Instructor Suzuki, Violin/Viola, Conservatory Outreach
M.M., Hartt School of Music

Carol Ross

Carol Ross (Suzuki violin teacher) has distinguished herself as a solo, chamber and orchestral violist and violinist.  She has performed in the Princeton Chamber Symphony, the Tallahassee Symphony, the Cleveland Opera Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra and Cleveland Chamber Symphony.  A top prize winner in the Memphis Beethoven Club Competition, she enjoys performing a broad range of recital repertoire.  She appeared frequently in performances of chamber works at the Yellow Barn Music Festival and Rutgers Summerfest,and has been heard in live performances on WNYC, New York City Public Radio.  She has collaborated with artists including Fred Sherry, Elizabeth Thompson, David Wells, Christopher Wellington, Pam Ryan, Eric Rosenblith, Karen Clarke and Fumika Konishi.  Since her student days in Memphis, Carol Ross has actively performed works by living composers, most recently premiering violin/viola duos by husband, Julian Ross.   Ms. Ross has held teaching positions at Florida State University, Westminster Choir College and the Hartt School of Music Community Division.  She founded the Suzuki Program and was the Assistant Director of the Rutgers Community Music Program at Rutgers University and has taught Suzuki and traditional violin and viola for over 25 years.  A former Suzuki student herself, Ms. Ross studied Suzuki pedagogy with Allen Lieb, traditional pedagogy with Sally O'Reilly and Pam Ryan and was a teaching assistant to Teri and David Einfeldt.  She has been a clinician at Suzuki workshops in OH, NJ, PA and TN.   Ms. Ross has been teaching for the Outreach Department of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory since 1997. She earned her B.M. at the University of Memphis and M.M. at the Hartt School of Music.  Her major teachers include Eric Rosenblith, Hiroko Yajima and Jeff Irvine.