Josh Powell is so thrilled to be starting his fourth year as the choral director at Legacy High School. The Legacy Choirs have a well-known tradition of fine choral singing and musicianship as well as a reputation for creating highly motivated and responsible young adults. Josh is excited to continue and build upon these traditions.
Josh is in his thirteenth year as a music educator. After graduating from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in vocal music education, he began his career at Liberty Elementary School in Keller ISD. He then spent four years as the assistant choral director at his alma mater, Keller High School, before being named the head choral director at Fossil Ridge High School in 2010. During this time, Josh also completed a Master's of Music degree from Southern Methodist University.
During Josh’s three years at Legacy High School, the choirs have earned numerous Sweepstakes trophies at UIL Concert/Sightreading competition, won Best in Class and Best Overall awards at state festivals, been named the Overall Winner of the Duncan Oklahoma Show Choir Invitational twice, and had 3 singers selected to All-State vocal ensembles. This past year, the Chamber Choir was awarded the coveted Grand Champion title at the Festival di Voce held at Dallas Baptist University.
When not working with young musicians as a director, clinician, or adjudicator, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and fellow music-educator, Christi, their 4th grade daughter, Emmie, and their dog Hildi (named after Hidegard von Bingen for all of you choir nerds out there).