Gary Green is Director of Bands of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Florida. In addition to surpervising all band activities at UM, Gary is Professor and Chair of the Department of Instrumental Performance and serves as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble. Gary holds a B.M. degree from Boise State University and an M.M. degree from the University of Idaho.
Prior to joining the faculty at UM, Gary served for ten years as Director of Bands at the University of Connecticut and was influential in comissioning and recording new works for winds and percussion including Symphony No. 3 by David Maslanka and A Cornfield in July and The River by William Penn. Urban Requiem by Michael Colgrass was commissioned by the Philip Frost Commission Fund and has become a standard in the repertoire for wind ensemble. Among other new compositions to be written for winds and percussion is the commission for the University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble of Christopher Rouse's Wolf Rounds premiering in Carnegie Hall this month.
Throughout his career, Green has received numerous honors and awards. His recent conducting activities include events in Florida, Texas, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, Georgia, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and others. In addition, he has conducted all state, regional, national, and international honor bands.
Mr. Green is an active conductor and clinician and has appeared with International, National and Regional Bands and intercollegiate bands across the country. He has frequently conducted the Texas All State Band and premiered Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre with that ensemble.
Mr. Green is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Florida Bandmasters Association and the Florida Music Educators Association. In 2002, he received The Phillip Frost Award for Scholarship and Teaching in the Frost School of Music.