CAHSS Faculty Selected as Judge for 2020 Hit Like a Girl +Beats by Girlz International Contest


Jessica Muñiz-Collado, M.F.A.,

Jessica Muñiz-Collado, M.F.A., faculty in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts (DPVA) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was selected to be a Music Technology/Beat-making judge for the 2020 Hit Like a Girl + Beats by Girlz International Contest. The HLAG +BBG was created to spotlight female beat makers/producers from all around the world and encourage females to engage in music technology. The contest is sponsored and endorsed by renowned music companies including Ableton, ROLI, Native Instruments, Melodics, Novation and Presonus.

Muñiz-Collado has performed and recorded with numerous musicians and artists including Grammy-nominated saxophonist Steve Elson, jazz vibraphonist Arthur Lipner, Cookie “Conga” Lopez, Anders Astrand, Jean Geoffroy, Ney Rosauro, and trumpet all-star John Walsh. She has also performed throughout North and South America, toured with the FROST Percussion Sextet in Japan, and was a guest lecturer and performer at the international music conference LeRock & L’Amour held at the Universite Paul-Valery in Montpellier, France.

At NSU, she taught courses in composition, music production, and percussion. In addition, she directed the Mako Band, NSU Pep Band, and managed NSU Mako Records.