Green, Jonathan David 1964-

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GREEN, Jonathan David 1964-


Born April 26, 1964, in Batavia, NY; son of Gary M. (an elementary schoolteacher and organist) and Justine E. (a director of a community soup kitchen; maiden name, Ferguson) Green; married Lynn M. Buck, April 23, 1988. Ethnicity: "White." Education: State University of New York—College at Fredonia, B.Mus., 1985; University of Massachusetts, M.Mus., 1987; University of North Carolina—Greensboro, D.M.A., 1992. Politics: Liberal. Religion: "Humanist." Hobbies and other interests: Cooking, hiking, mountain biking.


Home—118 Madison St., Lynchburg, VA 24504. Office—Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. E-mail—[email protected].


Amherst College, Amherst, MA, music director, 1987; Bennington College, Bennington, VT, music librarian, 1987-88; Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA, member of visiting faculty, 1988-89; Elon College, Elon, NC, assistant professor, 1991-96; Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, assistant professor, 1996-98, associate professor, 1998—, associate dean for academic affairs, 2002—. Williams College Choral Society, visiting director, 1987; Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, co-conductor, 1990-93; cantor for a Lutheran church in Greensboro, NC, 1993-99; Greensboro Concert Band, music director, 1999-2002.


American Choral Directors (associate), American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, College Music Society (president of Mid-Atlantic chapter), Conductors Guild (member of board of directors), Phi Mu Alpha, Alpha Lambda Delta.


George Patterson Crandall scholar, Chautauqua Institution, 1982; grants from North Carolina Arts Council, 1993, 1996; Standard Composers Awards, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, annually, 1996—; resident fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 1997.


A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ), 1994.

Carl Ruggles: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1995.

A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works: Twentieth Century, Part II, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1998.

A Conductor's Guide to the Choral-Orchestral Works of J. S. Bach, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2000.

A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works of the Classical Period, Part I: Haydn and Mozart, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2002.

A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works of the Romantic Period, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including Music Now and TUBA Journal. Editor, Podium Notes, 1999-2002, and Journal of the Conductors Guild, 2001—.


A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works of the Baroque Period, Part II, publication by Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD) expected in 2004; A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works of the Classical Period, Part II, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD); Those Who Can: Composers and Their Students; To a Woman's Heart, a cookbook; research on music of the American avantgarde.


Jonathan David Green told CA: "I am a composer and conductor. I have composed about 180 works to date. My entry into the world of prose writing came from my dissertation, which became my first book. It and its successive companion volumes are intended as field guides to choral-orchestral repertoire, presenting the critical information necessary to program concerts and undertake initial research of each piece. I merely formalized my score-study notes and added bibliographic materials. I soon discovered that this information was useful to my fellow conductors and a series was begun. This has been a wonderful way for me to explore this rich musical repertoire, and it has informed my own compositional technique in the process."



American Review of Books Annual, 1996, Robert Palmieri, review of Carl Ruggles: A Bio-Bibliography, p. 541.

Conductor, winter, 1995, Geoffrey Lockwood, review of A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works.