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Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Sean Greene
About our teacher: Dr. Sean Greene is the Director of Bands at Gresham Middle School and directs the Jazz Ensemble at Central High School. A native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Dr. Greene started his teaching career in 1999 at the Coalfield School in Morgan County. Before taking over the band program at Gresham, Dr. Greene taught at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge, Carson-Newman University, Lincoln Memorial University, The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Dr. Greene is an active clinician and adjudicator and has worked with students in the Carson-Newman Summer Music Camp, ETSBOA Jazz, Junior and Senior Band Clinics, TSSBDA Junior and Senior Band Clinics, TSSBDA Concert Performance Assessment, UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, Knox County Honors Bands, and Knox County Jazz Clinic. He has also done numerous clinics for Eastman Winds musical instruments in Pomona, California.
As a performer, Sean has played tuba, trombone, bass, and guitar countless ensembles, including the U.S. Tour of "Chicago, the Musical", Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Ray Charles, The Big Orange Banditos, Ensemble Swing Time, Tom Wopat, The Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, The Brad Carman Trio, the Orquesta Sinfonica UANL in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Greene has soloed with the Orange County, CA Symphony, The Oak Ridge Community Band, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band, and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. In 2008, Dr. Greene was awarded a brass quintet fellowship to attend the Yale University Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Festival in Norfolk, CT.
Sean earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music with concentrations in Music Performance and Jazz Studies. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he played in the famous Pride of the Southland Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Big Band and Brass Ensemble. Dr. Greene's doctoral dissertation is a collection of duets, trios, and quartets in the jazz style with play-along recordings created with the intermediate level musician in mind.
Dr. Greene is an artist/clinician for Eastman Winds in Pomona, California. He lives in Fountain City with his wife and their two daughters.