2019 Honor Choir Clinicians
Joshua Pedde is the artistic director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC), one of the largest and most respected children’s choir programs in the world. In addition to conducting ICC’s advanced treble choirs, Josh is also the artistic director of the Anderson Area Children’s Choir. During his eighteen years with the ICC, Mr. Pedde has been instrumental in growing the ICC’s Innovations program which provides free music education workshops to public and private schools throughout central Indiana as well as ICC’s Neighborhood Choir Academy.
Mr. Pedde is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, American Choral Directors Association, and Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA). He is also a member of
the Indiana Choral Directors Association where he has served on the board and as Repertoire and Standards chair for Boy's and Children's Choirs. He also serves as a solo and ensemble and
organizational judge for the Indiana State School Music Association and as a clinician for IMEA’s ensembles. Mr. Pedde serves as chair for the Consortium of Indiana Children’s Choirs. Mr. Pedde serves at Cornerstone Lutheran Church, Fishers, as director of worship and organist. He is the music director of the Carmel Community Choir and Orchestra. He is a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and the American Guild of Organists. He has received training and certification in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, and First Steps methods of teaching. Mr. Pedde was an elementary music teacher in the Zionsville Public School system for five year before joining the ICC as a full time conductor. From 2001-2005 Mr. Pedde founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Kokomo Youth Chorale, a non-profit musical organization for singers with changed voices from grades 6-12.
Mr. Pedde earned his bachelor of music degree in vocal music education and a master’s degree in choral conducting from Butler University, where he was recognized for his outstanding work in
elementary music and a DPM from Concordia Chicago. Josh delights in time spent with his wife, Laura, and children, Annabelle and Grayson.
Middle School Clinician
My name is Tonya Cline and I am in my twenty-second year of teaching music in Indiana. After spending several years at home with my children, I taught general music at Woodview Elementary in Nappanee. I am presently in my nineteenth year of teaching choral music at NorthWood Middle School in Wakarusa.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Goshen College and completed my Masters of Education through Olivet Nazarene University in the spring of 2006. I am a member of NAfME, IMEA, ACDA, and ICDA. I recently completed my term on the Executive Board of IMEA and was an elected area representative to the board for seven years before becoming president. However, my service to the IMEA board began in 1991 when I was elected as Collegiate Representative.
I served as area 2A middle school coordinator for Circle the State with Song for nine years and I have served as a clinician for IMEA Festivals and Circle the State festivals. I also conducted the ICDA summer conference middle school honor choir in 2005. In addition, my 8th grade select choir performed at the IMEA conference in Indianapolis in January 2006 and was requested to perform as a demonstration group at the 2008 and 2012 conferences. In recent years I have presented “Comprehensive Music Education in the Middle School Choral Classroom” at summer conferences and NAfME collegiate chapter meetings in Indiana.
Middle School Accompanist