With performances often described as passionate, vivacious, electrifying, and innovative, Billboard-charting international recording artist Chelsey Green brings the vibrancy of violin and viola playing and unique, rich vocals to worldwide audiences in a whole new way.

 

A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Chelsey Green was born into a family of jazz and funk musicians and started her performance career as a violinist at age 5. Dr. Green went on to receive a scholarship for classical viola studies at The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Continuing her studies, she received a Master’s degree from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland College Park. In August 2017, Dr. Green was appointed Associate Professor in the String Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

 

Dr. Chelsey Green and her ensemble, The Green Project, tear down all stereotypes of the violin and viola by fusing traditional classical technique with popular favorites and enticing original songs in various genres– including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip Hop, Gospel and more!

 

Classically soloing in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall at age 16, Chelsey Green and The Green Project have been honored to perform in many highly regarded venues around the world. Green’s varied performance resume includes performances at the CBS Late Show, NPR Tiny Desk, the opening of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Essence Music Festival, Capital Jazz SuperCruise, Port-Au-Prince International Jazz Festival, Kuwait National Opera House, Seabreeze Jazz Festival and more!

"..classical meets contemporary, blurring the line between jazz and R&B."
-Marcus J. Moore, Washington City Paper

Dr. Green has been honored to share both stage and screen with renowned, international artists including Stevie Wonder, Regina Carter, Wu-Tang Clan, Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef, MC Lyte, Rihannon Giddens, Kirk Franklin and more! Also featured as a soloist with the Boston Pops and Berklee College World Strings Orchestra, most recently, Chelsey Green and The Green Project had their feature ensemble debut with the acclaimed National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC.

 

Having toured across America and in several countries throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Japan and Haiti, Chelsey Green and The Green Project have performed live shows, masterclasses and educational workshops around the world. The Green Project has presented the TGPEducation program at The University of Bahrain, BSharp Youth Music Program (Ft. Worth, TX), Gulf University of Science and Technology (Kuwait), The Foundation of Connaissance et Liberté (Haiti) and American University (Washington, DC) and many more locations worldwide. Chelsey has also been honored with keynote speaking engagements at Boise State University, the McNair Scholars National Conference and a commencement address at The University of Texas College of Fine Arts.

 

The Green Project released their debut EP, “Still Green: The EP” in April 2012 to rave reviews. Their second release and first full length album, The Green Room, debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart at #22 and #7 on the iTunes Jazz Albums chart!

 

Aside from her own projects, Chelsey has a multi-faceted discography including recordings in varied genres with artists such as Crystal Waters (EDM/house), Maysa Leak (R&B/soul), Paul Carr (jazz), Ted Garber (americana), Anthony Walker (gospel jazz), Jamar Jones (smooth jazz), Tyler Sherman (jazz/classical contemporary), Maimouna Youssef (R&B/soul), Lori Williams (jazz), Macheeste (contemporary gospel), Carolyn Malachi (urban contemporary), Femi The DriFish (hip hop/spoken word), The Sweater Set (folk traditional), Aaron Hardin (jazz) and more.

 

Dedicated to educating our youth, Chelsey Green and The Green Project spend time devoted to the community by providing a wide range of educational music workshops to city and county schools, after school programs, educational groups and more. Committed to spreading the love of live music to younger generations, Chelsey Green and The Green Project work with students from all backgrounds and expose them to the possibilities of what music can be.

 

In addition to her role as Associate Professor at Berklee College, Dr. Green has also served as Director of the Music Center at Strathmore Summer High School Intensive and as the inaugural Artist-In-Residence of Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative (2017-2018 season). Dr. Green is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, Incorporated, The Society, Incorporated, the American Federation of Musicians and The Recording Academy – Washington, D.C. Chapter.

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