Nicholas G. M. Ross has been a member of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra since 1990.
experience as a violinist includes serving as Principal Second Violinist with the Utica Symphony
Orchestra, as well as section positions with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
, the Binghamton
Philharmonic, Arizona Opera and the Albany Symphony.
In addition to his
symphonic experience, Ross
Ross received performance degrees from Ithaca College and Syracuse University.
After completing his
master's degree, Ross joined the Syracuse University faculty as an Affiliate Artist teaching private violin
and string pedagogy.
In pursuit of his
interest in conducting, Ross
was the first recipient of the degree of
Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University
Since then, he
has been on the faculty at Hunter College
in New York City, and is currently the Director of Orchestras at
Northern Arizona University
Demonstrating his affinity for the operatic stage, Ross served as an Associate Conductor with the New
York City Opera Company
for the 2007-2008 season, and served as an Assistant Conductor with the
Glimmerglass Opera Company
for three seasons from 2005-2007.
In December 2007, a fiftieth
anniversary performance of Bernstein's masterpiece West Side Story featured Ross
as Music Director
Most recently, Ross
appeared as guest conductor with the Valdosta Symphony
conducted the inaugural concert for the Art of Orchestra Festival in New York City.