Richard "Bob" Greene
Richard Bob Greene is an award-winning composer, arranger, singer, writer, engineer/producer and educator. As the co-founder and creator of the nu-wave a cappella super group The Bobs, Greene "fractured and reconstructed the rules for vocal music," and is one of the foremost pioneers of contemporary a cappella. Nominated for a Grammy for his and Gunnar Madsen's a cappella arrangement of the Beatles "Helter Skelter," Greene's songs and arrangements are considered standards, sung by hundreds of groups around the world. He is the recipient of multiple songwriters' awards from ASCAP and the CARAs (the contemporary a cappella recording awards.) As a composer and librettist, Greene has received commissions from Lincoln Center, The Los Angeles Theater Center, the Minnesota Opera, the Goethe Institute, Oberlin Dance Collective, ISO Dance Theater, National Public Radio and many others. He has written music for the feature films "Breaking the Rules" "For Better or Worse" and "Man in the Moon" (the Andy Kaufman bio-pic) He was a vocal arranger for the 1995 Emmy Awards starring Jason Alexander. His compositions have appeared on network television, PBS, comedy central and HBO. He has been a regular musical commentator for NPR's "Morning Edition" His work with ISO and the Bobs is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.