Jennifer L. R. Greene, DMA
Wind Symphony Director
Jennifer Reynolds Greene has been an instrumental music educator specializing in bands for more than 30 years. Currently, she is the wind symphony director at Binghamton University.
For the majority of her career, she held a position at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, a suburb of Syracuse, New York, where she taught concert band, studio music, music theory, brass and percussion lessons, and chamber ensembles. As a director, Greene’s bands have performed nationally in San Antonio, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington D.C., and Chicago, earning consistently high ratings and awards. She has served as a guest conductor for several honor band festivals and is a staff director for the American Music Abroad program.
As a music educator, Greene is an active member of the New York State School Music Association, for which she is an adjudicator for majors and All-State brass, a member of the Manual Selection Committee and the Zone 3 Representative. On the local level, she has served as president of the Onondaga County Music Educators’ Association and has hosted several All-County and regional events, both large ensemble and solo festivals.
As a musician, Greene remains active as a freelance hornist and a member of Central Winds: A Music Educators’ Wind Ensemble. She has performed with this group since 1993 and served as its general manager from 1999-2017. As part of the educational outreach of this group, Greene has presented clinics at Ithaca College, Syracuse University and the Eastman School of Music. The group has enjoyed working with such conductors and artists as Donald Hunsberger, Mark Scatterday, Steve Peterson and The Boston Brass, performing locally and at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, the Texas Bandmasters Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas, and the New York State Band Directors Symposium in Syracuse, New York.
Greene also works with the Kent State University Masters of Music Online program advising students in their capstone projects, in the research course, and facilitating courses such as Advanced Studies in Teaching Instrumental Music and Technology for Music Teaching and Learning. Her research interests include teacher education as it relates to mentoring and professional development, as well as teaching and learning in an online environment.
She has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Arts Education Policy Review and the School Music News (NYSSMA). She has presented research at numerous conferences, such as the NAfME Biennial Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) Symposium, the Mayday Group Colloquia, NAfME Eastern Division, NYSSMA Winter Conference, the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Conference and the Narrative Inquiry in Music Education Conference.
Greene received her bachelor's of music education, summa cum laude, from James Madison University (1990). Her Master of Music degree is from Ithaca College (1991) and her Doctorate of Musical Arts is from Boston University (2015).