David William Ross
March 24, 2024, 3:00 pm
David William Ross is a guitarist with a wide range and unique approach to the instrument. Trained in both classical and jazz guitar, David works regularly in both genres and appears regularly throughout the United States and in Europe. An advocate of new music, he has worked closely with composers from around the world in creating new works for the guitar with premiers from Frank Wallace, Ferdinando DeSena, Peter Dayton, Pierre Schroeder, Jordan Chase, among many others. His playing appears frequently on the Ravello and Navona labels, his most recent album, a collection of new works by Swiss composer Georges Raillard, was released in 2022 by Navona.
David holds degrees in music theory, composition, and guitar and studied with Julian Gray, Manuel Barrueco, and Scott Tenant at the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Southern California. As an educator, he has taught courses at Fitchburg State University, Keene State College, and the Vermont Jazz Center in jazz improvisation, music theory, ear training, composition, and music history, as well as individual instruction in guitar and recording/mixing. He is currently the Assistant Director of Music at The Putney School in Vermont.