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Josiah currently works as a Voice Instructor for Moss Performing Arts Academy. He is also a Teaching Artist at The Carnegie in Covington, KY.
Although Josiah’s passion for theatre has primarily led him to the stage, over the years he has enjoyed several experiences in non-performance positions. He is the co-author (along with Dr. Amelia Rollings) of two research studies in the area of voice science: The Short-Term Effects of Two Meal Choices on Acoustical and Perceptual Measures of the Singing Voice and The Short-Term Effects of Alcohol, Coffee, Milk, and Water on Acoustical and Perceptual Measures of the Singing Voice. He presented his first study at the 2016 Fall Voice Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, and his second at the 2017 Pan American Vocology Association Symposium in Toronto, Canada. After discovering his interest in voice science, Josiah started taking classes in musical theatre voice pedagogy at Western Kentucky University. He began teaching voice lessons in the fall of 2017. As his love for teaching voice grew, he sought out other similar opportunities such as music directing his first show, Ursula: The Musical.
Josiah’s other “behind-the-scenes” experiences include serving as the Music Director of the Woodford Theatre Emerging Artist program. He also stage-managed two WKU productions: A Place to Live and Biff and Charlie. He also worked as the youth theatre camp coordinator at Kentucky Classic Arts in Lebanon, KY during the summer of 2017. As the camp coordinator, he oversaw college theatre staff as well as 19 children and teenagers as they put together a production of Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Outside of the theatre, Josiah has shown great passion for taking on leadership positions. He served as the Mu Lambda Cast of Alpha Psi Omega’s vice president from 2016 to 2017, and as the organization’s president from 2017 to 2018. Additionally, he served as a student ambassador for the Potter College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Council of Students from 2015 to 2018.