Holy Family University, in conjunction with the School of Education, is excited to announce that Andrea Green, an award-winning musician, music therapist, composer/playwright, and director of children's musicals, will present an interactive workshop and public presentation on the topic of using the arts as a vehicle for teaching tolerance, on April 7.
Green, a Philadelphia native, enjoys national acclaim for creating nine classic Broadway-style children's musicals focusing on inclusiveness, providing a uniquely supportive framework that offers every child of every ability level an important part to play, and delivering heartfelt messages of acceptance.
Green will present her model for integrating the arts into teaching and will engage Holy Family University students in a dynamic, illuminating, creative experience during a daytime class. Green will conclude with a two-hour public presentation later that night, exploring how to utilize music to foster tolerance and friendship among children. The public event will take place in the ETC Auditorium from 7-9 pm.
Green’s musical, On the Other Side of the Fence, won the gold medal at the 2015 NY International Film Festival and the bronze medal from the United Nations for “outstanding achievement in a film that exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.” The musical was also the subject of a documentary that, according to her website, provides “an inspiring, behind-the-scenes look at the process and production of a musical performed by school children as acting and singing partners from the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia.”
Green and her musical have also won the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for best documentary.
For more information about Andrea Green, visit her website, www.andreagreenmusic.com.