Joni Greene (b. 1981) is an American composer.
Ms. Greene is an up and coming young composer who has had her works performed by numerous ensembles and artists throughout the United States, France and China. Notable and upcoming performances include Michigan State Symphony Band, Belmont University Wind Ensemble, Eastern Illinois University Concert Band, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Wind Ensemble, Washburn University Wind Ensemble, The University of New Mexico Symphonic Band, Indiana University Concert Band, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Bowdoin College Concert Band, Mannes College of Music, California State University at San Bernardino, University of Nevada, Reno Harp Ensemble, and VocalEssence. She has had her music performed at numerous public schools, festivals, workshops and concerts including the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles conference in Taiwan, the Las Americas en Concierto/Composers in New York, the Albert Roussel International Festival in France, Essentially Choral Reading Sessions, Middle Georgia Composers Exchange, Oregon Bach Festival, EAMA workshop, IU Choral workshop, The Ball State New Music Festival, CHASM New Music Festival at Florida State University, and the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference.
Recent awards include the 3rd International Frank Ticheli Competition, the ACC Band Directors Association Emerging Artist Grant, ASCAP/Lotte Lehmann "Damien Top Prize," 2nd International Frank Ticheli Competition, VocalEssence Essentially Choral Readings, and the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Composition Competition. Universities, high schools, middle schools, and consortiums frequently commission Ms. Greene. She most recently received a commission from a consortium of twelve U.S. universities for her work for wind ensemble, The Moon Glistens.
Upcoming projects include a new work for concert band, a work for low brass to premiere at the 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, and a concerto for harp and orchestra for harpist Marina Oster. Ms. Greene is currently writing an opera with librettist Robert Hatten.
Works for Winds
- Cameron's Dream (2015/2016)
- Circean Waters (2009)
- The Dawnland (2017)
- Enigma Machine (2013)
- Event Horizon (2011)
- Glow (2018)
- In the Stillness (2017)
- The Moon Glistens (2104)
- Moonscape Awakening (2010)
- Net Luck Soaring (2011/2015)
- Out of the Shadows, Love Shines (2017)
- The Persistence of Memory (2020)
- Reaching Nirvana (2021)
- Suspended in a Sunbeam
- The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 340.
- Joni Greene website Accessed 13 October 2017
- Simons, Chad P. "The Moon Glistens: A New Work for Band by Joni Greene: A Conductor's Analysis." KU ScholarWorks Accessed 3 April 2015.