101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
Michael Carl Green teaches piano (jazz) & improvisation, music theory and trumpet at Westminster Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Green performed in, and composed and arranged for, various bands and recording studios in Hollywood and New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. He currently maintains active trumpet or piano performance schedules in orchestras, chamber and jazz ensembles, concert and brass bands and pit orchestras. He orchestrated the Broadway show, L. Ahrens and S. Flaherty's "Lucky Stiff.” He taught at Westminster Conservatory's Summer Jazz Program and at other "jazz outreach" clinics and workshops at various Pennsylvania schools as sponsored by the Pennsylvania Jazz Society and Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings jazz band, as well as at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's Children's Concert Series with the Jubilant Brass Quintet. He also adjudicates for area jazz band competitions.
Michael Green is a published composer, and was appointed the Princeton Brass Band's composer-in-residence in 2008, with more than 10 compositions or arrangements premiered since then. A 2011 composition ("Keewadhin Connection," for two oboes and piano) was premiered by Elaine Douvas (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal oboist) at the Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel, California.
Education includes music composition studies with Dr. James Niblock, and trumpet studies with Byron Autry, both at Michigan State University; private trumpet studies with Vincent Penzarella (New York Philharmonic), Joe Mosello, Jerome Callet, Laurie Frink; and Scoring Music for Films at the University of California at Los Angeles, studying with E.L. Manson, Henry Mancini and David Shire. Private jazz piano studies include recording artist David Leonhardt. Green has served on the Westminster Conservatory faculty since 2007.