Joshua Cheney

Dr. Joshua Cheney

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities


  • DMA – Louisiana State University
  • MM – Mercer University
  • BA – Campbell University


Joshua Cheney, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. He is responsible for the leadership and administration of GWU Choirs, to include the direction of the Concert Choir and Reach Worship. Joshua also teaches Aural Skills, Music Survey, and courses in conducting, voice, and guitar.

Joshua is an active performer and has sung professionally with the North Carolina Master Chorale Chamber Choir, Bel Canto Company, Red Shift, Coro Vocati, and Blue Ridge Consort. Joshua is a regular clinician, adjudicator, and presenter, having directed honor choirs, adjudicated choral festivals, and given lectures at professional conferences throughout the United States. Previous appointments include service as the Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, Choral Music Educator at John M. Morehead High School in Eden, North Carolina, and Choral Music Educator at Harnett Central Middle School in Angier, North Carolina. He has served in music ministry as the Interim Music Minister for the First Baptist Church of Marion, North Carolina, Interim Music Minister for the First Baptist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, and Assistant Director of Music and Worship at the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Joshua holds the B.A. in Music Education from Campbell University, the M.M. in Choral Conducting and Church Music from Mercer University, and the D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University. Joshua is married to Rebekah Cheney, who serves as the Director of Annual Giving at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Joshua and Rebekah reside in Asheville, North Carolina.