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      About James Green

      James Green
      James Green
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Columbus, OH
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Baritone, Trombone, Tuba
      Education: Doctor of Musical Arts in Tuba Performance--The Ohio State University Master of Music in Tuba Performance--Miami University Bachelor of Arts in Music--Abilene Christian University
      Performance Experience: I perform solo recitals at several universities and tuba-euphonium conferences across the United States. I also perform with Polaris Brass and have a substantial amount of brass quintet experience along with New Orleans Style Brass Band experience. I am an associate musician at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and am a substitute musician for the Lima Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Symphony. I have also performed with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and the Clermont Philharmonic.
      Teaching Experience: I have been teaching privately for 18 years. I am currentlythe low brass professor at both Ohio Northern University and Ohio Christian University.
      Teaching Philosophy: As a student of Roger Rocco and the Arnold Jacobs teaching philosophy, my basic approach is to have students learn through the production and refinement of sound and musical based approaches instead of the common physical based approach. My approach is also Socratic in nature by asking questions to help engage student critical thinking to find the answers in their playing and musical growth by leading questions and strengthening musical and technical awareness.

      Get to know James Green

      Dr. James M. Green serves on the music faculty of Ohio Northern University where his primary duties include teaching applied tuba, euphonium, and bass trombone, conducting student brass ensembles, and performing in the faculty brass quintet, Polaris Brass. He concurrently serves as Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Ohio Christian University. Additionally, he maintains a sizeable private low brass studio in central Ohio.  

      As a tuba soloist, Dr. Green has performed at several universities, including the University of Oklahoma, Texas State University, Abilene Christian University, SUNY Fredonia, Edinboro University, and the Eastman School of Music. He has performed at several conferences, including the Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the Southeastern Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference. He was also a guest soloist with the Greater Columbus Concert Band as part of the Park of Roses Summer Concert series

      As a proponent of new compositions and arrangements for the tuba, Dr. Green recently led a consortium of tubists to commission Ben McMillan’s Tomes of Redemption for tuba and fixed electronics. Dr. Green has also participated in consortiums and premieres of music of James Grant, Frank Gulino, Brooke Pierson, and Timothy Olt. Dr. Green frequently reviews new works in the “New Materials” section of the International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, and has his arrangements published through Cimarron Music Press.

      As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra, and is a substitute/extra tubist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Springfield (OH) Symphony. As a chamber musician, Dr. Green has performed with several groups including the Queen City Brass Quintet, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church brass ensemble, and the Nasty-Nati Brass Band. He has participated in the Atlantic Brass Seminar, the ITEC All Star Jazz Ensemble, and was a semifinalist in the ITEC Military Band competition. 

      One of Dr. Green’s research focuses is on the use of the tuba in Russia. His doctoral document “ The History and Usage of the Tuba in Russia” was selected as a finalist for the Clifford Bevan Research award. He plans on doing further research on this topic in Russia. In addition, he has recently started a personal endeavor in healthier living utilizing weight loss and exercise and how it effects brass playing.

      He received a Doctor of Musical Arts in tuba performance from The Ohio State University, a Master of Music in tuba performance from Miami University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music, summa cum laude, from Abilene Christian University. His primary instructors include Roger Rocco, James Akins, and Dr. Jeffrey Cottrell with additional individualized study from Sam Pilafian, Don Harry, Anthony Kniffen, and John Manning.


      James Green teaches at:
      178 Graceland Blvd
      Columbus, OH 43214
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