For her innovative, multidisciplinary approach to vocal education, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Margaret Green (pictured on right with VSAA Principal Lori Rotherham) has been honored with a DeLucia Award. She is one of only five recipients in 2017 and the only winner from Washington state or the West Coast.
A longtime educator who helped open VSAA in 1996, Green strengthens the vocal abilities all of her students, regardless of their development prior to taking her classes, by incorporating into her lessons a variety of musical genres, technology and even other subjects. Students demonstrate the depth and authenticity of their learning through presentations that combine lectures/demos with musical performances.
DeLucia awardees are chosen for their passion for music education, use of exceptional teaching methods, impact on their communities and exploration of new pedagogical techniques and concepts.
Created in 2004, the awards are given by the nonprofit Mockingbird Foundation, a grantmaking organization that supports music education for children and is the leading provider of historical information about the rock band Phish.