Date published: January 1, 2012
The President's Service Award is awarded annually by the President's Council to an individual that has satisfied the following criteria:
* Two years of continuing volunteer service to the organization
* Giving tirelessly of their efforts, resources, expertise, and time
* Demonstration of commitment to the organization's mission
* True example of altruism
We are proud to present this year's award to Larry Green, who has served the organization since JEN's inception June 2008, devoting tireless hours and effort into the development of JEN, and additionally has acted as Office Manager and Registration Coordinator since 2011. The inscription on the award reads as follows:
Jazz Education Network President's Service Award
for vision, perseverance and dedication to the Jazz Education Network
Presented January 4-7, 2011 Third Annual Conference Louisville, KY
Larry Green is currently The Jazz Education Network Office Manager, Eastman Winds and Strings Area Representative, Consultant for Bob Rogers Travel and an independent consultant/clinician under WhipLash Consultants, his educational company focused on working with school groups 7-12 and their directors. He also remains very active in judging and convention presentations. Previous music industry positions have included Buffet Crampon, USA, West Music, Conn-Selmer, Inc., CG. Conn, United Musical Instruments, DeMoulin Uniforms, Creative Colorguard Wear, and Band Services of Iowa.
Having taught 22 years in instrumental music in Iowa, Larry continues to commit his energies to helping young students and educators thru clinics and mento rship activities. His teaching employment included Seymour Community, Washington Community, Des Moines Roosevelt and West Des Moines Valley High Schools. His band programs have performed at MidWest International Band Clinic, National Band Conference, International Jazz Edu- cators Conference, Iowa BandMasters Convention, Montreux International Jazz Festival, Orange and Citrus Bowl Parades, Cherry Blossom Parade, Festival of States Parade, and numerous MidWest regional events and concert tours.
In addition, Larry was the National Band Association Jazz Chair for 12 years, the Chair and Co-Chair of the International Association of Jazz Educators' Leadership Committee for 6 years, co- founder of the Iowa Jazz Championships, and co-founder of ValleyFest. Larry's educational degrees include: BS in Music Education, Kirksville State Teachers Col- lege, MA in Musical Composition, Northeast Missouri State University, and Post Graduate work in Music Theory at the University of Iowa.