Joshua Chai is the Director of Choral Activities at Concordia University Texas, where he conducts the University Choir and teaches courses in music theory, conducting, and corporate worship. He has taught at CTX since 2009; previously, he was on faculty at Concordia University Irvine in southern California, directing three choirs and teaching courses in music technology and music appreciation. He was also the Minister of Music at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, CA, planning all church worship events and administrating the music department.
A native of southern CA, Joshua received his M.M. from California State University, Long Beach, received the departmental award for choral studies both years he attended, and studied under Dr. Jonathan Talberg. His undergraduate degree was from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he double-majored in music and mathematics and participated in number of musical groups, including jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles, and the St. Olaf Choir.
A freelance tenor, organist, and collaborative pianist, Joshua is also an avid composer. He recently published an SATB choral composition on an ee cummings text, "since feeling is first", with Pavanne publishing. His original compositions have been premiered by several sacred and secular ensembles, including the Chamber Choir at CSU Long Beach and the Southern California Children's Chorus.