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Josh Dufford, Director Of Music

A graduate of Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, Josh received his Bachelor of Music Education in the Fall of 2016. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Bowling Green State University. In addition to his studies, Josh holds a choral assistantship where he works with four of the University's five auditioned choral ensembles. Upon graduating from Otterbein, Josh was hired to teach general music and choir in grades K-8 at Central College Christian Academy in Westerville. Additionally, Josh was appointed as the Director of Music at All Shepherds Lutheran Church in Lewis Center where he continues to direct the Shepherds Choir and oversee the music ministry. Josh also serves on staff for the Cardinal Chorale, a select ensemble comprised of high school and college singers who attend an annual summer music workshop at Muskingum University to learn repertoire in preparation for their week-long concert tour of Ohio. Most recently, Josh has accepted the Samuel P Szor Scholarship which allows him to serve as an assistant director for the Toledo Choral Society in Toledo, Ohio. 

At All Shepherds, Josh is proud to have hosted the Cardinal Chorale along their annual Summer Tour in June of 2017, as well as the Otterbein University Concert Choir for their premiere Germany Tour Concert in November of 2017. Josh hopes to continue to connect All Shepherds with musicians from around the state, helping to uplift the community and inspire others through song. 

For information regarding the music at All Shepherds Lutheran Church, please contact Josh at dufford.joshua@gmail.com.