“The Four Agreements: 1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don’t take anything personally. 3. Don’t make assumptions. 4. Always do your best.”
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Joshua Rist is the full-time choir teacher at McNary High School in Oregon. A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Rist studied at Oregon State University where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education. He studied choral conducting with Dr. Steven Zielke and first began writing choral music through collaboration with Dr. Zielke and the OSU Chamber Choir. Rist is a three-time winner of OSU’s Kraft Choral Composition Challenge. His music is published through Walton, Colla Voce, earthsongs, and MusicSpoke and has been performed by university, high school, community, and honor choirs throughout the United States and abroad. Rist lives in Salem, Oregon, with his wife, Jessica, and their dogs, Truffles and Johann.