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Teaches Tuba, Trombone, Baritone

"How wonderful it is when the tuba softly plays a low note! I have the impression that there is a beetle sitting on a note..." Sergei Prokofiev

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Teaches at:

Doctor of Musical Arts in Tuba Performance from The Ohio State University, Master of Music in Tuba Performance from Miami University, Bachelor of Arts in Music from Abilene Christian University

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Polaris Brass

Musical Interests

Classical (particularly Russian Symphonic Music and low brass solo literature)

Teaching Experience

Lecturer of Music--Ohio Northern University, Graduate Teaching Associate--The Ohio State University, Graduate Assistant in Music--Miami University, 13 years experience teaching low brass

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Jazz

Areas of Instruction

Tuba, Trombone, Baritone

Levels Taught


Favorite Instruments

Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone

Performance Experience

Associate Musician Columbus Symphony, Substitute Tubist Lima Symphony, Substitute Tubist Springfield Symphony, Additional Performances with Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and Clermont Philharmonic, Tuba Solo Recitals across the United States

About James

Dr. James M. Green is Lecturer of Tuba, Euphonium, and Bass Trombone at Ohio Northern University, where his duties include teaching applied lessons, directing the low brass ensemble, and performing tuba in Polaris Brass, the faculty brass quintet at ONU. He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in tuba performance at The Ohio State University  a Master of Music Degree in tuba performance at Miami University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Abilene Christian University. While at Ohio State, he was the graduate teaching assistant, winning the TA of the year award for the brass/winds/percussion area. At Miami University, he was a graduate assistant for the department of music. His principal teachers include Roger Rocco, Tim Olt, and Dr. Jeffrey Cottrell. He has had additional studies with Sam Pilafian, Anthony Kniffen, David Zerkel, Fritz Kaenzig, and John Manning.

An active soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, Dr. Green has been a guest recitalist at Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day, the University of Oklahoma, Texas State University, and Abilene Christian University, the Norse New Music Festival, the 2015 Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2015 Southeastern Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2011 Southeastern Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the Eastman School of Music, the State University of New York at Fredonia, Edinboro University, and Nazareth College. He is an associate musician for Columbus Symphony and a substitute tubist for the Springfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Lima, Clermont, and Newark Granville Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Green has been a semifinalist in the ITEC Mock Military Band Competition and was a performer in the 2010 ITEC All Star Jazz Ensemble.
Dr. Green's research on the tuba and its history and musical usage in Russia has received high accolades, and his dissertation "The History and Usage of the Tuba in Russia" was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Clifford Bevan Research Award.

Dr. Green is actively involved in the central Ohio music community, where he teaches low brass lessons, and has played with various ensembles. When not practicing, teaching, or researching, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jillian, learning the Russian language, and studying  the music, culture, and history of Russia.

I am happy to help you or your child to learn to play any low brass instrument, read music, or prepare for college auditions!

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