As an avid interpreter of Sacred song literature, Dr. Jess Muñoz welcomes students who have an interest in focusing on Judaic vocal repertoire. Having previously served on the music staff of New York's Park East Synagogue under Cantor Ytizchak Meir Helfgot, Isai Jess is well versed in the vocal demands that are placed on young cantors. Isai Jess has performed with such luminary Hazzan's as are Yaakov Stark, Yosseleh Rosenblatt, Azi Schwartz, Avraham Albrecht, Alberto Mizrahi and many other cantors. Dr. Muñoz, alongside Israeli pianist Oksana Glouchko, assists young cantors to develop voices that exhibit beauty, flexibility,and strength.
Christian and Gospel Artists
As an ecumenical artist, Jess is well versed in most forms of Judeo-Christian musical styles. Students of Dr. Muñoz frequently sing within Gospel, Contemporary Christian, and various eclectic worship ensembles. Isai Jess has served on the music staff of New York's Riverside Church, Marble Collegiate Church, and is frequently engaged as a performer, consultant, and guest clinician for many of New York's sacred spaces.
Jess is recognized nationwide as a specialist in Latin American Protestant Hymnody. His research on the oral traditions of this practice is of great benefit to its dissemination and preservation.