Ethan Greene

Ethan Greene

Ethan Frederick Greene, 32, of Deland, Fla., died Sept. 13, 2015. He was raised in South Orange. 

A composer and sound artist, Mr. Greene most recently served as assistant professor of digital arts at Stetson University in Deland. He created music and sound art for concert hall, gallery, stage, and screen. He received numerous awards and recognition for works that spanned a wide array of musical genres, including A Way Home, a bilingual children’s opera commission by the Houston Grand Opera and performed at Opera Southwest in Albuquerque, NM. His piece Anthropogenic, described as a sonic forest environment that adapts to human motion, is currently on display at the Hand Art Center in Deland.

He earned a BA in music from Amherst College, a MMus in composition from Rice University, and a DMA in music composition from University of Texas at Austin. 

He is survived by his wife, Alma Lagarda; his son, Mateo; his parents, Peter and Rebecca Greene of South Orange; and a brother, Abraham Greene of Brooklyn. 

Services were held Sept. 18 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Anthropos Arts (

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