ColorWorks Press - Joni Greene  

Driftwood,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: 2017

Joni Greene is a Texas-based composer who wants to meet you!

Joni Greene's music is described as "rich, colorful, and expressive" drawing inspiration from the Earth’s expansive landscapes and the cosmos. Her music has been performed throughout the United States and in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China and Australia. Her diverse catalog includes works for band, choir, orchestra, chamber ensemble, and chamber opera. Recordings of her works The Moon Glistens and Glow are available through Klavier Music Productions, featuring the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble with conductor Paul W. Popiel.

Ms. Greene is frequently commissioned by universities, school districts, and chamber ensembles. Upcoming commissions include: The White Rose for Wind Ensemble and Soprano and Tenor Voice, inspired by her ancestors Sophie and Hans Scholl from the 1940s “White Rose Movement;” Rocks!, a grade 2 work for young band as part of the Next Music Project; a new work for Wind Ensemble and Solo Soprano Voice; and a work for high school and university choir. 

Ms. Greene's music has been featured at festivals and conferences including: ABA, CBDNA, the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association (NSBA), the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, 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, and the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference.

When she is not composing, Ms. Greene enjoys working in residence with all levels of concert band, orchestra, choir and chamber groups. She currently resides in Driftwood, Texas with her husband, two sons, Goldendoodle puppy, Maddie, and disgruntled Maine Coon, Nessa.


  • Suspended in a Sunbeam
    Grade 4, Concert Band, a cross-curriculum journey of the James Webb Telescope. Integration of up-to-date space discovery by the James Webb Telescope and music. Performer-focused programmatic music. *New for 2022....

  • A new take on music for concert band! Suspended in a Sunbeam is a grade 4 work inspired by the journey and exploration of the James Webb Telescope which launched December 25, 2021. With integrated "Event Notes" into every part, performers and audience members alike can enjoy the present-day discoveries in a sequence of programmatic events. The work is accompanied by a video in slide show/move forward format (no click track required) which features the actual take-off of the Telescope from Europe's Spaceport located near Kourou, French Guiana. Follow James Webb, as it travels to the Legrange 2 point with an animated unfolding sequence created by NASA. The heart of the work explores the "Trappist - 1 System," featuring an ice planet, an exoplanet much like Earth, and a lava planet. Get to know Carl Sagan in this cross-curriculum work using Sagan's own quotes and astrophysics vocabulary and concepts that keep students emotionally and intellectually engaged. *Note: NASA has just started to release "Trappist-1" data recently discovered by James Webb.