Dr. Richard Greene

Professor Emeritus, Instructor of Guitar
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Professor Emeritus Richard Greene is a classical guitarist, composer and analytical musicologist. Dr. Greene received a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance degree from Loyola University in 1970, a Master of Fine Arts in Guitar Performance degree from Tulane University in 1976 and a PhD in Analytical Musicology from the University of Leeds in 1992. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the music of the English composer Gustav Holst, whose composition, "Jupiter" (from "The Planets") is a favorite of most bands and orchestras. Dr. Greene's books on Holst and music analysis are published world-wide. As a composer, Dr. Greene has been commissioned to write for many different media and styles, from opera to musical comedy, and from solo guitar to orchestral works. As a performer, he has been involved in solo and chamber recitals from coast to coast, and he has recorded a CD of his own compositions. Dr. Greene teaches courses in music history and literature, music theory, classical guitar and interdisciplinary studies.


Academic Department: Department of Music

College: College of Arts and Sciences