Edward Green is an award-winning composer and educator. He is included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist by CIES (Council for International Exchange of Scholars), and is on the faculties of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York and the Manhattan School of Music, where he has been a professor since 1984, teaching courses in composition, jazz history, and world music. Among his numerous awards as a composer was the 1995 Zoltan Kodaly International Composer's Prize, and his Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award in the category Best Classical Contemporary Composition.
From 1974 to 1978, Edward Green had the honor to study with the great philosopher and critic of the arts Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism. Earlier he attended Oberlin College, and his graduate degrees, in both composition and historical musicology, are from New York University. He was awarded a Ph.D. from NYU in 2008, and his thesis was entitled Chromatic Completion in the Late Vocal Music of Haydn and Mozart—A Technical, Philosophic, and Historical Study.
His music has been performed by orchestras across the United States as well as in several countries overseas—including Russia, the Czech Republic, Argentina, and England. And in 2004 he was awarded a prestigious Music Alive! grant from the American Symphony Orchestra League and Meet the Composer. Through this grant he was Composer-in-Residence for the InterSchool Orchestras of New York for their 2004-2005 season.