Margaret Green, Conductor of the Lewis & Clark Women’s Chorus, has enjoyed making music in the Portland area for over 17 years. She is the vocal music director at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, an arts magnet in Vancouver, Washington and founder/artistic director of Belle Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble. Green is an active adjudicator and guest clinician for high school and middle school choral events as well as organizer of a Balkan Singing Workshop in 2003 and Treble Choir Workshops since 2005.
In 2002 Green was awarded a Fellowship through the SURDNA Foundation in New York to research both the African American Singing Tradition and Eastern European Vocal Traditions. By the end of her Fellowship, Margaret had studied with Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, composer/conductor Dr. Andre Thomas from Florida State University, and Kitka Balkan Women’s Ensemble.
Green has been fortunate to study with many fine choral conductors. These include Rodney Eichenberger at the Haystack Program in Cannon Beach, Oregon; Rene Clausen and Dale Warland at the Rene Clausen Choral School; Drs. Sandra Snow and Jerry Blackstone at the University of Michigan; and she recently completed Levels One and Two Certification with Dr. Doreen Rao at the Choral Music Experience Institute.