Nicholas G. M. Ross
Building 37A, Room 186
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
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.