Joshua Nichols is a sought-after composer, organist, and pianist. He received his bachelor’s degree from Belhaven University (B.A. Organ Performance, 2013), first master’s degree from Mississippi College (M.M. Organ Performance, 2017), and a second master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University (M.M. Composition, 2019). He is currently a Doctoral candidate for Composition(D.M.A., ABD) and holds two prestigious teaching assistantships, one in general education and the other in Counterpoint. His music is frequently commissioned in a variety of settings, including large ensemble, chamber ensemble, sacred music, and ballet/dance. Among his passions as a composer and performer are his dedication to the craft of musicianship. Joshua’s philosophy of pedagogy is to train a musician to be whole and well-rounded by inspiring them to love learning. He uses curiosity, passion, and excitement in the classroom and in private lessons to excite the musical soul and whet the student’s appetite for musicianship and the musical voice. His musical leanings are eclectic, including popular culture, jazz, romantic, film scores, and 20th century music.