"Desiree Fowler is a lead teacher within the school district.  Her performance groups are of the highest quality.  She is highly responsible in the various roles she plays within the district.  I am very appreciative that she gives LAUSD such a good name."  - Julie Huff-Corallo

Desiree Fowler
Choral & Guitar Ensemble Director (Rock Band & Vocal Jazz)

Desiree Fowler was the Classical Guitar & a Choral Director at Cortines School of VAPA, Grand Arts in Los Angeles, LAUSD from 2009-16.  The school is Los Angeles Unified School District's Visual & Performing Art's gem and their current Principal is Ken Martinez with Executive Artistic Director Ms. Kim Bruno whom came from La Guardia High School in New York to take on the challenge of Cortines School of VAPA.  
Desiree Fowler became the Choral & Guitar Ensemble Teacher the first year Cortines School of VAPA opened.  
A list of some of her accomplishments: Two time Honor Choir Director, Festival Adjudicator-Choral & Guitar, Multi-media Songwriter's Showcase founder (at VAPA),President of Los Angeles Secondary Music Teacher's Association, Long term ambassador at Little Kids Rock, Symposium Host and member of Guitar Foundation of America, Partnerships with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Cortines Oratorio Project through Los Angeles Master Chorale's Voices Within, Founder and publisher of Los Angeles Unified School District's Music Education Handbook, Master Teacher of (so far) three University's Student Teachers, MM in Choral Conducting, Los Angeles, Also teaches Vocal Jazz, Rock Band, Women's Chorus, Mixed Chorus, & Classical Guitar.

QUARTERFINALISTS FOR The SECOND ANNUAL AWARD PRESENTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY AND THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION   Desiree is one of 222 music teachers from 208 cities across 41 states that were announced as quarterfinalists for the second annual MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD™ PRESENTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION®. In total, more than 7,000 nominations were submitted from across 50 states.  (2014)