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Joshua Wagner

M.M. Choral Conducting
Graduation Year: 2025

Joshua Wagner, from Alexandria, Kentucky, enjoys a versatile and collaborative musical career, having a background as a vocalist, pianist, educator, and conductor. Joshua received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Georgia. As an active church musician, Joshua has experience leading music for a variety of denominations and is currently the director of music at First Christian Church of Watkinsville. As a pianist, Joshua maintains an active accompanying schedule, and has played for many choirs in the central Kentucky area. Joshua has performed with the EKU Jazz Ensemble and was the accompanist for the EKU Musical Theatre program. Additionally, Joshua enjoys teaching through his private piano and voice studio. Joshua has studied piano with Joshua Huff, and Dr. Rachel Taylor; organ with Tom Granum; and voice with Rita Larkin and Dr. Joyce Hall Wolf.

In 2022, Joshua was selected to receive EKU’s Robert Whitt Award in Choral Excellence. The same year, Joshua was declared the first-place winner of the EKU Barry McCauley vocal competition. Joshua has performed for notable artists like Dr. Jeremy Huw Williams, Cynthia Lawrence, Dr. Kimberly Lazzeri, Katherine Keen, and Dr. Mark Kano.

B.M.E, Eastern Kentucky University
M.M Choral Conducting (anticipated 2025), University of Georgia

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