Nicholas G. M. Ross


Building 37A, Room 186
NAU Orchestra  

American conductor Nicholas G. M. Ross has been praised for his imaginative programming and engaging leadership.  Creative programming and non-traditional approaches to performance are the trademark of Ross’ career earning acclaim from audiences of all ages.

Demonstrating his affinity for the operatic stage, Ross served as an Associate Conductor with New York City Opera during the ‘07-’08 season, and served as an Assistant Conductor with the Glimmerglass Opera Company for three years. A fiftieth anniversary performance of Bernstein’s masterpiece "West Side Story" featured Ross as Music Director and Conductor in December 2007 for a collaborative production with John Jay and Ohio Wesleyan Colleges.

Past symphonic conducting posts include Music Director of the Hunter Symphony in New York City, Conducting Assistant with the Phoenix Symphony, Cover Conductor for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra.

In the spring of 2004 Ross appeared as guest conductor with the Harbin Symphony Orchestra in Harbin, China in performance of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo”, and Rossini’s Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri.  Additional guest conducting appearances include performances with the Arizona State University Lyric Opera Theater, the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra in Canandaigua, New York, the Society of Composers Festival in Tempe, Arizona, and the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his conducting career, Ross maintains an active performance schedule as a violinist having performed with many notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John, Bobby Vinton, and Frank Sinatra Jr., as well as Broadway touring productions of The Producers, Annie Get Your Gun, and Peter Pan.