to Aspen as the festival's Assistant Conductor.

Also an accomplished violinist, Mr. Muñoz has performed in many of New York’s leading ensembles including the New York Virtuosi, Ensemble Sospeso, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, as well as numerous Broadway shows. As a studio musician he has recorded for Albany Records, RCA Victor and Sony.

Born in 1983 in New York City, Mr. Muñoz began his musical training on the violin at age thirteen in the Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program, continuing studies on 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 was a member of the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and New York Youth Symphony, where he also served as Apprentice Conductor. He furthered his training at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, as a violin student of Daniel Phillips.

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