Julian Greening

Director of Band

Julian Greening started the school band at Mount Carmel School on Saipan in 2017. He was born in Numazu, 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 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 as a guest artist and he returned the next year (2015) and served as a translator for guest artist from Japan. Since 2019, he has been conducting 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).