Julian Greening

Director of Band

Julian Greening started the school band at Mount Carmel School on Saipan in 2017. In addition to being a band director of grades 5-12, he teaches 5th, 6th, and 7th grade General Music. He also gives private brass instrument lessons in his spare time. Currently Mr. Greening plays Euphonium in Saipan Pacific Winds Concert Band and Tuba in Su-san Band on Saipan. In 2020, he established Saipan Junior Band which is the first youth band on Saipan.

Mr. Greening was born in Numazu (Shizuoka prefecture), Japan which is located near beautiful Mt. Fuji. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA were he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with emphasis in Tuba. While in college, Mr. Greening was involved in numerous ensembles such as Wind Ensemble, Tuba-Euphonium Quartet and Brass Quintet. In 2009, Mr. Greening was selected as a member of National Collegiate Wind Ensemble to perform at Carnegie Hall (NY) under direction of H. Robert Reynolds who is the principal conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

After returning to Japan in 2009, Mr. Greening has played in several ensembles as an extra performer and he also taught brass instruments and school bands in Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Gifu prefecture until 2017.

In 2014, Mr. Greening participated in Tumon Bay Music Festival in Guam for first time as a guest artist and he returned the next year (2015) and served as a translator for guest artist from Japan. Since 2018, he has been bringing students from Saipan and in 2019, he became one of the starting conductors for TANO Honor Band (Beginning Band).

Mr. Greening is an alumni member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Honorary Band Fraternity.

Mr. Greening studied Tuba under Mr. Hiroshi Matsuo, Mr. Tim Olt, and Mr. David Saltzman. He has also taken additional lessons from Fritz Kaenzig (Professor of Euphonium and Tuba at University of Michigan), Yasuhito Sugiyama (Principle Tubist of The Cleveland Orchestra) and Yasuhiro Ikeda (Principal Tubist of NHK Symphony Orchestra).