Mr. Ross attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the Boston Conservatory and the Juilliard School of Music, where he studied cello and conducting.
He is the founding cellist of the Portland String Quartet and he has been principal cellist with the Winnipeg, Orlando, Quebec, Portland, Boston Ballet and the Boston Opera orchestras. He has also performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony. Mr. Ross is currently conductor and music director of the Maine Youth Orchestra. He was conductor of the University of Southern Maine Symphony, the Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra, and the founder of the Mid-Coast Symphony. He has also guest conducted the Venezuelan National Youth Orchestra, the Portsmouth Youth Orchestra and the University of New Hampshire Symphony.
The Augusta Symphony Orchestra is an independent, non-profit organization funded by ticket sales, donations and special fund raising activities. Donations are tax deductible and checks made out to Augusta Symphony Orchestra may be mailed to Augusta Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 5694, Augusta, ME 04332