2019 Honor Choir Clinicians
Joshua N. Pedde, artistic director for the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC), has been with the organization for over fifteen years, serving as a teacher, director and assistant artistic director. Mr. Pedde was instrumental in growing the ICC’s Innovations program which provides free music education workshops to public and private schools throughout central Indiana. At the end of the 2015-2016 season, Henry Leck, founder and artistic director of the ICC for its first 30 years, “passed the baton” to Mr. Pedde, and he was appointed the new artistic director.
Mr. Pedde is a frequent conductor and clinician throughout the United States. He has conducted the LCMS Worship Institute Children’s Choir, both the WELS National Worship Convention Festival and Children’s Choirs, numerous Circle the State with Song festivals, the American Hymn Society, the National Conference of Pastoral Musicians, the National Disciples of Christ Conference, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) all state choirs in Kentucky and New Mexico, Indiana Music Education Association honor choir, and honor choirs and workshops throughout the United States.
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