Dr. Lester Green


A South Carolina native, Dr. Lester Green has extensive credits as a multi-disciplinary musician, pedagogue, and vocal coach. As a solo pianist, recital partner, conductor, and educator, Green has performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, the Colour of Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. His work as a recital partner and chamber musician with several arts organizations has allowed him to perform in venues across the USA and abroad. Green currently serves as a member of the voice faculty in the Division of Voice and Opera at the University of Maryland School of Music, College Park. Green also teaches at Morgan State University and has formerly taught at both the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Peabody Preparatory.

Green’s enthusiasm for vocal performance has afforded him opportunities to prepare the principal artists, soloists, and choristers of many operatic and musical theater productions. On different occasions, Green has participated as a singer, pianist, conductor, or coach – at times, he has even performed as an ensemble member of the orchestras which have accompanied these presentations. His clients, students, collaborators, and stage colleagues range from some of the top operatic luminaries of our time, to some of the most promising emerging young artists.