Saul Waxler Green graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2013, where he studied percussion with Robert van Sice and David Skidmore. In addition to his performance degree, he received his Music Education Certificate from Peabody, studying conducting with Dr. Harlan Parker. Prior to his conservatory studies, Green studied under a full scholarship at the North Carolina School of the Arts with John R. Beck. In the summer of 2007, Green was awarded the Emerson, a full merit-based scholarship, to attend the Interlochen Arts Camp. That same summer, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as principal timpanist with the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra. During the summer of 2011, Green attended the Chautauqua Music Festival, where he studied with Michael Burritt and played in the Music School Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Green is currently the Director of Bands at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland. From 2014-2018, he was the director of bands at Oakland Mills Middle School. Under his leadership, his bands have consistently received Superior ratings at local, state, and national music festivals and adjudications. In March 2017, the OMMS Wind Ensemble performed at the Maryland Music Educators Association State Conference. They were the only middle school band that was invited to perform.
In addition to his role at Wilde Lake, Mr. Green is one of the co-directors of the Howard County Gifted and Talented High School Band as well as the Centennial Lane Summer Band Camp. Green maintains a large private percussion studio, and his students have been accepted into the Howard County GT Band and the Maryland All State Band. Green frequently performs as a percussionist in the Greater Baltimore/ DC area, and is looking forward to playing as a core member in Maryland Winds.
When he’s not teaching or performing, Green is usually playing golf.