• William Green
    William R. Green,
    Professor of Music,
    Dean of the School of Music

    B.M.E, Lee College
    M.M., Georgia State University
    D.M.A., University of Kentucky
    Email: wgreen@leeuniversity.edu

    William R. Green is the Dean of the School of Music at Lee University, where he oversees a broad program of undergraduate and graduate music degrees with dedicated study in performance, music education, church music, and music business. As a Professor of Music, he also conducts the Lee University Chorale and the Lee University Festival Choir and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky and the Master of Music from Georgia State University. Green performed and recorded with Robert Shaw as a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. The impact of this musical experience led Green to doctoral research on Shaw’s techniques on rhythm and phrasing, specifically in relation to the works of J.S. Bach.

    In addition to his work with Shaw, Green has collaborated with many of the leading conductors of our time, including John Rutter, Yoel Levi, Z. Randall Stroope, Ann Howard Jones, and Jefferson Johnson. He has led performances of many of the major works for chorus and orchestra, including Handel’s Messiah, the Requiems of Mozart and Fauré, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Mass in C Major, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, and the works of Bach, Britten, Poulenc, Vivaldi, and Schubert, among others. Ruth Cartridge of the Chattanooga Pulse said, “Green’s touch with the waves of sound in Brahms was simply lovely. There is an aura of suppressed energy in his pianissimos that would make many choral directors envious.”

    He is active nationally and internationally as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician, most recently working with choirs from Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina. He has presented workshops throughout the United States, as well as in Central America and Israel.

Music Events Calendar

2/25
Opera Production
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Buzz Oates Theater
Opera Production
Communication Arts Building
2/26
Opera Production
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Buzz Oates Theater
Opera Production
Communication Arts Building
2/27
Symphony Orchestra Concert
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Pangle Hall
Symphony Orchestra Concert

Address: 340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Symphony Orchestra's spring concert will include performances by the winners of the Lee University Student Concerto Competition....

2/28
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano

Lecturer Chery Brendel will present a recital featuring works by Szymanowski, Rorem, Milhaud, and Strauss.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the...

3/01
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
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Squires Recital Hall
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
American composer James Stephenson and CSO’s concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak about Stephenson's violin concerto, titled “Tributes.”
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