2015 - Eddie Green

Fred JunkinUniversity of Houston

Eddie Green has been dedicated to instrumental pedagogy for over fifty years. He has experience teaching all levels of instrumental ensemble performance, from small school programs, to very large junior and senior high school programs. His university experience includes work at Western Michigan University and the University of Houston. He has many students from these universities who are leading music educators today.

The concepts conceived with the staff at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, have served as the cornerstone of his philosophy of instrumental music education throughout his career. They have been very helpful to many successful bands throughout Texas. Mr. Green’s bands have performed at many conventions, and were chosen to record the works of Percy Grainger by the International Grainger Society. The recordings of Merlin Patterson’s transcriptions by the University of Houston Wind Ensemble have received very good reviews from major audiophile magazines. The first Grainger recording was chosen as one of the “Records to Die For” by Stereophile Magazine.

Mr. Green is identified by the concepts conceived with his friends and fellow teachers. Many people use these concepts with very excellent results. His students have won many contests and state championships in Texas, and have performed many concerts at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Convention.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Green (deceased), and was born in Odessa, Texas, in 1938. He has a brother, Don Green, whose family lives in Albany, Texas, and a sister, Mary Robbins, who resides in North Richland Hills, Texas.

Mr. Green is a member of the Texas Bandmasters’ Hall of Fame; was selected Bandmaster of the year by the Texas Bandmasters Association; and received the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston. He now presents contest preparation clinics in middle and high schools for many school districts.