Diversifying Your Pedagogy Toolbox

with Dr. Jeshua Franklin

Monday, June 29 at 11:00am (EDT)

This interactive session will help choral directors of all backgrounds create student-centered and effective rehearsals utilizing the “wheel of pedagogy,” a simple diagram that shows the variety of elements of music to consider when teaching a piece of choral repertoire (e.g. breath energy, balance, blend, tuning, phrasing, etc.). Learn how to vary your approach to each piece based on the musical challenges of the score and the needs of your ensemble rather than simply approaching the piece from a “notes and rhythms” perspective or whatever approach you use as a default. The wheel of pedagogy becomes a useful tool for stepping beyond your own biases and learning to listen more critically and constructively to the sounds being formed by your choir. You will leave the session having gathered a bevy of tools and techniques that you can immediately implement in your own choral rehearsals.

For the best viewing experience, we recommend viewing videos with a Laptop/Desktop running the latest version of Google Chrome (Safari is NOT recommended).

Diversifying Your Pedagogy Toolbox (Jeshua Frankln).mp4
Wheel of Pedagogy handout (ICDA Virtual Conference).pdf
Locus Iste & Sicut Cervus.pdf


Dr. Jeshua Franklin

Dr. Jeshua Franklin is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University South Bend, where he directs the choirs and teaches courses in music education. Prior to his appointment at IUSB, Jeshua was Director of Choral Activities and chair of the Music Department at Bethel University. During his tenure, the Bethel choirs performed at Carnegie Hall and in Greece as well as other locations both domestically and in Canada. Jeshua also serves as Artistic Director for Musical Arts Indiana, where he directs Vesper Chorale, Vesper Chamber Orchestra, and the Children’s Choir of Michiana. Jeshua is sought after as an adjudicator and clinician, presenting, in recent years, on choral topics at state, regional, and national level conferences of the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association. Jeshua holds undergraduate degrees in music from Modesto Junior College and Bethel University and master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Bowling Green State University (OH) and the University of Washington, respectively.