Joshua Palkki is completing a Ph.D in music education (choral conducting cognate) at Michigan State University. He taught middle and high school choral music in Maryland and California and holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Ball State University and a masterís degree in choral conducting from Northern Arizona University. Joshua has a keen interest in LGBTQAI+ issues in music education, middle school choral music, and music education and social justice. He has served as a presenter, adjudicator, and guest conductor in several states. His writing has been published in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Visions of Research in Music Education, and the Choral Journal.