DEBUT ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR
Dana Green graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from DePaul University in 2004 and went on to earn his Masters in Music with a specialization in Music Education from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, Mr. Green studied rehearsal techniques at Indiana University under the tutelage of Dr. Cliff Colnot and is Suzuki Certified. Since graduating, Dana has logged thousands of hours on the podium as a guest conductor and clinician and has taught a course in string techniques to music education majors at North Central College.
While in Naperville, Mr. Green grew the high school orchestra program from 46 to 154 students and simultaneously tripled the elementary orchestra programs. Mr. Green created three extra-curricular ensembles at the high school involving over 130 string players and established a String Quartet in Residence Program. In Naperville, Dana was also able to introduce a yearly benefit concert that successfully raised money for research to help combat heart disease and childhood cancer. Under his direction, the Naperville North Orchestras placed first in national music competitions in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston and New York and been featured performers at the Illinois Music Educator’s Conference.
Mr. Green currently serves as a chamber coach for the OPUS Chamber Music Program where he works with student ensembles on string quartet performance practice. Mr. Green is the Director of Orchestras at Vernon Hills High School and Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony’s Debut Orchestra where he continues to spread the joy of music.