Dr. Lillian Green

Teaching Artist - Viola/Violin


Lillian Green has taught private students for over two decades, with ages ranging from four to ninety-four, and levels from beginners to college music majors. Her experience has included positions with Friends University and Bethany College in Kansas, the Montverde Academy Music Conservatory in Florida, the University of Delaware Community Music School in Delaware, Orfeo Music Festival in Italy, and more. Dr. Green’s students have won positions in honor ensembles, universities, and graduate programs, and have gone on to everything from forming garage bands, to playing in community orchestras, to successful professional careers in music.

In addition to teaching at the Academy, Dr. Green also teaches for the Fairfax County Public Schools and maintains an active performing profile; she has played solo, chamber, and orchestral music across the United States as well as in Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy, and the Netherlands. Her musical interests also include alternative styles such as jazz, bluegrass, old-time, and more; in 2023 she will return to Germany and Belgium with the Miltenberger Jazz Ensemble.

Dr. Green completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from West Virginia University, a Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Music in Music Theory Pedagogy and Doctor of Musical Arts in Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Her teachers included Victoria Chiang, Andrea Priester Houde, Laura Kobayashi (violin), and James Miltenberger (piano).


Please email academy@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9889 for more information.

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