Nelson Green, baritone, is a magna cum laude graduate from Central Washington University, double majoring in Choral Music Education and Vocal Performance. During his time at Central, he sang in the CWU Chamber Choir under Dr. Gary Weidenaar and CWU Vocal Jazz I under Vijay Singh. He was the co-winner of the 2018 Opus 7 Undergraduate Composition Award for his piece “Infinite”, which also received the Thomas Gause Award in Composition at CWU.
As a performer, Nelson has won and placed in NATS competitions. He also participated in three years of the CWU Opera Ensemble, playing the roles of Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Giuseppe Palmieri in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. His performance as Son in Michael Torke’s Strawberry Fields contributed to CWU’s second place finish in the Division I category of the National Opera Association Production Competition in 2018. In February 2023, Nelson performed as a featured soloist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra under Lawrence Golan.
Nelson currently resides in Moses Lake, Washington with his wife, Jacqueline. Aside from teaching choir at Columbia Middle School, Nelson sings with the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers and enjoys chess, reading, and spending time with family.