Musical Education

  • New England Conservatory of Music, Boston: B.M and M.M in Voice
  • Mozarteum, Salzburg: Diploma Lied & Opera Interpretation

Musical Coaching

  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Baroque Interpretation, Salzburg
  • Eric Werba, Lied Interpretation, Salzburg
  • Allan Curtis, Baroque Opera, San Francisco
  • Paul Schilhawsky, Lied interpretation, Salzburg
  • Pierre Bernac, French songs, Paris
  • John Moriarty, Lied and Diction, Boston
  • Maestro Tonini: Interpretation, La Scala, Milan

Special Training

  • Bach Festival, Den Haag, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Gustave Leonhart
  • Summer Opera program Mozarteum

Vocal Technique

  • Sara Corti and Valdamiro Badiali, Milan, Italy
  • Ana Maria Bondi, Paris, France
  • Susanne Anders, Mozarteum, Austria
  • Claude Heater, (1998-current)

Speech Therapy

  • Lia Gaches, Paris, France

Voice Lecturer

  • Voice Faculty, University of California, Davis, since 2004
  • Artist in Residence, Apollo Performing Arts, California since1983
  • Voice Coach Apollo Chorus, California since 1983
  • Voice Faculty, California State University, Sacramento 1998-2002


  • Artistic Director, Apollo Opera, California, 1986-2002
  • Apollo Opera – The Magic Flute, Le Nozze di Figaro, Dido and Aeneas
  • UCDavis: Le Nozze di Figaro, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Amah and the Night Visitors, scenes from Mozart’s operas and Menotti’s operas

Master Classes

  • National Conservatory of Music, Lima Peru, 2014
  • May Flower Choral, 2008-2010
  • Apollo Opera and Choir, Founder 2000-


"Zoila Muñoz who portrayed for us Poppea in Tourcoing projected her deep and beautiful voice with a profound emotion".

Le Monde, France

zc “A highly musical singer.. great intuitional musicality” - Nicolaus Harnoncourt


PO Box 862, Oregon House, CA 95962