DR. CHELSEY GREEN
Vice Chair, the Recording Academy®
Dr. Chelsey Green serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy®. In this role, she sits on the Audit/Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Membership Committee, and Planning/Governance Committee; and provides assistance as requested by the Chair.
Since 2020, Dr. Green has served as an At-Large Trustee, serving on the Academy’s Executive Committee, as Co-Chair of the National Awards and Nominations (A&N) Committee, and as the A&N Liaison to the National Membership Committee and the Planning & Governance Committee. As Co-Chair of A&N, she chaired several task forces year-round which resulted in multiple landmark proposals.
Described as “passionate, electrifying, and innovative,” Billboard-charting international recording artist Chelsey Green breaks down stereotypes of traditional violin and viola playing. A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Green is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, entrepreneur, and educator who combines classical and contemporary to make music uniquely her own. Chelsey Green and The Green Project have released five studio projects, debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart (Top 30), appeared in the Top 5 albums of iTunes Jazz chart and actively perform concerts, music festivals and educational workshops around the world.
Chelsey Green and The Green Project have been honored to perform shows throughout the United States, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Japan, Haiti, and more including the Capital Jazz Festival, The John F. Kennedy Center, Port-Au-Prince International Jazz Festival, Bahrain Spring of Culture Festival, Kuwait National Opera House, and more. The Green Project has also had featured ensemble debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra, The United States Air Force Band, the Prince Georges Philharmonic, and more. A few solo performance highlights include the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® with Lizzo, Songs In The Key Of Life Tour (D.C.) with Stevie Wonder, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with jazz violinist Regina Carter, a Library of Congress commission premier with jazz icon Charles Lloyd, NPR Tiny Desk tapings with Maimouna Youssef and Wu-Tang Clan, the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival with Terri Lyne Carrington, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival with Yo-Yo Ma, serving as concertmaster of the Soulful Symphony feat. D-Nice and even a nationally syndicated Walmart commercial produced by BET Networks appearing alongside Kirk Franklin and Estelle. Aside from her own compositions, Green has written string arrangements and recorded for multiple artists including Crystal Waters, Phonte Coleman, Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef, Carolyn Malachi, Maysa Leak, Jamar Jones, and more.
Dr. Green completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts (D.M.A) degree in 2017 at the University of Maryland College Park and was appointed associate professor at Berklee College of Music in August of that same year. Committed to music education, youth arts access and arts advocacy, Dr. Green is also a member of the Program Council of NewMusicUSA and The Society, Inc.
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