Member of the Month
Dr. Noreen Green
A native Angelino, Dr. Noreen Green, was born and bred in Los Angeles, and more specifically, Sherman Oaks. Her musical tendencies began early, as she started learning piano at age five. She attended Grant High School in Van Nuys and participated in the Adat Ari El choir.
Noreen completed her bachelor degree at the University of Pacific and then proceeded to receive a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting at Cal State Northridge and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Music from USC.
She has been married for 22 years to Dr. Ian Drew and has 2 teenagers, a boy and a girl, who are both 17. Her musically talented son attends New Community Jewish High School, where Noreen is loves to attend his Jazz concert events, and Basketball games. Her artistically talented daughter, adopted from the Ukraine, attends Birmingham High School, where she runs track.
Her passion for music is not just a hobby but also her career - She is the Founder/Artistic Director of the internationally renowned Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS). She works with artists to create events as outreach to the local Jewish community and beyond. She also directs the choir at the American Jewish University.
Her new touring orchestra - American Jewish Symphony - is anticipating a new installation in April 2015, beginning with a concert in New Jersey. Locally, the LAJS will perform their educational outreach program, a “Patchwork of Cultures” on December 9th that uses Sephardic music as a bridge between the Latino and Jewish communities in Los Angeles.
In her little amount of spare time, Noreen plays tennis, enjoys movies and theatre and most of all plays an active role in raising her children. She enjoys traveling, most recently to South Africa, her husband’s birthplace, and visiting family in Israel.
Dr. Noreen Green
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Artistic Director