Department of Music

Gospel Choir


Thomas Green, Director, U of R Gospel Choir
    Thomas Green is a native of Rochester, New York. A diversified professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and proven ability to succeed, Mr. Green is a Christian who characterizes himself as a servant-leader. The servant-leader is servant first. This leadership style begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve first.
   Mr. Green has been a faithful member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church since 1982, where he currently serves as the Minister of Music.  He has also served as church pianist, director and music coordinator and has traveled with the church to Atlanta, Tennessee and Detroit.   During his tenure as Youth Choir Director, Mr. Green has led the youth choir in traveling ministry-through-song to places such as Cleveland, Ohio; Wilmington, Delaware; Lexington, Kentucky; Washington D.C. and Akron, Ohio. His passion is singing, praising and glorifying the Lord through song and is very dedicated and fully committed to his music ministry, always putting God first in all that he does. Mr. Green has been honored to sing for the Mayor of the City of Rochester's Inaugural Celebration (1993) and Unsung Hero's Programs (2000).
    Mr. Green earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University College at Brockport and a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. He also holds the distinguished Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute, is a graduate of the Lucy E. Campbell Music Workshop, National Baptist Convention and has studied music at the State University College at Brockport and Hochstein School of Music.
    Mr. Green is married to Dr. Shirley J.A. Green, and they are the proud parents of two children; Courtney Denise, 2012 graduate of Clarkson University and currently a graduate student at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia, and Thomas Terrell, Jr., currently a Senior at St. Bonaventure University.