Benjamin Greene, Conductor
Ben Greene has been music director of the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra since 1998. Under Ben's leadership, programming choices, and soloist selection, the LRSO continues to thrive with increased audience size and overall size of the orchestra.
Ben has been a public and private school teacher in New Hampshire for 35 years. His teaching experience is in the area of strings, orchestra, music theory, guitar, and music history. In addition to success as a music teacher Ben also spent eight years as a school administrator in the Concord NH School District.
In 2009 Ben retired after 20 years as the Conductor of the New Hampshire Youth Symphony. Presently Ben is the music director the Concord Community Chorus in its annual performance of Messiah each December and is the Director of Music at Wesley Methodist Church in Concord NH. Ben has been active as a conductor of District and All State orchestras in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Ben has taught at Keene State College, St. Paulís School, Concord Community Music School and the Manchester Community Music School. Ben is also active as a performer and has performed with the Granite State Symphony, Lakes Region Symphony, Great Waters Music Festival and was Principal Double Bass and Assistant Conductor of the NH Philharmonic from 1989-1999.
In 1997 Ben was named NH String Teacher of the Year and in 2002 was named New Hampshire Music Teacher of the Year. He is past president of both the NH String Teachers Association and NH Music Educator's Association.