Chelsey Green

Associate Professor
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Described as passionate, electrifying, and innovative, international recording artist Chelsey Green breaks down stereotypes of string performance. A native of Houston, Texas, and a violinist, violist, vocalist, and educator, she combines classical and various contemporary styles to make strings sing.

Career Highlights
  • Leader, Chelsey Green and the Green Project
  • Tours with Maysa (formerly of Incognito), Maimouna "MumuFresh" Youssef, and the Green Project ensemble international tour (American Music Abroad presented by the U.S. State Department).
  • Performance highlights include appearing on stage and screen with Stevie Wonder (Songs in the Key of Life tour), Charles Lloyd (Library of Congress Commission Premiere), Regina Carter (MidAtlantic Jazz Festival), Lizzo (62nd Grammy Awards), J.Cole (CBS's Late Show), MC Lyte (Essence Music Festival), Kirk Franklin (costar in nationally syndicated Walmart commercial), and more.
  • Five studio recordings with Chelsey Green and the Green Project, including The Green Room, which debuted on both the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and the iTunes Top Ten Jazz Albums chart.
  • Chelsey Green and the Green Project has also performed an ensemble debut with both the National Symphony Orchestra and Prince George's Philharmonic.
  • B.M., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M., The Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University
  • D.M.A., University of Maryland at College Park
In Their Own Words

"I want my students to embrace and know their instrument. Beyond solid intonation and great technical facility, I want my students to be confidently versatile, [and] fully equipped with the tools to effectively convey personal artistry and move fluidly through the various genres they may encounter in their professional career."

"My teaching is sourced directly from my career as both a musician and as an independent artist. Not only do I feel it is of great importance to prepare my students musically, I also strive to educate students on the realities of what is necessary to create and sustain a career in this ever-changing music industry as a string player."

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