The Gulf Coast Harmonizers are proud to introduce Joshua Nieves as our new musical director. Joshua was born in NYC and his family relocated to Fort Myers in 2006. Joshua was involved in music at an early age. After spending four years in the chorus, Joshua graduated from Riverdale High School and continued his musical studies at Southwestern State University for two years and then went on to Florida State University. During his time in Tallahassee, he joined the Capital Chordsmen and later became their assistant director while singing in several college-level quartets.

Joshua has decided to pursue a career in teaching and is presently a Lee County substitute teacher. Also noteworthy is his health transformation commencing in 2019 that has prompted him to become a health coach. Joshua was introduced to the barbershop art form in high school and was a recipient of several scholarships because of it. He is a passionate barbershopper and is committed to helping the Gulf Coast Harmonizers in their efforts to reach out to the younger singers in our community.

Joshua is very excited to take on this directing challenge and has goals to not only continue the improvement of the chorus’ singing but also showcase the Gulf Coast Harmonizers as a chorus that enriches their audiences and members through the power of barbershop a cappella music.