Biography

Dr. James M. Green is a lecturer in music at Ohio Northern University, where his primary duties include teaching applied tuba, euphonium, and bass trombone, conducting the low brass ensemble Polar Vortex, performing in the faculty quintet Polaris Brass, and instructing courses in instrumental pedagogy and literature. 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. 

Dr. Green’s research focus 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.

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.