Rebecca Nunez-Stubbs is currently serving on the voice faculty of Texas Woman’s University where she is the music director of the TWU Opera Scenes as well as the youth Musical Director for the Butterfield Stage. She is also a long-time member of Texas Music Educators Association, and National Association for Teachers of Singing. Rebecca has a long history of teaching and performing and has found herself to be an adamant advocate of healthy singing at any age; knowing that a well trained voice can sing in any style. Her experience in choral education, musical theater education and the classical and opera stage have given her a drive to promote healthy singing in all genres of music for all ages and stages.
Rebecca holds a Masters of Vocal Pedagogy from Texas Woman’s University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis on Choral Conducting from Baylor University. Rebecca hopes to continue to encourage students of all backgrounds to nurture their talents and natural curiosity through singing. She wants the next generation of performers to embrace their abilities with utmost respect to themselves and the art of singing. She plans to continue to sing and direct for many years to come and welcomes the opportunity to share her love of singing with her students.
Rebecca Nunez-Stubbs resides in Texas with her husband Jeff. She has three amazing and unique daughters: Kate, Eleanor, and Helen Olivia. She has four furry family members as well: a lab named Diamond, a springer spaniel named Sophie, a tom cat named Mr. Bundles and a little lady cat named Sweetie. She and her family enjoy camping, fishing, going to the beach, and musicals. Her greatest ambition is to fly a plane and her dream role is Mary Poppins.
Rebecca started her professional singing career with the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was there that she solidified her love of classical music and most especially, Italian opera. She made her international debut with the Opera in Italy program in June 2018, singing repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Puccini. Rebecca has most recently been singing with early music ensembles throughout the metroplex including the New Spain Orchestra.
Along with teaching and directing a wide range of operas and musicals, Rebecca has performed the roles of Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Octavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Jo in Little Women, Amy in Company, The Wicked Stepmother in Into The Woods, and Venus in L’incoronazione di Poppea. Rebecca has been featured as a soloist with many professional choral ensembles with performances including Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Bach’s Saint Matthew’s Passion.
Preceding her pursuit of opera and vocal pedagogy, Rebecca served for 13 years as a music educator and choral conductor in Texas public schools, earning multiple sweepstakes and advancing her students to UIL and Texas State in choir, solo and ensemble and music theory. This previous teaching experience enabled her to pinpoint the need for a well-rounded and saturated experience in arts education. Students of Nunez-Stubbs are able to fully engulf themselves with sound vocal pedagogy, solid foundational theory and engaged performance opportunities that give them the edge of preparation for success in a performance field. Many of the classes and projects that she leads are geared to involve the students in the art that they perform as an integral part of societal development and a reflective expression of current and past events. In the matter of her voice student’s , Rebecca has put forth and embraced a holistic approach.